If Hollywood has Hillary Swank, we have Priyanka: Bhansali

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali compares Priyanka Chopra with "Million Dollar Baby" star Hilary Swank insisting that only "Barfi" star could pull of the title role in "Mary Kom">Mary Kom", a biopic on Olympic bronze medallist and five-time W

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Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali compares Priyanka Chopra with "Million Dollar Baby" star Hilary Swank insisting that only "Barfi" star could pull of the title role in "Mary Kom">Mary Kom", a biopic on Olympic bronze medallist and five-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom">Mary Kom.

Sports drama "Million Dollar Baby" was the story of a waitress' determination to become a boxing champ and Swank played the protagonist in the film, which did so well that it took home four golden statuettes.

"'Mary Kom">Mary Kom' is a very special film and no one other than Priyanka could have pulled off the role," Bhansali told reporters at the trailer launch of "Mary Kom">Mary Kom".

"Priyanka is an atom bomb and power packed talent. Her dedication, passion, and commitment toward her work is commendable. If Hollywood has Hillary Swank, we have Priyanka Chopra."

Bhansali also compared Priyanka's talent with Nutan and Waheeda Rehman saying she is in the "same league".

Bhansali feels "Mary Kom">Mary Kom" was destined to happen.

"If a film has to happen, it will happen. For this film, we had no meetings or readings. Omung was in the lift and told me he wants to make a film on Mary Kom">Mary Kom and I said yes then and there. So, I feel the film was meant to happen," he said.

Directed by Omung Kumar and co-produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali Productions, the movie will release Sep 5.


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  • Posted on: 27 July 2014 at 12:13amPol_ka

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  • Posted on: 24 July 2014 at 4:18pmrink80

    love you PC...

  • Posted on: 23 July 2014 at 7:47pmPClover

    Looove you proyanka chopra
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  • Posted on: 23 July 2014 at 10:58amrink80

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  • Posted on: 23 July 2014 at 10:29amrajpreeto

    Hope Mary Kim becomes super hit and win all the accolades
    Love you PC

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  • Posted on: 23 July 2014 at 10:11amKit_Kat

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  • Posted on: 23 July 2014 at 8:50amDeedeepa1

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  • Posted on: 23 July 2014 at 8:12amrink80

    Its a great honor to be considered in the same league as Nutan and Waheeda Rahman. Great going PC!

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  • Posted on: 23 July 2014 at 8:09amsreevijayan

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