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Bollywood stars shower boxing queen Mary Kom with praise for Asiad gold

Stars of the Hindi film industry take to Twitter to congratulate Mary Kom on becoming the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games

After Priyanka Chopra, the reel life M.C. Mary Kom, congratulated the real life boxing champion for winning gold at the 17th Asian Games Wednesday, other stars of the Hindi film industry like singing legend Lata Mangeshkar and filmmaker Shoojit Sircar followed suit.

The five-time World Champion, defeated Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova 2-0, with one judge scoring the bout 38-38 in Incheon Wednesday. And the film fraternity is thrilled by her victory.

Here's what they tweeted:

Priyanka Chopra: Yaaaaaay!!!Now that's called Woman Power! #MaryKom gets gold..makes India Proud & shows us that we can achieve anything! #Momof3 #champion
So proud of u @mangtec u r a true champ!! My Shero! Be #Unbeatable Be #Unbreakable Be #MaryKom

Lata Mangeshkar: Namaskar. Humare desh ki mahila boxer Ms.Mary Kom ji ne Aisan Games me Gold medal jitaa hai (Our country’s female boxer Mary Kom has won gold medal at the Asian Games). Meri unko bohot shubh kaamanaayein (My best wishes to her). (sic)

Amitabh Bachchan: MARY KOM WINS GOLD ..!! WHAT A FEAT .. PROUD INDIAN ..!!

Farhan Akhtar: Congratulations to Mary Kom on her gold medal win. #ReachForTheSky

Shoojit Sircar: Mary Kom Mary Kom Mary Kom zindabad

Anil Kapoor: Salute to @MangteC #Marykom for becoming the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal at the #AsianGames

Shahid Kapoor: Huge congratulations to the relentlessly inspiring Mary Kom for yet again making india proud.

Dipannita Sharma: It's an amazing victory!#MaryKom Her first Asian gold medal.what a moment:).

Milap Zaveri: Mary Kom has done it again! Asian Games Gold! Wow! She is the pride of India!

Virr Das: Go Mary Kom!!!!!

Vishal Dadlani: Even prouder today, to have sung #ZiddiDil and #SalaamIndia in #MaryKom. What an athlete, what a champion! #MaryGOLD

Kunal Kohli: Is #MaryKOM the only sportsperson in the world, to win a gold medal, before & after, a film was made on her?

Siddharth: Mary Kom. Indian. Tireless fighter! #salute #Marygold

(With inputs from Agencies)

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