Priyanka Chopra on Mary Kom's Asiad gold: That's woman power

Priyanka Chopra, the reel life M.C. Mary Kom, is ecstatic about the real life boxing champion's gold winning exploits in the women's flyweight category (48-51kg) at the 17th Asian Games Wednesday. The actress says it symbolises woman power.

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra

Mary Kom, a five-time World Champion, defeated Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova 2-0, with one judge scoring the bout 38-38 in Incheon Wednesday.

Priyanka, who essayed the ace boxer in a Bollywood film titled "Mary Kom" about the life of the sportswoman, took to Twitter to congratulate her.

"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," the National Award winning actress posted soon after Mary Kom's win.

The actress and the boxer struck up a friendship during the making of the Omung Kumar-directed film, which turned out to be a hit.

Priyanka has been supportive of the boxer, and just a day before the bout, she had tweeted her support for Mary Kom.

"Irrespective of the outcome of her final bout at the #AsianGames2014… India is proud of your achievement @MangteC #MaryKom. True champion," she had posted Tuesday.

A mother of three, 31-year-old Mary Kom belongs to Manipur and fought all odds to pursue her passion for boxing.

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