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