Inspired by MC Mary Kom's victory at the London Olympics 2012, Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has decided to make a film of her motivational journey to the Summer Games.
The award winning director, who is known for making unconventional big budget films, and delivering several blockbuster hits, was entrusted with the brilliant idea of making a film on five-time World Boxing champion from his long-time friend Omung Kumar.
Art director Kumar, who has worked with Bhansali in "Black" and "Saawariya", approached him with the script based on Kom's life after taking permission from the boxer herself. Bhansali apparently agreed on making the film with him.
Confirming the news to The Times of India, Bhansali said, "Omung brought the script to me a month before the Olympics. Mary Kom has made India proud. I was moved by her story. She is a mother of two, has been through so many struggles, has tremendous spirit and a sense of living and dignity and is now a World Champion. She has what it takes to make a great champion."
"An Indian woman boxer is rare. It will be an exciting film to produce and I am very happy to do it," he added.
Though he hasn't met Kom yet, Bhansali is said to be absolutely moved by her life story. He is said to have fixed a meeting with her on Aug 23 to discuss the upcoming project.
According to reports, the casting of the film will soon be decided and the shooting will begin early next year. Makers of the film are presently juggling to find an actor who can do justice to Kom's role.