Priyanka Chopra's Mary Kom wins popular film at the 62nd National Film Awards - RNews1 Network

Priyanka Chopra's Mary Kom wins popular film at the 62nd National Film Awards

Priyanka Chopra, Mary Kom, 62nd National Film Awards, filmmaker Omung Kumar
New Delhi : Omung Kumar with surprised and excited upon hearing that his debut film as a director, Mary Kom with actress Priyanka Chopra in lead, which is based on the life of boxing champion MC Mary Kom was named the most popular film providing wholesome entertainment at the 62nd National Film Awards announced here Tuesday.

The biopic on boxer and five-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom won appreciation from all quarters. The film, starring Priyanka Chopra in the titular role, was named the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, "for being an inspiring story of a woman who becomes a national icon through her determined pursuit of sporting excellence."

"Winning a National Award for my first film is the biggest high I could have got. God, I can't believe it," said art director and now filmmaker Omung Kumar.

He couldn't assimilate the news at first. "I'm sitting in Malaysia right now and getting to know this news from people, and I couldn't understand first as to did we get nominated or did we win, and then finally when I came to know that it really happened, I just couldn't believe it. It's a dream come true for a debut director. Thank you all for your support," he added.



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