MUMBAI: The trailer of Viacom18 Motion Pictures & Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Mary Kom launched only to receive an overwhelming response from the industry and the general public. With a current viewership of over 4.3 million views and still counting, the trailer of the biopic based on the life of the 5-time World Championship and Olympic medalist is one of the most successful trailers of all time.
Overwhelmed with the response says Omung Kumar who makes his directorial debut with the film, “First we were overwhelmed with the response to the first look of the film. The trailer touched people and many people called to tell me that they cried after seeing it. The most touching response for me was from a lady from the North East, who had somehow found out my mobile number and called to say how seeing the trailer, she felt so proud and felt grateful for what it was attempting to do for women, sports and most importantly , people from the North East”.
Priyanka Chopra, “ I was in shock after the first look of the poster itself.I remember we were shooting in Turkey and I tweeted it and went back to shooting. By the time I came back, my phone was flooded with smses and over 3,500 twitter messages loving it. I thought my phone would explode. The nicest response I got post the trailer was when Mary called me and said, My kids saw you and thought it is me.
For me, if I could convince a mother’s children despite not looking like her, it made me proud. “ The biggest compliment that came the actress’ way however was from Farhan Akhtar when he said, `Mary ko Milkha ka salaam”.
Says producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ” Mary Kom’s story is an inspiring one that touched my heart.Not many films are based on biopics of living people, so this is a rare experiment.I am extremely proud of it”.
Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures & Sanjay Leela Bhansali,Mary Kom stars Priyanka Chopra and Darshan Kumar in the lead. The movie will hit theaters on September 5, 2014.