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'Mary Kom' director Omung Kumar on choosing Priyanka Chopra over others

PTI August 15, 2014 17:10 IST
Mumbai: Omung Kumar, who is making his directorial debut with "Mary Kom", which stars Priyanka Chopra as Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom, says the National Award winning actress will add "commercial value" to the film.

Omung Kumar said: "This is my debut film, and as a director, this film should work commercially as well. Had I cast any newcomer for this film, people would have ignored the posters.

"Now people are talking about the poster and the trailer, which means people are liking it and it's all thanks to Priyanka. Priyanka will add commercial value to 'Mary Kom'."

While there were also reports that the director and the film's co-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali are not on talking terms because of creative differences, Omung said: "These are all rumours there is absolutely no issue between both of us."