Sanjay Leela Bhansali takes both his roles as director and producer very seriously. All his time right now is taken up with completing Ram Leela, which he directed.
However, he is also busy planning his next production venture – a film about the life of MC Mary Kom, a bronze medal winner at the Olympics – to be directed by Omung Kumar.
The story goes that Bhansali was hooked immediately when Kumar brought him the script four weeks prior to this year’s Olympics. MC Mary Kom is a mother of two and had a hard life, the struggles of which she managed to overcome to become a champion boxer. The tale is a moving one. Plus, how often do women become boxers in India?
No working title has been released yet and the casting has not even begun. Still, Bhansali is confident that the movie will be ready to shoot by the end of 2012.
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