Mumbai — “Mary Kom,” the biopic on Olympic medal-winning boxer Mary Kom, starring Priyanka Chopra, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
Chopra plays the titular role in the film, produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Viacom18 Motion Pictures.
The world premiere of the film will take place on the opening night of the festival on Sept. 4.
"This is a landmark entry for VMP in the biggest film festival in North America. ‘Mary Kom’ is the compelling story of India's only Olympic woman boxer who fought against all odds, winning not just championships but hearts of Indians the world over," said Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures.
Directed by debutant Omung Kumar, “Mary Kom” is slated to hit theaters on Sept. 5.
Chopra, a former Miss World who won the National Award for “Fashion,” has called the biopic her career’s toughest and most important role.