Mary Kom Gets Resounding Cheer From Bollywood

Updated: 02 October 2014 23:21 IST

Mary Kom punched her way to her first-ever Asian Games gold medal and the veteran boxer received an overwhelming applause from India's film fraternity.

Mary Kom Gets Resounding Cheer From Bollywood
MC Mary Kom celebrates as she is announced winner of the women’s flyweight (48-51kg) final boxing match against Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. © AP

After Priyanka Chopra, the reel life M.C. Mary Kom, congratulated the real life boxing champion for winning gold at the 17th Asian Games on Wednesday, other stars of the Hindi film industry like singing legend Lata Mangeshkar and filmmaker Shoojit Sircar followed suit.

The five-time World Champion, defeated Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova 2-0, with one judge scoring the bout 38-38 in Incheon on Wednesday. And the film fraternity is thrilled by her victory.

Here's what they tweeted:

Lata Mangeshkar: Namaskar. Humare desh ki mahila boxer Ms.Mary Kom ji ne Aisan Games me Gold medal jitaa hai (Our country's female boxer Mary Kom has won gold medal at the Asian Games). Meri unko bohot shubh kaamanaayein (My best wishes to her). (sic)

Amitabh Bachchan: MARY KOM WINS GOLD ..!! WHAT A FEAT .. PROUD INDIAN ..!!

Farhan Akhtar: Congratulations to Mary Kom on her gold medal win. #ReachForTheSky

Shoojit Sircar: Mary Kom Mary Kom Mary Kom zindabad

Shahid Kapoor: Huge congratulations to the relentlessly inspiring Mary Kom for yet again making india proud.

Dipannita Sharma: It's an amazing victory!#MaryKom Her first Asian gold medal. what a moment:).

Milap Zaveri: Mary Kom has done it again! Asian Games Gold! Wow! She is the pride of India!

Virr Das: Go Mary Kom!!!!!

Vishal Dadlani: Even prouder today, to have sung #ZiddiDil and #SalaamIndia in #MaryKom. What an athlete, what a champion! #MaryGOLD

Kunal Kohli: Is #MaryKOM the only sportsperson in the world, to win a gold medal, before & after, a film was made on her?



Topics : Boxing Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom
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