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‘Mary Kom’ not to release in hometown

Promotion of the film Mary Kom

Promotion of the film Mary KomNew Delhi: The most-awaited movie ‘Mary Kom’ played by Priyanka Chopra is set to released on September 5, 2014.

According to reports, the movie which is a tribute to Mary Kom, will not be screened in Manipur because the state is witnessing a ban on Hindi movies and Hindi TV shows since 2000.

The ban has been imposed by separatist group `Revolutionary Peoples Front`, who wish to make Manipur an independent socialist state.

The MC Mary Kom also trying hard to convince the government to open the Piggy Chops-starrer film in the state and hopes some fruitful result will come out of it.

However, this is not the only hurdle that `Mary Kom` is likely to face, another one being that the Manipuris are not too happy with PeeCee depicting the boxer on screen. Apparently, they wanted a North-Eastern to step into the shoes of MC Mary Kom.

Directed by Omung Kumar, the movie also stars Darshan Kumar, who is playing Priyanka`s better-half in the film.

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