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Priyanka Chopra's Mary Kom biopic to have two versions

March 07, 2014 16:50 IST

Priyanka ChopraProducer Sanjay Leela Bhansali has big plans for his Mary Kom biopic, if recent report are to be believed.

Biopics, particularly based on sports persons, have become the flavour of the season after Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag set the cash registers ringing as well as gained critical acclaim.

Now, we hear, the Mary Kom film directed by Omung Kumar has gone in for a major overhaul.

According to sources, Bhansali has taken charge of the script and has dialed the drama and conflict elements down a few notches for a wider audience.

"The plan now is to take Mary Kom’s story to every part of the world. Priyanka Chopra is already working on acquiring a global name through her music. Sanjay Bhansali wants to use that fan base  and her international reach for the film," the source informs.

With an eye on a global audience, Bhansali has reportedly done away with overt sentimentality shown in the film.

"There will be two separate -- national and international -- versions of the film.

"The international version would be far more tightly edited with no songs and a lot more bouts in the boxing arena. The Hindi version will have more of Mary's family life, the sacrifices she made for her husband and children's sake, the compromises they had to make, etc etc," the source adds.

Subhash K Jha in Patna