Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra among Bollywood stars to hail Mary Kom’s gold medal at Asian Games 2014

Mumbai: Calling her “a true champion” and a “role model”, Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan Priyanka Chopra and Shabana Azmi today congratulated boxer Mary Kom for winning the gold medal at the ongoing Asian Games in South Korea.

Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra among Bollywood stars to hail Mary Kom’s gold medal at Asian Games 2014

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Priyanka, who depicted the boxer’s life story in a recent biopic, said having portrayed her on screen, she understood the hard work and sacrifices that Kom went through for the game.

“I feel almost as if I have won… What an achievement, what a role model! She has proved yet again that she is unstoppable.
@priyankachopra

Yaaaaaay!!!Now that’s called Woman Power! #MaryKom gets gold..makes India Proud & shows us that we can achieve anything! #Momof3 #champion

This amazing mother of three has made India proud today just as she has done throughout her career and has shown the world what a true champion is made of. I am privileged and proud to have been able to tell this amazing woman’s story to the world,” Priyanka told PTI.

The ‘Fashion’ star, who became friends with Kom while working on the biopic, said the boxer was her hero. The film’s director Omung Kumar also congratulated Kom.

@SrBachchan

MARY KOM WINS GOLD ..!! WHAT A FEAT .. PROUD INDIAN ..!!

Kom, 31, defeated Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight (51KG) summit clash in Incheon, South Korea to become the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal in the Asian Games.