Actress Priyanka Chopra’s film MC Mary Kom has been receiving praises in box office, for which the actress is happy, however she is sad that Manipur people can’t watch the film since the film is not releasing in the state.
The boxer Mary Kom, on which the film is made, too expressed disheartening that the film didn’t hit theaters in her hometown.
Since September 2000, the separatist militant group Revolutionary Peoples Front has banned Hindi films in Manipur. They claim that Hindi films goes again Manipur values.
Priyanka said: “I feel very sad about it. Mary herself spoke to the government officials but nothing could be done. These decisions are made by people bigger than us. I’m disheartened that the people there cannot watch my film. This has been happening for the past 10 years.”
The actress hopes that Mary Kom will help bridge the gap between North East and the rest of India as it talks about a daughter from their soil.
“People there are not happy with the way they are treated elsewhere. I hope this film sheds light on that and we can help in any manner,” the 32-year-old said.