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“A girl from North East could have been surely cast to represent us”: Axone actress Lin Laishram on Priyanka Chopra’s role as Mary Kom

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It is now an era where Bollywood films are being used to glorify various personalities from sports and other areas. However, the actors playing these roles may or may not aptly portray the personality’s features perfectly.

In the issue, Axone actor Lin Laishram, a co-actor who acted in a supporting role in Mary Kom beside Priyanka Chopra, stated her sentiments by saying that it was ‘heartbreaking’ to see someone not from the North East be cast as Mary Kom in the boxer’s 2014 biopic.

Lin spoke about the issues in such castings by saying, “I admire Priyanka for her hard work, she really put in a lot of hours in order to look like Mary Kom but I always felt that casting is an important step in film. I believe in authenticity and inclusivity, so a girl from Manipur or the North East could have been surely cast to represent us…”

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