Kumar had helmed the 2014 biopic on the boxer, starring Priyanka Chopra.
She is a tigress in the ring: Omung Kumar on Mary Kom's Commonwealth Games win
Mumbai - 16 Apr 2018 11:00 IST
Director Omung Kumar, who helmed the Hindi biopic on star Indian boxer MC Mary Kom, is proud of her gold medal win in the women's 48 kg category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast.
The boxer won on Saturday (14 April).
Mary Kom was closely associated with Kumar's film, which saw Priyanka Chopra play the boxer on reel, and won a National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
"It is unbelievable that each time you see Mary Kom in a different phase of life, you know that she is going to do it. I know her for a long time now because of the biopic I made on her," Kumar said in a statement.
He calls her a "young girl".
"We call her a girl since she's so petite but the power that she possesses is simply mind-blowing. When she goes into the ring, she is a tigress. We are so proud of her."