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“Mary Kom Will Be Underpaid Even If Paid A Million Dollar”

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Actress Priyanka Chopra impressed all with her performance as boxing champion MC Mary Kom in the recently released biopic, Mary Kom.

However, comparisons being made about Priyanka's earning more by acting as Mary Kom than Mary Kom actually earned till date, certainly disappointed the actress.

There has been a buzz about how Priyanka Chopra earned much more by just acting as Mary Kom in a film than the boxer could earn in her entire life. Priyanka Chopra now speaks about the issue and expressed her views.

Priyanka Chopra and Mary Kom

"To reduce the life of an Indian hero like Mary to a comparison of how much she earns compared to me or anybody else is taking us away from the main message of her life. What she has done has made all of us richer, all women especially by giving us the inspiration that every woman can fight for herself. Every woman can make decisions that make her life more fulfilling. A salary is an opportunity cost. It means that you get paid accoording to what work or what output the employee gives," said Mary Kom actress, Priyanka Chopra.

The actress further added,"If we were to look at what Mary has given back to the society through her work, even if she was paid a billion dollar per minute she would still be underpaid. Just because it makes for great irony to highlight the plight of sportswomen in India, does not justify comparing our salaries to point out the sad state of Indian women sports in India. I and the film-makers have at least brought the story to the forefront in the best way we could. We are on the side of asking for better conditions for sportswomen like Mary in India and not the other side. I think one should appreciate this effort not negate whatever little difference we will make to highlight these issues through our film."

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