Kom to star as cartoon superhero


MUMBAI: India’s five-time world boxing champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mary Kom is to star in animated form as the country’s first cartoon girl superhero, the series’ production company said on Tuesday. The boxer has signed a deal with ScreenYug Creations, based in the western Indian state of Maharashtra that will see a fictional childhood version of the national hero in “Mary Kom Jr.” She said the animated series would focus on educating children about useful self-defense moves, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.



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