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Mumbai, April 2: The release date of Mary Kom, the much-awaited biopic on Olympic medal-winning boxer M C Mary Kom, has been locked. It will come out October 2 this year. The date is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti across the country every year.

Viacom18 Motion Pictures on Wednesday announced the release date of the film, which stars Priyanka Chopra in the title role. The project is directed by Omung Kumar.

Taking forward the phenomenal success of Queen, the studio has also announced that its action thriller Gabbar, co-starring Akshay Kumar and Shruti Haasan and directed by Krish, will release January 23, 2015, coinciding with the Republic Day weekend.

Both films are produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.