“Somebody From The Northeast Ought to Have Performed Mary Kom, I Look Nothing Like Her”: Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra in a nonetheless from Mary Kom.(courtesy YouTube)

Highlights

  • Priyanka Chopra performed the titular position in Mary Kom biopic
  • “I used to be simply grasping as an actor,” she mentioned
  • “She impressed me a lot, as a lady,” she added

New Delhi:

Priyanka Chopra, who’s the quilt lady for Vainness Truthful journal’s February difficulty, in a latest interview with them, opened up about taking part in the position of boxing champion Mary Kom and prepping for the position. She additionally mentioned within the interview that she appears like somebody from the northeast ought to have performed the titular position. “After I performed Mary Kom, I used to be very skeptical taking it on to start with as a result of she was a dwelling, respiration icon and she or he made place for thus many feminine athletes. Plus, I look nothing like her. She comes from the northeast of India and I’m from northern India and we bodily did not look alike. In hindsight, the half ought to have most likely gone to somebody from the northeast,” Priyanka Chopra advised Vainness Truthful.

The Matrix 4 star added throughout the interview, “However I used to be simply grasping as an actor to get an opportunity to inform her story as a result of she impressed me a lot, as a lady, as an Indian lady, as an athlete. When the filmmakers insisted I do it, I used to be identical to, ‘You realize what? I’ll do it.'”

Talking of how she prepped for the position, Priyanka Chopra mentioned, “I went and met Mary, I hung out in her residence, I met her youngsters, I met her husband. I needed to spend nearly 5 months coaching to be taught the game, which isn’t simple, by the way in which… And to bodily alter my physique as properly, to get into an athlete’s form. So, bodily, it was actually powerful, mentally, it was actually powerful. As a result of I bodily did not seem like her, I made a decision to embody her spirit. So, I spent a variety of time along with her in order that she might educate me about what her decisions have been, why she made the alternatives that she did.”

The movie Mary Kom showcases the journey of real-life boxing champion Mary Kom – who goes on to change into a six-time world beginner boxing champion. The movie was directed by Omung Kumar.