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Priyanka Chopra in a still from Mary Kom.(courtesy Youtube)

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  • Priyanka Chopra played the lead role in the Mary Kom biopic
  • “I was just greedy as an actress,” she said.
  • “She inspired me a lot, as a woman,” she added.

Priyanka Chopra, who is the cover girl of vanity fair The magazine’s February issue, in a recent interview with them, talked about playing the role of boxing champion Mary Kom and preparing for the role. He also said in the interview that he feels someone from the Northeast should have played the lead role. “When I played Mary Kom, I was very skeptical at first because she was a living, breathing icon that made room for so many female athletes. Besides, I don’t look anything like her. It comes from northeast India. and I am from North India and physically we did not look alike. In hindsight, the role probably should have gone to someone from the Northeast,” Priyanka Chopra told Vanity Fair.

the matrix 4 The star added during the interview: “But I was really looking forward as an actor to get the chance to tell her story because she inspired me so much, as a woman, as an Indian woman, as an athlete. When the filmmakers insisted that I do it, I was like, ‘You know what? I’m going to do it'”.

Speaking about how she prepared for the role, Priyanka Chopra said: “I went and met Mary, I spent time at her house, I met her children, I met her husband. I had to spend almost five months training to learn the sport.” which is not easy, by the way… And physically altering my body too, putting myself in the shape of an athlete. So physically, it was very difficult, mentally, it was very difficult. Because physically I didn’t look like her, I decided to embody her spirit. So, I spent a lot of time with her so she could educate me on what her choices were, why she made the decisions that she did.”

The movie Mary Kom depicts the journey of real-life boxing champion Mary Kom, who becomes a six-time world amateur boxing champion. The film was directed by Omung Kumar.


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