Priyanka Chopra has been going all out to promote her upcoming film Mary Kom, a biopic on the well-known Indian boxer MC Mary Kom from Manipur.
“Mary Kom is a story of a woman who has seen tough times and yet emerged a winner.Mary Kom, the boxer, has been through so many struggles and it was through her tremendous spirit coupled with an urge to live life with dignity that she became a world champion. The story is truly motivational and inspiring,” said the starlet while talking to Indian media.
Omang Kumar, who is making his debut as a director with Mary Kom, was with Priyanka in Jaipur and was all praises about the versatile actor. “When I decided to make the film on Mary Kom, the only actor I could think of was Priyanka Chopra. And she has done an excellent job in the movie. She is thoroughly dedicated and hard working. In fact, when I suggested that the fight scenes should be shot involving real boxing players, she readily agreed to it without any hiccups,” said Kumar.
The debutant director revealed that even though it was challenging to teach an actor how to play a sport — boxing to Priyanka — it was much more difficult to teach a sportsman how to act. “The real boxers took it as actual boxing, owing to which Priyanka had bruises on her body.