- Priyanka Chopra performed the titular function in Mary Kom biopic
- “I was just greedy as an actor,” she stated
- “She inspired me so much, as a woman,” she added
Priyanka Chopra, who’s the duvet woman for Vanity Fair journal’s February subject, in a latest interview with them, opened up about taking part in the function of boxing champion Mary Kom and prepping for the function. She additionally stated within the interview that she seems like somebody from the northeast ought to have performed the titular function. “When I played Mary Kom, I was very skeptical taking it on in the beginning because she was a living, breathing icon and she made place for so many female athletes. Plus, I look nothing like her. She comes from the northeast of India and I am from northern India and we physically didn’t look alike. In hindsight, the part should have probably gone to someone from the northeast,” Priyanka Chopra informed Vanity Fair.
The Matrix 4 star added through the interview, “But I was just greedy as an actor to get a 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 I do it, I was just like, ‘You know what? I’m going to do it.'”
Speaking of how she prepped for the function, Priyanka Chopra stated, “I went and met Mary, I spent time in her home, 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 to physically alter my body as well, to get into an athlete’s shape. So, physically, it was really tough, mentally, it was really tough. Because I physically didn’t look like her, I decided to embody her spirit. So, I spent a lot of time with her so that she could educate me about what her choices were, why she made the choices that she did.”
The movie Mary Kom showcases the journey of real-life boxing champion Mary Kom – who goes on to grow to be a six-time world beginner boxing champion. The movie was directed by Omung Kumar.