Priyanka Chopra says 'someone from Northeast should have played Mary Kom' but she was 'greedy' to...

written by Ritika Nath | January 15, 2022

Priyanka Chopra had flawlessly portrayed international boxing champion Mary Kom. And if someone were to choose anyone else for the role several years after the epic film's debut, it would be Priyanka Chopra. Fans will be surprised to learn that Priyanka holds a different perspective for playing Mary Kom in the film.

The actress highlighted her selection in Mary Kom in a recent interview, saying that the part should have gone to someone from the northeast. While Priyanka was reluctant to accept the role, she did so because she was "greedy as an actor"; claimed Priyan Chopra in a recent interview.

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"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 a 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” stated Priyanka in an interview.

Omung Kumar directed the film, which is based on the story of the titular Manipur boxer who won various awards for his country, including an Olympic medal and multiple world championship trophies. In 2014, the movie came out.

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From hard boxing training to spending time with Mary and her family, the actress says she put forth a lot of effort for the film. Priyanka had to practise for about five months simply to perfect the sport, which is quite difficult. She had to physically transform her body to get into athlete shape.

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On the work front, Priyanka Chopra is currently enjoying her success of Matrix: The Resurrections. Apart from this, she will be soon seen in Farhan Akhtar’s next directorial ‘jee Le Zaraa’ alongside Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif. The movie will be produced by Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani, and Farhan Akhtar and written by Zoya Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar, and Reema Kagti.

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