Priyanka Chopra is all set to test her mettle to the core, as the actress will next be seen playing Mary Kom, the Indian Olympic medal winning boxer.
Reportedly, Priyanka has been roped in by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Mary Kom’s biopic. It is learnt that PeeCee will have to undergo rigorous training for four long months, and that too, from Mary Kom herself. She will learn the basics of boxing, i.e. the foot-and-arm movement, feinting, sparring etc and also there would be a grinding session, as Priyanka will move into bouts and throw actual punches at the opponents. She will have to bear a few punches too.
Priyanka will have to be physically and mentally strong.
Buzz doing the rounds is that Priyanka will be staying with Mary Kom and her family, in Manipur, as it is very important for her to understand her character.
Says a source, “She needs to understand how Mary has struggled to perfect her sport even though she had to play mother to twins and take care of her husband. There are a lot of things about Mary’s family that nobody knows. For instance, Mary’s father became aware of his daughter’s affinity to boxing only after he read about her achievements in the newspaper. By spending time with the family, Priyanka will get to know about such stories.”
The actress will begin her training early next year.