Priyanka Chopra, who will be seen enacting the role of Olympic bronze medalist, MC Mary Kom in Omung Kumar’s biopic Mary Kom, is quite confident that the film produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali will strike a chord with the audience.
At the music launch of Mary Kom yesterday, PeeCee shared an interesting anecdote with the gathered media. While apni Piggy Chops was in Turkey shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s multi starrer, Dil Dhadakne Do, the makers of the biopic – Omung and Bhansali arranged a special screening for Mary Kom and her family in Mumbai. Considering it’s her first biopic, Chopra was quite nervous and was anxiously looking forward to Mary’s response to the film.
After watching the film, Mary ringed Priyanka in Turkey and shared her feelings with the actress. “I was very nervous wondering how Mary and her family would react after watching the film, also thinking whether they would like the film or not. I wasn’t able to concentrate shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do and eventually when I got a call from Mary, we spoke our heart out and she told me that she was really moved watching the film and she was in tears. Now, that was a very proud moment for me,” informs Priyanka.
“I remember I wasn’t able to focus on my character thinking about Mary Kom screening and Zoya was going nuts yelling at me, wanting me to focus. Eventually, the shoot came to a halt for a long time, as Mary and I ended up chatting for a long time. But when I informed Zoya, she congratulated me. So now worries.”
Must say, unlike other actresses of her generation, Priyanka is probably the only one who likes taking risks and experimenting with characters. With Mary Kom, we hope PeeCee will once again raise the bar and create a new benchmark after the stupendous performance in Anurag Basu’s Barfi! What say Bollywoodcelebdians?