Mary Kom is likely to be a turning point in Priyanka’s career and the actress has spared no effort to turn in a realistic portrayal of the sports star. Director Omung Kumar says Priyanka and he had extensive meetings with Mary.
“Priyanka and I stayed at Mary’s house for a few days. We noticed how she trains for boxing, how she cooks, eats and abuses (laughs). We took into consideration the little details of her life.” Though Mary never visited the film’s sets, Omung says she was always available on the phone. He says, “If we were stuck, we would call her and ask what we should do,” before adding with a laugh: “I remember one day we even requested her to abuse so that Priyanka could emulate her perfectly.”