When you play the role of a real life Olympic medalist female Boxer on screen being an actor yourself , the challenge is going to be as tough as any boxing match possible . The Movie ‘Mary Kom’ as the name suggests , is based on the life story of boxing sensation Mary Kom of India . The movie is directed by Omung Kumar and will be released on 5 september , 2014 .
The Movie is looking to be a really aspiring one with the story of how a girl came through the evils of society and went on to become a boxer and a champion in a country like India with only the support of a few and far between . Priyanka Chopra went through rigorous trainings and a lot of efforts to prepare herself for the role of a sportsperson. She also visited Mary Kom in her hometown to learn more about her life and get enlightened about the role and the sport too . Mary was impressed by Priyankas dedication and is excited to see her real life story on reel cinema . Despite Priyanka’s father’s demise during the shoot , and postponement of the shoot , Priyanka came back and completed the movie with all her focus.
Priyanka Chopra fought with real boxers in and for the shoot of Mary Kom Movie . She put her body and mind into boxing during the entire shoot and all matches were competitively held . Priyanka even kept on getting bruised an injured but just carried on like a real fighter would . . She says it was not easy to take a full-on punch from professional boxers during the shoot as it was a little intimidating and certainly challenging.
“All my opponents in the film were real boxers,” Priyanka mentioned in an interview.
“It was very difficult to shoot with them because they are real boxers and they don’t know how to fake a punch, they had to really hit you. So I had to get hit a lot and that was really hard,” she added.
Co-produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Viacom 18 Motion Picture , Mary Kom shows how Kom’s journey from an athlete to a boxer, opposition faced by her father to take up the sport as a profession, training with men, her fearless nature, marriage and so-called end of her boxing career.
After accepting challenging roles and succeeding immensely in films like Barfi , 7 khoon maaf and Fashion , Priyanka stepped up a level and took up this character which was inspired by a real life person and try to live up to her pride .
After becoming an icon in the hearts of sports fans in India . Mary and her story will now soon impress bollywood lovers through Priyanka’s act on screen .