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Was Just Greedy: Priyanka Chopra On Why She Wasn’t The Right Choice For Mary Kom

With a staggering 72.9 million followers on Instagram, the actress is always in the news for one reason or another.

Was Just Greedy: Priyanka Chopra On Why She Wasn't The Right Choice For Mary Kom
Was Just Greedy: Priyanka Chopra On Why She Wasn't The Right Choice For Mary Kom (Image: Instagram/PriyankaChopra)

New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra has been a global icon since the very start of this century. The diva, who is fondly known as the Desi Girl, has been on a quest to conquer the west after delivering super hits here in the Indian film industry. With a staggering 72.9 million followers on Instagram, the actress is always in the news for one reason or another.

Recently, Priyanka Chopra stunned her fans as she graced the cover of the coveted fashion magazine Vanity Fair for their February issue. Take a look at the cover shared by the superstar via her Instagram handle:

For her interview that will be out with the February issue of Vanity Fair, Priyanka Chopra talked about her personal life, her career in India as well as her film choices.

The Matrix Resurrections star also talked about her sports biopic on the Olympic medalist Mary Kom in the 2014 film by the same name.

“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 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,” the global star said.

She further added “In hindsight, the part should have probably gone to someone from the northeast. But I was just greedy as an actor to get a chance to tell her story, because she inspired me so much, as a woman, as an Indian woman, as an athlete. When the filmmakers insisted I do it, I was just like, ‘You know what? I’m going to do it.’”

Though she did add that she prepped a lot for the film and met her underwent intense boxing training. “I went and met Mary, I spent time in her home, I met her children, I met her husband. I had to spend almost five months training to learn the sport, which is not easy, by the way… And to physically alter my body as well, to get into an athlete’s shape.”

“So, physically, it was really tough, mentally, it was really tough. Because I physically didn’t look like her, I decided to embody her spirit. So, I spent a lot of time with her so that she could educate me about what her choices were, why she made the choices that she did,” Priyanka added.

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