|It’s just a week since her dear dad’s demise, and actress Priyanka Chopra has started shooting for her Mary Kom biopic. The actress was at a studio in Goregaon (West) yesterday, shooting for the film, but not without the fond memories of her father.
It’s heard that the shoot started after mahurat puja, and the actress placed a picture of the late Dr. Ashok Chopra, in his army uniform, at the puja. Her mother, Dr. Madhu Chopra, and a few close family members accompanied the bereaved actress.
During the puja, Priyanka got emotional, but was comforted by her mother. Coincidentally, yesterday, June 17, was also her mother’s birthday, so it was a good day to begin shooting for the actress.
After the puja, the actress was spotted in a blue jersey and red shorts as she shot for a boxing ring scene, fighting a US boxer. Like a thorough professional, Priyanka Chopra finished her first day of shoot, and looked composed.
For her Mary Kom biopic, PC was to initially train under Lucia Rijker, who had trained Hilary Swank in the award-winning Hollywood film, Million Dollar Baby. But Christy Halbert, Team USA’s assistant coach, was roped in because Lucia couldn’t commit to the movie because of her illness.
Priyanka even posted an image from the movie’s sets, which looked like a poster announcing: “Priyanka Chopra in and as Mary Kom”.