Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra visited the hilly state of Manipur (India) to meet Indian boxing champion, Mary Kom, at her official quarters in Langol, Imphal.
Priyanka will essay the role of five-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist MC Mary Kom.
During her two-day trip Priyanka met Mary Kom’s family and her new born son. Mary, who has twins (Rechugnvar and Khupneivar), gave birth to her third son this May.
The actress had taken some gifts for the boxer’s three children, including the youngest, named Prince Chunglathen Kom.
Having wrapped up a spell of her biopic on Mary Kom, Priyanka decided it was time to meet her inspiration to understand how she overcame all odds to become a national champion.
During a press conference she said, “I am very very happy that I’ve got an opportunity to be a part of something coming from this part of the country. Mary is a pride of India and she comes from the north east and I am very fortunate and honored that I get to play her role”.
She added that she will train herself in the art of Boxing to portray the Olympian boxer to the best semblance, “I will have to become a boxer” she laughs. The actress also expressed that she looks forward to coming back to Manipur “I love the food here so I’ll come back for the food in Manipur, I think Manipur is beautiful and I am so happy that I can come to Manipur to shoot here”, she added excitedly.
After meeting Mary and her family on Monday, PC and the national sports icon went to meet the latter’s long-time coach L Ibomcha Singh. Priyanka also visited Mary’s native Kangathei villaige in Churachandpur district before returning to Mumbai late evening.