The renowned filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali had earlier announced that he is planning to make a biopic film on boxing champion Mary Kom, where the well-known art director Omung Kumar will make his debut as director with this film. Now the latest buzz roaming around is that the very talented Priyanaka Chopra might play the character of Mary Kom, who is the bronze medal winner and boxing champion of Olympics 2012.
A source close to the project reveals that Priyanka is currently going through the script, and as she shares a good rapport with Bhansali, she might rope into this project very soon. The source also said that PC was apparently in talks with the filmmaker for his 'Ram Leela', but as things didn't work out for that film, they might come together for this film.
On the other side, debutante director Omung said that they might consider for a new face also, but whoever would be roped in, will have to go for vigorous training to gulp down Mary's body language, lifestyle and moves for the film.
Interestingly apart from Priyanka Chopra, actress Katrina Kaif's name is also being considered to play the 29-year-old boxing champion in the movie. If everything goes well, then director Omung and producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali might commence their project on floors by March-April 2013.
Well after modeling, acting and singing, it would be for sure an exciting to watch the multifaceted Priyanka doing boxing on the screen. However, looks like some tweeple are not happy with the above news.
Tweeple's reaction over PC as Mary Kom
Aseem Chhabra ?@chhabs: "Priyanka Chopra might play Mary Kom in a film? In Hollywood it would be like a white actor playing an Asian & there would be major protests! (sic)"
Mr.BOND™ ?@1m_V: "Rofl @doctoratlarge Priyanka Chopra is playing Mary Kom in the movie because her swollen lips will look natural for a boxer (sic)"
Aruni Kashyap ?@AruniKashyap: "Priyanka Chopra to play Mary Kom? Most ridiculous thing I have heard in a long time. Then, y not hv a green-eyed Kom? (sic)"
KInder ?@K_Inder: "Give a chance to NE Girl (sic)"
PrErNa C PrAdHaN ?@prernachettri: "priyanka chopra as mary kom?ehh!! (sic)"
21dreamz ?@21dreamz: "Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom?? Wow, Bollywood forgot that there is an 'East' added to North... (sic)"
Miranda LP ?@mirandapachuau: "Whaaat? Not even funny RT @akUlee Priyanka Chopra to play Mary Kom. Seriously???!!!! That's lame! (sic)"