Priyanka Chopra breaks down at the mahurat shot
Priyanka Chopra resumes shooting exactly a week after the demise of her father Dr. Ashok Chopra at a studio in Goregaon (West). June 17th was the mahurat shot of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Mary Kom biopic and as she got emotional during the first day of the shoot. Her mother Madhu Chopra who accompanied Priyanka to the film shooting comforted her and she soon recovered.
At the mahurat, Priyanka was accompanied by her mother and close family members. After the puja, the actress dressed up in blue jersey and red short and gave the first shot in a boxing ring, fighting with a US boxer.
Priyanka has undergone rigorous training and build muscles to play the Olympic bronze medal winner Mary Kom from Manipur. Initially, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has roped in Lucia Rijker, who had trained Hilary Swank in the Hollywood film, Million Dollar Baby to train Priyanka but as she was unwell the makers roped in Christy Halbert, Team USA's assistant coach.
PC lost her father Dr. Ashok Chopra to cancer and the daddy’s l’il girl is back to her normal work schedule. It was reported that when her father was seriously sick and he was admitted to Dhirubhai Kokilben hospital in Mumbai, Piggy Chops was working on her physique to play Olympic bronze medal winner Mary Kom and she had been shuffling between her shoot and hospital but did not show any sign of anxiousness about her father’s ill health on the set and continued work normally. Now instead of taking her own time to return to work, Priyanka insists to resume work and today she has given the mahurat shot.
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali asked the ‘Barfi’ actress to take her own time to return to work but she told him that her father wants her to work and so she will resume work as early as possible. On receiving her assurance, Sanjay has schedule today’s day for the mahurat shot.
A source says, “When Priyanka’s father was unwell, Bhansali told her
that the shooting of the Mary Kom biopic can wait. Then, three days ago, they
spoke and Priyanka expressed her desire to resume work. Bhansali once again
told her that there was no hurry. But she said her dad would have wanted her to
work, so she would like to do so and is ready to start shooting for the film.
That’s when Bhansali agreed and locked June 17 as the day for the mahurat
Bhansali’s spokesperson confirms the news, saying, “The shoot will start on Monday (today). Priyanka is resuming work now, even though Mr Bhansali asked her to take her time.”
The 30-year-old actress has posted a picture from the film's sets on Istagram. Directed by Omung Kumar, Priyanka will be seen in de-glam look yet again after ‘Barfi’!.
The movie is about the journey of five-time world champion Mary Kom from
Manipur Earlier this year; Mary Kom was honored with Padma Bhushan, country's
third highest civilian honour.