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11-28-2012, 06:26 PM #1
Priyanka Chopra to play Mary Kom in Bhansali’s next
After having made an impression with Saat Khoon Maaf, Priyanka Chopra is all set to do yet another woman-oriented film. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has signed the actress to play Mary Kom in his next film based on the Olympic medal winner.
The actress will start preparing for her role in January and the project is expected to go on floors early next year (2013). It is said that Priyanka was in talks with the production house for quite some time now.
In fact, they met a couple of times to discuss the script. Besides, there were a lot many things to be settled like working out her dates etc. Finally things have been settled and Priyanka is on board to play the lead.
It is widely speculated that since the film revolves around Mary, there may be no male lead in the film.
Earlier, Bhansali wanted to cast Priyanka in his Gujarati Romeo-Juliet. But things didn’t work out. The filmmaker is of the view that Priyanka is the perfect choice for Mary's role.