Actress Priyanka Chopra, who plays the role of Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom, says she has not tried to imitate the boxer on screen as her focus was on representing Mary's spirit and personality.
"We did not want to imitate her. We are making a Hindi film and
we wanted the reach of the film to be wide. I am speaking a lot
more in Hindi than Mary speaks and not in Manipuri. And I knew my
face would never look like her we did prosthetics and lot of test.
I don't look like Mary. I don't have the features like her, but I
have given blood and soul for this film to make sure I represent
Mary's spirit and her personality to the best of my ability," Priyanka said in an interview here.
"Sanjay sir (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, producer of the film) said
the film had to be about the spirit of Mary Kom and the story needs
to be told. The fighting spirit of Mary is there in the film. Mary
has seen the film and she has cried at some places...situations.
She has given me her affirmation. For me, that is the biggest test
won. Audience is god. They will decide the fate of the film," she
'Mary Kom' is being touted as one of the much-awaited
films of the year, though Priyanka says she never keeps any
expectations from her films.
"I never keep expectations from my film. I believe in destiny...
I feel destiny and hard work go hand in hand. You can do the best
and leave the rest. Every film has its own destiny. Of course I
want people to love the film and get inspired. The film has
personally inspired me a lot," Priyanka said.
"I am promoting the film because it needs promotion. But if I
don't talk about the film then how will people know about the film
and her. I promote all my films irrespective of whether they will
do well or not. I believe in commitment. For me, every film of mine
is my 'Mughal-E-Azam'. None of them will get less or more
(attention) from me. I enjoy the process of film and the work that
goes behind it," she said.