Priyanka Chopra, who will be playing the role of Olympic medalist Mary Kom for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next, has been training around the clock to look and feel every bit the part.
The actress has been training with boxing coach Ravi Saharn for over the last year and seems to have impressed him to no end by her dedication to learn and hone the sport.
Ravi Saharn says, “Priyanka has impressed me with her professionalism and dedication. There have been times when she has been hurt during the training but that has never been an issue wit her which is admirable”.
Saharn added that for the film, Priyanka has been training for 5-6 hours a day and that the training comprises running, skipping, sparring and other exercises to get in shape. “For this film, Priyanka is actually training to box and not to just appear as if she is boxing,” added the coach.