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When Priyanka Chopra met boxer Mary Kom in her hometown Imphal

Written by Divya Goyal | New Delhi | Posted: July 16, 2013 11:33 am

National Award winning actress Priyanka Chopra,who will be essaying the role of Olympic Bronze medalist Mary Kom,visited the boxer’s hometown Imphal to get first hand information.

The 30-year-old actress,who has been taking notes on Mary Kom’s life,was guided by none other than the player herself. Priyanka tweeted: “Road tripppp! Interiors of Manipur r so full of character..with #MaryKom as my travel guide..anything”

The movie is about the journey of Mary Kom from Manipur who went on to become five-time world champion.

Priyanka,who has undergone a rigorous training for her portrayal of the boxer,is in the northeastern city to learn closely what went into the making of champion Mary Kom as we know her.

She tweeted: “Champions r made from tuff stuff!! Learning from the champ herself!”

Priyanka,who was well received by Mary Kom’s family,also visited Mary Kom’s Imphal haunts to learn more about her.

After a quick trip to Imphal,Priyanka Chopra is now back in Mumbai to resume shooting of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.

The movie,which is being directed by Omung Kumar,went on floors this June.

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