Indian boxing champion MC Mary Kom won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
The country was proud of her and Bollywood hailed her. The Indian film industry did not waste time and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali announced that he is producing a biopic on the boxing champion.
Omung Kumar (a well-known art director), will be making his debut as a film director. For a while now, there’s been speculation about who will play the 29-year-old boxer.
Although the makers remain tightlipped, there were reports that Priyanka Chopra might be the frontrunner for the coveted part. Trade sources say that Katrina Kaif’s name is also in the reckoning.
But Priyanka Chopra squashed all such rumours and said that she has no idea about the movie or her role.
She took on social networking site Twitter and wrote, "I've never had any discussions for the part of Mary Kom..As much as it wud be a great part for any actress to play its speculation for now."
Right now Priyanka is in Los Angeles busy promoting her debut music album.
Her last release 'Barfi!' aserted her credibility as an actress who can deliver the goods when presented with a role challenging enough.
This is probably why media circulated her name as a contender to portray Mary Kom.
But we guess it's the case of 'once bitten twice shy' for PC. She had the taste of such false publicity before with Dhrama production and her relationship soured with filmmaker Karan Johar.
After working with KJo in 'Agneepath' there were rumours that Priyanka was signed for other projects with him. But that was not the case. Priyanka did not clear the air then and it was assumed that PC planted such false stories in the media. This along with other reasons turned things ugly between Priyanka and Karan.
So obviously Priyanka wanted to come clean on this present speculation to avoid any fall-out with ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
So who is ready to box?