Deepika Padukone: I would’ve loved to play Mary Kom, but Priyanka Chopra is right for the film

The Chennai Express actor who has been seen in big projects wished she had bagged the role of the Olympic medal winning boxer on film

Deepika Padukone, a hot favourite amongst the audience after her recent performance in Chennai Express, has revealed that she would have loved to be a part of the film on Indian boxer Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom’s life.

At the moment, her BFF Priyanka Chopra is portraying the role of the Olympic bronze medalist. The Chennai Express actor was heard saying, “I would have loved to do a biopic on Mary Kom, but now Priyanka is doing it. I feel she is right for the film. I am glad a film on Mary Kom is being made. People have started recognising her. At least her achievements will not go waste.”

“When two years ago I used to talk about Mary Kom, everyone was clueless. Today when a film is being made on her, everyone seems to have some interest in her,” she added.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is producing the movie, directed by Omung Kumar, based on the boxer who became a national figure after winning the London Olympics bronze medal in 2012.

For now, we are just left with imagining Deepika playing Mary Kom! Would you have liked to see her play the pugilist?