News|November 27, 2012 12:01 pm

Priyanka Chopra to play Mary Kom in Bhansali’s film!

Ever since Sanjay Leela Bhansali has announced a film on Mary Kom, he has been struggling to cast a heroine that will suit the character. And now, the news has it that Priyanka Chopra has been confirmed to play the role.

The actress will start preparing for her role in January and the project is expected to go on the floors early next year. A source close to the film says,

Priyanka was in talks with the production house for quite a while now. We were trying to work out her dates and finally things are settled. She is on board to play lead. We intend to begin our workshop with PC and Mary soon.

Previously, the filmmaker had wanted to cast Priyanka in his Gujarati Romeo-Juliet. The source adds,

But that didn’t work out. PC was keen to do this film and Bhansali thinks she will be perfect for Mary’s role. They met a couple of times to discuss the script and she finally signed the dotted lines.