Priyanka Chopra visits Imphal for research

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra, who is training for the Mary Kom biopic, was in Imphal to do research on her role as the boxing Olympic medallist.

Despite having a hectic schedule, Priyanka took time out and visited Kom and the place where the boxing champ practices.

"This was solely for a research for the film on Mary Kom," the 30-year-old said in a statement. "Omung Kumar (director of the film) and the team were given a warm welcome. It was wonderful as people of Manipur are known to be courteous," she added.

She hopes to visit the Manipur capital again.The film is being produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Mary Kom was  Yahoo! India’s first-ever Person of the Year 2012. MANGTE CHUNGNEIJANG MARY KOM, Olympic boxer, five-time world champion, model Indian woman, ambassador of the northeast, mother, daughter, wife, friend, teacher, muse… it was not a difficult choice to pick the one Indian whose life story begs to be told. Editor BIJOY VENUGOPAL and photographer HARI ADIVAREKAR travelled to India’s far-flung, forgotten, troubled northeastern state of Manipur to discover the Mary behind the publicity photographs, the video grabs, the adulation and the awards. They came back with one verdict: she’s a champion you'll love - Read Million Dollar Mary