Priyanka gets emotional on the set


Exactly a week after her father’s demise, Priyanka Chopra started filming her next, at a studio in Goregaon (West). The actress placed a picture of the late Dr Ashok Chopra, in his army uniform, at the mahurat puja. She was accompanied by her mother, Dr Madhu Chopra, and a few close family members. Priyanka got emotional, but regained composure when her mother comforted her. Incidentally, June 17 was also her mother’s birthday. After the puja, the actress, clad in a blue jersey and red shorts, began shooting the film with a boxing ring scene, fighting a US boxer. Initially, PC was to train under Lucia Rijker, who had trained Hilary Swank in the Hollywood film, Million Dollar Baby. But as she was unwell, Christy Halbert, Team USA’s assistant coach, was roped in.