Mary Kom’s biopic has turned out to be a daunting task for Priyanka Chopra. The actress has suffered several injuries and one happened recently when a mistimed punch landed under her right eye while shooting at Dharmshala. Fortunately, the injury wasn’t too serious but it was enough to stall the shoot for almost an hour.
“Priyanka was filming a boxing scene with an actor from the North-East. She fell on the floor due to the impact. She got the shot spot on, so director Oomung Kumar decided to retain it. The cut mark that you will eventually see on screen under her eye is real but we did touch it up with makeup to make it look deeper,” says Uday Shirale, who has been working on Priyanka’s look.
The makeup artiste refutes rumours that Priyanka uses prosthetic make-up throughout the film. “The prosthetics haven’t taken me longer than an hour. Mostly, its regular make-up and she’d be ready in 20 minutes flat,” he says.