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Priyanka Chopra's training for Jai Gangaajal helped her in Quantico: director Prakash Jha

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:45 IST

Priyanka Chopra may be busy with Quantico and Baywatch, but the buzz around her upcoming Bollywood film, Jai Gangaajal, seem to be increasing. After the launch of the trailer, the actor has garnered appreciation for her portrayal of a strong character in the Prakash Jha film.

However, the director feels that Priyanka's training for Jai Gangaajal has actually helped her for her role in Quantico.

During the launch of the song, Maya Thagni, from the film, Jha said:

"Priyanka Chopra has done all the action by herself. And the action in our films is very realistic, and realistic is much more difficult... She was completely fit, the muscles she built for Mary Kom benefited us."

How we prepared her, taught her to salute, made her wear khaki and made her IPS officer Abha Mathur, benefited Quantico. She is doing good work because of that, on the basis of our training. And now she is doing Baywatch."

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Jha is also playing a pivotal character in the film and Jai Gangaajal marks his debut acting project in Bollywood.

Manav Kaul, who portrays the negative character of an MLA in the film, quipped that for one of the action sequences, a soft punch by Priyanka gave him much pain, which lasted for a month.

Priyanka is currently in the US, where her recent announcement with Dwayne Johnson about her being a part of the Baywatch film has created a frenzy.

Also read: Jai Gangaajal Trailer: Priyanka Chopra proves that she can pack a mean punch

But Jha denied that her professional commitments in the US were hindering promotions of Jai Gangaajal.

"She is promoting all the time. Today too, she gave an interview through Skype. She is tweeting all the time, what else is promotion?

She has done print and media interviews for music channels, news channels even while sitting there. What would she have done so if she was here? We are happy that she has been offered the kind of job which is a dream for everyone, so we are with her dreams.

As far as her responsibilities are concerned, she is doing the best that is possible. Unfortunately in our film, there is no dance or item number in uniform that we could've made her do."

Also read: Here's how Priyanka Chopra is promoting Jai Gangaajal while shooting for Quantico

Jai Gangaajal is releasing on 4 March.


First published: 23 February 2016, 1:46 IST