Priyanka Chopra : Not without my unit!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 7:20am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna
Priyanka Chopra went for 16 hours without food while shooting for her next movie

Priyanka Chopra and her Mary Kom team are leaving no stone unturned to complete the schedule of their film in time. On Sunday, the actress and the unit shot for continuous 16 hours in Dharamsala without break for lunch, tea or even dinner.

Says a source close to the actress, "Priyanka has been shooting constantly for Mary Kom for the last couple of weeks. First they shot in Manali and later shifted to the interiors if Himachal Pradesh near Dharamsala. On Sunday, in the freezing cold as Priyanka and the unit started shooting suddenly it started raining. In the heavy rains the unit didn't know what to do. It's a tightly packed schedule with police and local administrative permissions in place and they can't afford to waste even a minute. Wasting an hour meant a scene to be shot the next day."

So director Omung Kumar decided that they wouldn't take a break that day but continuously shoot through the 12-hour shift from 9 am to 9 pm. The source informs, "When this was conveyed to the actress, she told everyone that even she wouldn't take a break as that was the least she could do. Breaks for lunch, tea and dinner take an hour and if the unit couldn't eat, neither would she! The shocked unit tried to dissuade the actress from doing so as she would fall unwell being unused to such hardships but PC was adamant. She told them as she was on a rigorous diet because of her boxing training she was very fit. She only drank juices in between shots and not only completed her shift but ate only around 1 am, after she reached her hotel which is three hours away from the location."




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