Priyanka Chopra: ‘Abha Mathur is tough yet extremely feminine and graceful’

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Priyanka Chopra is playing SP Abha Mathur in Prakash Jha’s much-awaited film Jai Gangaajal however, the biggest challenge for the acting powerhouse was to maintain femininity and grace while playing a tough cop.

When quizzed what was the biggest challenge she faced while playing Abha Mathur, the global superstar said, “When you are playing a tough character, when you are dressed in a uniform it becomes very difficult to maintain femininity and that was very important to me. Prakash ji and I discussed that as a woman, it’s is very important to celebrate womanhood and yet at the same time be in a position of authority and that’s how Abha is, which is very different from how we see tough women.”

“When they do action sequences, women somehow tend to lose their femininity. It’s beautiful that Abha is extremely feminine and very graceful but at the same time not someone to be taken for granted. She is very graceful and dignified and I enjoyed playing her,” she further added.

Jai Gangaajal, revolves around a female IPS officer, who is brought in a well-oiled system of the powerful, as she is thought to be weak, pliable and easy to manipulate however, things become difficult for them, when she comes into a confrontational mode.

Written and directed by Prakash Jha, produced by Prakash Jha Productions and Play Entertainment and co-produced by Milind Dabke, Jai Gangaajal revisits the dusty heartland of Central India and examines the society–police relationship. Starring Priyanka Chopra, the movie is all set to release on 4th March, 2016. Jai Gangaajal is not a prequel or a sequel to Ajay Devgn starrer Gangaajal but is a fresh story.

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