"Nitin Gadkari was one of the first people to felicitate Mary Kom when she won the Olympic bronze medal, so I wanted to meet him. Also, he has always talked about rural development and socio-economical reforms and my film ‘Mary Kom’ kind of caters to this issue in a different way," Chopra said.
The 32-year-old “Fashion” star is in Delhi for a marathon promotion of the movie before leaving for the Toronto Film Festival for its premiere Sept. 4.
Chopra said she is trying to get a tax-free status for “Mary Kom” in Delhi after the Indian states of Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh declared the same.
The movie, which also stars debutant Darshan Kumaar, is directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It releases Sept. 5.