Prakash Jha says Priyanka's training for Jai Gangaajal benefited Quantico
Director and actor Prakash Jha took the lead in promoting his upcoming movie 'Jai Gangaajal' without his leading lady Priyanka Chopra. Photo: Viral Bhayani
On Monday, Prakash launched the first song from his film titled 'Maya Thagni'.
Prakash, Priyanka and the 'Jai Gangaajal' team chose an uncommon way of promoting their film by recording the Indian national anthem, that plays in theatres before a film.
At the song launch, Prakash spoke about the training that Priyanka had to go through for her role as an IPS officer and went on to say that it benefited her international television show 'Quantico'.
"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," Jha said at the launch of the song 'Maya Thagni'.
"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'," Jha was quoted as saying at the song launch.
Talking about Priyanka's absence from promoting the film, Jha said, "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."