Actress Priyanka Chopra, who plays the titular role of boxer Mary Kom in an upcoming biopic, met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari here today.

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Priyanka Chopra

"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," Priyanka told PTI.

The 32-year-old 'Fashion' star is in Delhi for a marathon promotion of the movie before leaving for Toronto Film Festival for its premiere on September 4.

Priyanka said she is trying to get the tax-free status for the film in Delhi after Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh declared the same.

The movie, which also stars debutante Darshan Kumar, is directed by Omang Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It releases on September 5.