Karan Johar spoke with Rani Mukerji and Nikkhil Advani about their upcoming film Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway on Friday in Mumbai. The interview took place a few weeks after the film’s teaser was made available online.
The film Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway is about an Indian mother’s quest for custody of her children against the Norwegian authorities. The story of Sagarika Bhattacharya’s life serves as the basis for the movie.
Today, Sagarika, who was also present at the occasion, discussed how watching the movie brought back memories of the struggle she endured to regain custody of her children. Rani Mukerji’s performance in the movie was another aspect of the picture that she admired.
She stated, “I don’t know if I’m a good mother or a poor mother, but the fact is that I am a mother. Moms will stop at nothing to provide for their families. Rani ma’am, thank you, aapne toh mera dil jeet liya. I’m really happy. She has done such a wonderful job playing the part of a mother that it almost seems real. There is no distinction between what I have experienced and what is depicted in the movie at all.
Sagarika Bhattacharya also discussed the occasion when employees from the Norwegian child welfare office took her children away from her. She stated that “Really when they picked up the children (in the movie), and the way Rani ma’am reacted, it reminded me of myself and my fight.” [Case in point:] Rani ma’am has done full justice. The events that are depicted in the film are based on real life, and Rani ma’am does a wonderful job of bringing the character to life.
“While I was watching the movie, I found myself getting very emotional. I was completely at a loss for words. Sagarika continued, “I felt like I was in the movie, that I was sprinting in that scene.” I had the sensation that I was in the movie.
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Sagarika Bhattacharya also revealed that she and her children, Avigyan and Aishwarya, will be viewing the movie together. She declared that she will watch the movie with her children. I have a feeling that it will make both of us cry when we watch it.
In the meantime, Rani Mukerji stated that the fact that Sagarika was able to connect with Mrs. Chatterjee rather than Norway is the greatest affirmation she has received. She remarked that “That comes as quite a shock to me.” I have no idea what to do in this situation. Simply said, the fact that she enjoyed the movie makes me glad and relieved, especially considering that it is her narrative and her fight that is depicted in the movie. She has awarded me a perfect score. The movie and I are off to a wonderful start thanks to this. I empathise with her and have some comprehension of what she’s been through.
The Voyage of a Mother is the name of Sagarika Bhattacharya’s autobiography, which serves as the basis for the film Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway, which was directed by Ashima Chibber. The movie is slated to start playing in theatres on March 17 of this year.