Rani Mukerji was deeply moved when she met Sagarika, the woman whose real-life experience inspired Mukerji’s latest film, “Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway.” The film sheds light on child custody battles and follows the true story of a grieving mother who fights against a nation to regain custody of her children. Upon meeting Sagarika, Rani expressed her admiration for the woman’s bravery and was honored to play her on screen. She hopes that Sagarika’s story will raise awareness and effect change. The encounter demonstrates cinema’s ability to not only entertain but also to address important social issues.
Directed by Ashima Chibber and produced by Zee Studios and Emmay Entertainment, “Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway” is set to hit theaters on March 17, 2023, with promotional efforts in full swing.
After watching the movie trailer, Sagarika shared her emotions, expressing how difficult it is to put into words the feelings of witnessing her story being told. She felt like she was reliving her battle once again. Sagarika believes that it is important for people to know about her story and the treatment of immigrant mothers/parents today, as exemplified by the tragic story in Germany. Sagarika has been in touch with Dhara, the mother of Ariha Shah, whose daughter has also been taken away, and urges everyone to support her. As a mother herself, Rani Mukerji channeled Sagarika’s grief and struggles to win back her children with elegance on the screen, and Sagarika was brought to tears while watching the trailer.
Overall, “Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway” is not just a movie, but a powerful representation of the challenges that immigrant parents face in child custody battles. It is a story of resilience, courage, and the importance of a mother’s love.