- The film is based on the 2011 true story of an Indian couple whose children were taken away from them by Norwegian welfare services.
Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji has been cast as the lead in the feature drama “Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway,” Deadline reported. Although plot details are being kept under wraps, the film is said to be based on the controversial 2011 true story of an Indian couple whose children were taken away from them by Norwegian welfare services.
Zee Studios and Emmay Entertainment are behind the Hindi-language film, which is currently in pre-production. The film is written by Ashima Chibber who will also direct it. Nikkhil Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, and Monisha Advani are producing for Emmay.
“There could have been no better way to celebrate my birthday today (March 21) than announce this really important film,” Mukerji said. “In my 25th year in cinema, I have possibly signed one of the most special and significant films of my career.” Talking about signing “Mrs. Chattejee and Norway,” she said: “I started my career with ‘Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat,’ which was a woman-centric film, and coincidentally in my 25th year, I’m announcing a film that is also centered around a woman’s resolve to fight against all odds and take on a country.” Describing the film as “a story of true human resilience,” Mukerji, 42, said “it is a film that is dedicated to all the mothers out there. It is truly one of the most amazing scripts that I have read in a long, long time and I immediately decided to do this special film.”
Mukerji was last seen on the big screen in the 2019 action drama “Mardaani 2” and is gearing up for the release of “Bunty Aur Babli 2” next month. A recipient of seven Filmfare Awards, she is known for movies including “Yuva,” “Black,” “Mardaani,” and “Hichki.”