Norway vs. Mrs. Chatterjee: Rani Mukerji’s participation in the film was greatly appreciated, says producer Monisha Advani – Exclusive
As the press screening of “Mrs. Chatterjee Vs. Norway” concluded at PVR (Juhu), we happened to run into the film’s producer, Monisha Advani. Monisha appeared completely awestruck by Rani’s show. She’s obviously seen the film numerous times but can’t seem to move on. After speaking with ETimes, Monisha said “For making this film, we owe a great debt of gratitude to Rani. The last drop of energy is out of her. We have arrived at THE performance.”
Speaking about the film, Rani had said, “I told Nikkhil (Advani) that he won’t be able to deal with my tantrums. Nikkhil, however, accepted all of my terms without providing me with an out.” Rani had said about the film’s director, Ashima Chibber, “Ashima had spoken to Sagarika and was clearly invested in the story, which became clear during our conversation. This devotion is felt throughout the film.”
The show “Mrs. Chatterjee Vs. Norway” is a collaboration between Emmay Entertainment and Zee Studios, and was created by Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, and Nikkhil Advani.
The movie follows the real-life romance of Sagarika Bhattacharya and Anurup Bhattacharya, a couple who live and work in the United States.
Recently, at a film event, Rani had said to Karan Johar and Nikkhil Advani about her part, “For my part, as an actor, I aimed to give the role my own unique spin. I didn’t want to play someone who would be mistaken for the real thing, so I avoided doing any research into their life. While I did watch some of Ashima’s tapes of Sagarika for reference purposes, most of the character is based on my mother. She exudes more Bengali-ness than anyone else I know… Even if it means using her bare hands to feed us or a teeka to cover our heads,… It was from my mother that I drew the most courage and motivation.”