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Rani Mukerji to star in Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway

The project, which is being co-produced by Zee Studios and Emmay Entertainment, was announced on the occasion of Mukerji’s birthday.

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To celebrate the birthday of their star, Rani Mukerji, Zee Studios and Emmay Entertainment announced their co-production, Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway (2022), on Sunday. The actress was previously seen as the tough-as-nails police officer Shivani Roy in Mardaani 2 (2019).

The upcoming film is inspired by a true story and will be directed by Ashima Chibber, who made her debut with Mere Dad Ki Maruti (2013).  According to the makers, Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway is an untold story about a mother’s battle against an entire country.

The filming for the project, which is in the pre-production stage, will begin soon.

Mukerji, who made her debut in Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (1996), celebrates 25 years in the Hindi film industry this year. Speaking about her latest project, the actress said there was no better way to celebrate her birthday than with a film announcement.

“In my 25th year in cinema, I have possibly signed one of the most special and significant films of my career,” she stated. “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 centred around a woman’s resolve to fight against all odds and take on a country.

“Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway is a story of true human resilience and it is a film that is dedicated to all the mothers out there,” she continued.

“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. It is a pleasure to creatively collaborate with Nikkhil Advani, whom I have known since Kuch Kuch Hota Hai! It’s amazing to see him and his company Emmay Entertainment grow. I am happy that Zee Studios has collaborated with them on this powerful script.
“To partner with Ashima Chibber, my director, is something I am looking forward to, whose vision for the film and intent with this project has truly bowled me over. This is a powerful story of a woman, that needs to be told. I’m hoping that we will work hard as a team and make magic together for Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway,” she said.

Producer Monisha Advani of Emmay Entertainment added that they were elated to produce this potent drama. “To have the inimitable Rani Mukerji helm the cast line up is nothing short of a coup that has powered us to raise the bar,” she said.

“Ashima Chibber has written an intense, sensitive film and we are proud to back her direction. We look forward to this maiden collaboration with Zee Studios and promise to bring yet another inspiring story to life.”

Zee Studios’ CEO Shariq Patel added that he was excited to embark on the project with Mukerji. “We at Zee Studios have always believed in telling path-breaking stories and Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway is one such story. We are pleased to collaborate with Rani for the first time. She has several memorable roles to her credit whether it is playing a fierce cop or a teacher battling all odds. She is such an evolved and powerhouse actor. It will be a delight to see how Ashima has envisioned Mrs Chatterjee’s character.”

Mukerji will also be seen in Bunty Aur Babli 2 (2021) with Saif Ali Khan. which is releasing in theatres on 23 April.