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Aditya Chopra Was Shocked After Watching 'Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway', Says Rani Mukerji

The movie is based on the story of Sagarika Chatterjee, an Indian mother of two, whose children were taken away from her by the Norwegian Child Welfare Services.

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Rani Mukerji 's next is 'Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway', .a movie directed by Ashima Chibber of Mere Dad Ki Maruti fame. The movie is based on the story of Sagarika Chatterjee, an Indian mother of two, whose children were taken away from her by the Norwegian Child Welfare Services.

Rani recalled how her husband, Yash Raj Films' head Aditya Chopra, was "shocked and moved" after seeing the film. "Adi was shocked after seeing the film. He was deeply moved and I don't think I have seen him so moved in any film. The last time, he was so moved, is when Yash uncle passed away.

"He is a parent today, so it hit him. He was very sweet and gave me a side hug as if I am his child. He said, 'Well done,' and I said, 'Thank you.' It was a moment because Adi praises me behind my back. I think he could not stop himself and he was moved by the film," she said, reports PTI.

Rani also said that Nikkhil Advani approached her with a one-line script and didn't give her a chance to say "no". "I told Nikkhil that he won’t be able to deal with my tantrums. But Nikkhil agreed to all my conditions and didn’t give me any chance to say ‘no’ to the film," she added.

Praising her director Ashima, the 44-year-old actor said the filmmaker was passionate about the subject and researched it well. "When I spoke to Ashima, I realized that she was very passionate about the story because she had spoken to Sagarika and she was very involved with the subject. That love translates into the film."

Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway is produced by Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, and Nikkhil Advani of Emmay Entertainment and Zee Studios.

Nikkhil said for him it was important to highlight stories of Indians based in abroad. The filmmaker has produced 2016's Airlift, based on the evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. “There are so many stories like this that are hard to believe. Even when I made Airlift, I found it very hard to believe that 170,000 Indians were left stranded there. Here, too, it's such an unbelievable story. Many such unknown stories happen with Indians abroad, and they need to be highlighted," the producer said.

Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway is scheduled to be released in theatres on March 17.

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