Rani Mukerji embroiled in controversies due to the content of the film related to Norway, the ambassador expressed objection, know the whole matter
Content objection! The ambassador said – “imaginary representation”
Rani Mukerji’s latest film ‘Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway’ has landed in a controversy with the statement of the Norwegian Ambassador to India. Furious over the film, the Norwegian ambassador Hans Jacob Frydenlund saw the film during a special screening. Then objecting to the content, he said, the matter raised in the movie is a “fictional representation”.
What’s the whole controversy?
Rani Mukerji’s upcoming film is based on Sagarika Chakraborty’s autobiography ‘The Journey of a Mother’. This is the story of a woman fighting for the custody of her child. The government reportedly separated the mother and child on the basis of the Norwegian childcare system (Barnvernet) in 2011 due to differences in culture.
What is it like in Mrs. Chatterjee v. Norway
After the special screening of the film, a statement was issued by the Embassy of Norway. It said that children should never be separated from their families based on the cultural differences shown in the movie. Eating with their hands or children sleeping in the bed with their parents is not considered harmful for children. This is not uncommon in Norway, despite being culturally distinct.
Controversy over film on mother-child relationship!
Taking objection to the content of the film on mother-child relationship, the Norwegian ambassador insisted on setting some simple facts right. The statement from the embassy claimed that Norway is a democratic, multicultural society. That said, in Norway, we value and respect different family systems and cultural practices, even if we are not used to it. Norway has zero tolerance for violence of any kind in parenting other than corporal punishment.
misrepresented cultural differences
The embassy said children are sent to alternative care only if they face neglect or are “victims of violence or any form of abuse”. The Norwegian government previously claimed that the mother had fed her children with her own hands and accused the couple of beating their children. According to the ambassador, “The film projects cultural differences as the primary factor, which is completely wrong. This has been done without knowing the full details of this particular case.
Nikhil Advani pulled up the ambassador
“I categorically deny that children were sent to alternative care on the basis of hand-feeding and co-sleeping,” the ambassador said. Only in any other case has such action been taken. Following this statement, filmmaker Nikhil Advani said, after watching the story of the movie, Ambassador Jacob “condemned two strong women.” He added that Atithi Devo Bhava! is the culture of India. Every Indian is taught by our elders. Last evening we hosted the Ambassador of Norway and willingly showed him our film ‘Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway’.
From the Manufacturer: We do not disrespect our guests
Producer Nikhil said that after the screening of the movie, he sat quietly watching the ambassador scold two strong women who decided to tell this important story. I was silent because like Sagarika Chakraborty, they don’t need me to fight for them and ‘culturally’ we don’t disrespect our guests. Nikhil Advani, as far as clarification is concerned, he is sharing the video.
Watch Sagarika’s VIDEO below
Sagarika’s serious allegations on the ambassador
Producer Nikkhil Advani also wrote the hashtag #DeshKaMatter on his Twitter handle- @nikkhiladvani, calling Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway movie an internal matter of India. He shared a video of Sagarika Chakraborty in which Sagarika can be heard accusing the ambassador of speaking “without any decency”. He also alleged that the Norwegian government was constantly ‘spreading lies’ about him. Let us tell you that Ashima Chibber has directed this film starring Rani Mukherjee in the lead. The film stars Anirban Bhattacharya, Jim Sarbh, Neena Gupta and others.