Rani Mukherji is back to the big screen with Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway, she will be seen as an immigrant mother who fights and retaliates to get back her children against a country. “In my lifetime, I can only be Rani but through my characters I can live as so many different Indian women,” avers Rani.
During a conversation with PTI, she mentioned, “For me, it is very important to portray Indian women beautifully to the global audience that whether the audience in the global arena watches an Indian film with me in it, they see an Indian woman’s character, and the person should say, ‘Wow! This is an Indian woman’.”
As an artiste, it is imperative to “look up to and root” for her characters, she claims.
“In my lifetime, I can only be Rani but through my character I can live as so many different Indian women (on screen).
“Like, I can be Tina from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Naina Mathur from Hichki, Shivani Shivaji Roy from Mardaani, Mrs Chatterjee from Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway, Rhea from Hum Tum, Shashi from Yuva, Michelle from Black, Vimmi from Bunty Aur Babli. So, there are so many characters that I get to play,” she further added.
“It is important for me to bring about Indian women on screen beautifully because I am an Indian woman. I feel Indian women are the best in the world because they are passionate, kind. They are truly beautiful inside out. They are very giving, forgiving as well, and they are brave. And if given a choice, they are willing to sacrifice,” she stated.
Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway helmed by Ashima Chibber, is a film based on true events in 2011 of NRI couple Sagarika and Anurup Bhattacharya. The film features Anirban Bhattacharya, Jim Sarbh, and Neena Gupta, and is scheduled to be out on Friday.