The narrative of Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway centres on an Indian immigrant couple whose two children are purportedly taken from them by the Norwegian Child Welfare Services due to cultural issues. Sagarika Chakraborty, whose life (as well as her book The Journey of a Mother) served as the inspiration for Rani Mukerji’s Mrs. Chatterjee Vs. Norway, released a message on Facebook denouncing the Norwegian ambassador after he claimed that the movie has numerous factual inaccuracies.
In her response, Sagarika Chakraborty stated that she deplored the Norwegian ambassador Hans Jacob Frydenlund’s misleading statement.
According to her, the ambassador discussed her situation without even having the decency to ask her first. Chakraborty added that the ambassador could have taken it as an opportunity to educate Norwegian caregivers about cultural intolerance.
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Chakraborty added that the Norwegian government continues to spread lies against her and never apologised for the racism displayed by their care workers. She stated that while calling themselves a feminist nation, they traumatised her children, damaged her life and her reputation, and stood by her husband when he mistreated her.
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Earlier, Norwegian Ambassador Hans Jacob Frydenlund remarked in an op-ed penned for the Indian Express, that the film depicts cultural differences as the key element in the case, which is entirely incorrect. He added that without getting into the specifics of this case, he “categorically deny” the notion that feeding with hands and sharing a bed would be grounds for placing kids in foster care. He concluded by saying that not in this case and not in any case.
Nikkhil Advani, the movie’s producer, also released a statement on the subject.” He said, “Atithi Devo Bhava! is a cultural mandate in India. Every Indian is taught that by our elders. We offered to watch the Norwegian Ambassador our film, Mrs. Chatterjee Vs. Norway, last night while hosting him.”
Advani claimed that after the screening he witnessed the Norwegian ambassador “admonish” two strong women who had chosen to tell the story. He added that he remained quiet because, “Like Sagarika Chakraborty, they don’t need me to fight for them and ‘culturally’ we do not insult our guests.”