Norwegian Ambassador criticises Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway, calls it ‘fictional representation of case’
The film is based on the real-life story of Sagarika Chakraborty, whose children were taken away by Norwegian child welfare authorities in 2011
Norwegian Ambassador to India, Hans Jacob Frydenlund, has objected to the representation of his country's child welfare policies in the recently released film Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway.
The film, directed by Ashima Chibber, stars Rani Mukerji in the lead and is based on the actual case of Sagarika Chakraborty who was living in Norway with her husband Anup Bhattacharya and her two children. In 2011, her children were taken away by Norwegian child welfare authorities citing inadequate parenting by the couple.
Hans took to his Twitter and pointed out "factual inaccuracies" and said the story is a 'fictional representation of the case'. He also shared that the cultural differences in the film, which serve as the primary factor in the case, are "completely false."
Sharing a screenshot of an op-ed article on his Twitter that he wrote for a media house, he tweeted: "It incorrectly depicts Norway's belief in family life and our respect for different cultures. Child welfare is a matter of great responsibility, never motivated by payments or profit. #Norwaycares."
In the film, it is shown that feeding with hands and sleeping in the same bed become reasons for taking away the child of Rani's character by Child Welfare Services of the country.
Read our review of the film here: https://www.cinemaexpress.com/