The actress, who has been tocking raw silk sarees for her film promotions, opted for this number as an ode to her character. Revealing the touching significance behind the fashion ensemble, Masaba Gupta wrote, “Rani Mukerji in The ‘Maa’ Sportee Saree is an ode to her latest outing as MrsChatterjee, a woman who fought a nation for her children. Inspired by a true story.”
According to reports, the film saree, with a white stripe and white tassel embroidery, costs around Rs 17,000.
The actress opted for minimal jewellery opting for traditional silver earrings and her diamond rigs as her only accessories.
In a recent interview, Rani Mukerji said that she drew inspiration from her mother for her film. The movie, directed by Ashima Chibber, is a story about a mother’s battle against an entire country. The film is based on the true story of NRI couple Sagarika Bhattacharya and Anurup Bhattacharya that rocked children and human rights at an international level.
Rani said while she has not yet met Sagarika, her interpretation of the character is based on her mother Krishna Mukherjee.
“As an actor, I wanted it to be my interpretation of the character. I didn’t want too much baggage and have people find similarities between my role and the real person,” she said.
Rani also added, “Ashima had many tapes recorded of Sagarika, and I saw those for some references, but the rest of the character is actually based on my mum. She’s the most Bengali person I know… Be it feeding us with her hands, putting a tikka on us… I drew strength and inspiration from my mother.”