Jhilmil Chatterjee (Barfi!)

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Jhilmil Chatterjee
Portrayed by Priyanka Chopra
Appears in Barfi!
Year 2012

Jhilmil Chatterjee is a main character in the Indian drama-comedy movie Barfi!.

Character creation

Actress Priyanka Chopra did research on autism in preparation for the role. She visited mental institutions and spoke with autistic people.[1] For a small part, she took cues from Shah Rhuk Khan, who plays the title character in My Name is Khan.[2]


Jhilmil Chatterjee was born into a rich family. Due to her being autistic, she was considered to be an embarrassment to the family, and it is rumored that her mother tried to kill her in a drunken rage. Jhilmil is sent away from home, but is brought back when her grandfather is on his deathbed and wants to see her.


Jhilmil is a young woman with curly black hair.


She is stated to be autistic in the movie by the narrator.


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