Mental Hai Kya, the new rom-com featuring Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao seems to be getting more than its share of controversial attention, thanks to medical experts who find the film’s approach to psychological imbalances extremely unprofessional.
Several tweets objecting to the film’s title and poster(showing Ranaut and Rao balancing a razorblade on the tip of their tongues) have surfaced.
One of the tweets reads, “@SmritiSawhney Precisely the gripe I had even with the title #MentalHaiKya. The poster does not help the cause either. The layperson would not be able to differentiate between ‘mentally ill’ and ‘Mental’. Those with #mentalillness are often called ‘mental’ in a derogatory way.”
While the film’s producer Ekta Kapoor remained unavailable for comment, a source close to the project says the title may be changed. “Mental Hai Kya is a half-joking reference to someone who does outrageous things. Kangana and Rajkummar play two individuals who are constantly walking talking and dancing on the edge.”
Apparently the producers are unsure of the content, as the release date was postponed from April to June.
Incidentally the title Mental was to be used by Salman Khan but he decided against it.
Balaji Motion Pictures announced today that their next film, the Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Mental Hai Kya’, an edgy thriller, will release on 21st June.
The date was announced with an edgy poster starring the star performers.
Produced by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor and Shaailesh Singh, ‘Mental Hai Kya’i is written by Kanika Dhillon and directed by Prakash Kovelmudi.
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