Kangana Ranaut releases a statement around Mental Hai Kya controversy

Kangana Ranaut and Rajkumar Rao’s next release; Mental Hai Kya, has been facing a lot of heat from the Indian Psychiatry Society (IPS), which is objecting to the title and is demanding a change in the title.

Kangana Ranaut releases a statement around Mental Hai Kya controversy Kangana Ranaut releases a statement around Mental Hai Kya controversy Source : press

Kangana Ranaut and Rajkumar Rao's next release; Mental Hai Kya, has been facing a lot of heat from the Indian Psychiatry Society (IPS), which is objecting to the title and is demanding a change in the title.


The society has written a letter to the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson; Prasoon Joshi, that reads," We take serious objections to the title of the movie which is discriminative, stigmatizing, degrading, inhumane in projecting mental disorders and people who suffer from mental disorders. We strongly demand that the title be removed with immediate effect preventing further damage to the modesty of mental health service users. We also demand to censor any sequence in the movie that is violating the rights of persons with mental disorder."


However; now Kangana has finally broken her silence on the issue and has taken to her sister Rangoli Chandel's Twitter account and said," On behalf of Kangana all I want to say is that everyone will be proud of Mental Hai Kya the topic and subject she has chosen will trigger relevant talk and discussions around the stigma."


Similarly; when quizzed about the same, Rajkumar Rao said," It's an amazing script as it is a very quirky and different comedy. Kangana is such a powerhouse performer and we are coming together after Queen along with Ekta Kapoor (producer) so it's going to be a lot of fun."



The makers of the film too have countered the petition by the IPS stating that the film does not discriminate those mentally challenged. It in fact urges the society to accept the individuality of people. A statement issued by the maker's states," The makers of the film, believe that their movie - 'Mental Hai Kya' will encourage people to embrace their individuality and distinctiveness. "'Mental Hai Kya' starring Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao marks the coming together of some of the most talented and responsible media personalities, who in no way intend to hurt anyone's sentiments."


It further reads," It is a fictional thriller genre feature film meant to entertain audiences. It does not offend, discriminate or disregard any person. In fact, the film is a mainstream entertainer which makes a larger point."


Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures; Mental Hai Kya, staring Rajkumar Rao and Kangana Ranaut in the lead roles will hit the screens on the 21st of June.







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