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Kangana Ranaut: Mental or psycho were the terms used to shame me

Kangana Ranaut is set to feature opposite Rajkummar Rao in Mental Hai Kya? which will go on floors this month. Helmed by Prakash Kovelamudi, the film is a psychological thriller. The unusual posters of the lead stars have created a buzz around the film.

In an interaction with a leading Indian daily, Kangana spoke about the film, she said, “The way my life unfolded in the past few years, I realized there was so much stigma attached to being different. ‘Mental’ or ‘psycho’ were the terms used to shame me, but these can’t be used casually as swear words. When this script came along, I knew I had to do it to break the stigma around it. High time we made individuality aspirational.”

She further mentioned that the issue will be dealt with utmost sensitivity. Kangana said, “We won’t show people as pitiable, sympathy seeking characters. We’ll portray the issue with sensitivity. The film takes a stand against equating individuality with madness.”

Kangana revealed that it won’t be an easy shoot as she has teamed up with Ekta Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao who are strong headed and opinionated.

“We are like-minded people who know it’s not going to hunky-dory. I am not a sulkpot. That’s how Raj and I have come this far in life. Strong opinions don’t mean either of us is going to act like we know it all,” Kangana said.

Meanwhile, Kangana is prepping up for the release of Manikarnika- The Queen of Jhansi. The film is slated to release on 27 April, 2018.