Mental Hai Kya to go for a title change?

Poster tweeted by Rajkummar Rao
Poster tweeted by Rajkummar Rao

Everything seemed perfect for Ekta Kapoor’s forthcoming production venture Mental Hai Kya until Indian Psychiatric Society raised a slew of objections over its title and promotional content and requested CBFC to retitle the film.

The latest we hear that Ekta Kapoor, who has co-produced the film with Shaailesh R Singh, may have to bow down to the pressure mounting from several mental health charities and change the title of the movie, starring Kangna Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao and Amyra Dastur in lead roles.

Reportedly, a new title is expected to be announced soon. “They thought the controversy would die down and they can release the film with the same title. But far from dying, the controversies surrounding the title are just growing,” a source reveals.

The source further adds, “The team is left with little choice now. They either change or face the consequences. It means heavy losses through added expenditure as the title has to be changed on all the posters hoarding and other publicity. But it has to be done.”

After being postponed a couple of times in the past, Mental Hai Kya is set to buzz into theatres on 21st June, 2019.