Ekta Kapoor Says Mental Hai Kya Is 'Sensitive Towards Mental Illness'

"The film in no way marginalises the mental health community," said Ekta Kapoor

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Ekta Kapoor Says Mental Hai Kya Is 'Sensitive Towards Mental Illness'

Ekta Kapoor shared this poster of Mental Hai Kya on social media. (Image courtesy: ektaravikapoor )


Mumbai: 

Highlights

  1. Ekta issued a disclaimer about the title of Mental Hai Kya on Twitter
  2. Earlier, mental health experts demanded a change in the title of the film
  3. The film encourages you to "celebrate your uniqueness," said the makers

Ekta Kapoor on Tuesday said her film Mental Hai Kya is sensitive towards the mental health issues and the title of the movie does not intend to hurt sentiments. The producer shared the "disclaimer" on her Twitter account ahead of the film's trailer announcement, amid allegations that the movie trivialises mental health issues. "The film in no way marginalises the mental health community and the title of our film doesn't intend to disregard anyone's sentiments. It is sensitive towards the issue of mental illness," Ekta said. Featuring Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao, the film is "a fictional thriller that encourages you to celebrate your uniqueness and embrace your individuality," she added.

In April, the film faced criticism from psychiatrists and mental health experts for being derogatory to those suffering from mental illnesses, following which they demanded a change in the title of the film from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

The makers later denied the allegations, saying the film instead encourages the audience to "embrace their individuality."

Mental Hai Kya is slated to be released on July 26.



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