Monday, July 01, 2019 14:22 IST
The title of Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao's upcoming film 'Mental Hai Kya' has been changed to 'Judgementall Hai Kya'.
After various delays and restrictions, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) finally cleared the upcoming film with minor cuts. The only condition was to remove the word 'mental' from the entire film, including the title. The movie's makers complied and came up with a new title 'Judgementall Hai Kya'.
The upcoming thriller has been at the receiving end for a while with many people calling the title derogatory and insensitive to those battling mental health issues.
The makers also released an official statement, in which they announced the new title of the film.
"Given the sensitivity attached to the issue of mental health and our intention of not offending or hurting anyone's sentiments, the makers have decided to change the title of the film 'Mental Hai Kya' to 'Judgementall Hai Kya'," the statement read.
According to the statement, the CBFC had raised minor objections to the film while giving it a U/A certificate and the producers have complied with them.
"Both Kangana and Rajkummar have outdone themselves in this thriller and we can't wait for audiences to witness it on the big screen. CBFC has cleared the film with U/A certification with minor changes, which the makers are happy to comply with. With the CBFC clearance, the film is all set to release on July 26," the statement added.
Earlier, the makers had denied that the movie discriminates against people battling mental health issues and added that it encourages the audience to embrace their individuality. Producer Ekta Kapoor had recently defended the film's title on Twitter, stating "it doesn't intend to offend or disregard anyone's sentiments."
Directed by Prakash Kovelamudi, the film also features Amyra Dastur and Jimmy Shergill in pivotal roles and is all set to hit the theatres on July 26 this year.