The makers of Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut starrer Mental Hai Kya unveiled a motion poster of the film yesterday and the trailer of the film was scheduled to hit the web space today. But now the latest news coming in is that the launch event has been cancelled. Yes, that right! After grabbing headline for its clash drama with Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30, now the film is in news for its title.

As we all know, Kangana and Rajkummar’s film had landed in trouble when a complaint was filed to the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Prasoon Joshi by The Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) who had called the film, “discriminative, stigmatising, degrading and inhuman in projecting mental disorders and persons." Now, it is being said that psychiatric society and Deepika Padukone's NGO is questioning the title of the film. They say that it encourages everyone who uses 'mental' as a derogatory term.


A source close to the development told Pinkvilla, “The film has had its share of controversies. The doctors had opposed to the title. The makers wanted them to first watch the trailer and the film before jumping to conclusions. While many allege that the makers are disrespecting people suffering from mental illness, the reality is different."
The source added, “The makers are still awaiting a censor certificate to come their way before they can proceed and showcase the trailer to the public. The major reason behind the delay is this only. The team was waiting for it to come till late evening today but had to finally call off their plans. Though the makers can release the trailer digitally without the requirement of a Censor certificate, whether they are indeed going to do that or wait for a new date to announce is something that we have to wait and watch.”

Yesterday, while revealing the motion poster, Ekta Kapoor had put out a disclaimer saying that the “Film in no way marginalises d mental health community & d title of our film doesn’t intend 2 disregard any1 sentiments. It is sensitive towards d issue of mental illness. A fictional thriller dat encourages you 2 celebrate Ur uniqueness & embrace Ur individuality.”


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