Rajkummar Rao and Kangna Ranaut’s upcoming film ‘Mental Hai Kya’ has got itself into legal bother over the film’s title.
Mid-Day reports that the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) wrote to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), raising “serious objections” to the film’s title.
The letter said, “We take serious objections to the title of the movie, which is discriminative, stigmatising, degrading and inhuman in projecting mental disorders and persons who suffer mental disorders. We strongly demand the title to be removed with immediate effect preventing further damage to the modesty of mental health service users.”
Samir Parikh, Director, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Mental Health, Fortis Healthcare was cited in the publication saying, “I have started a mental health curriculum, as part of which the idea is to tell children and teachers in schools, about the importance of the right conversation about mental health in public. It plays a huge part in developing a perception about those fighting a mental health issue.”
‘Mental Hai Kya’ releases 21st June 2019.