Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao starrer Mental Hai Kya has been one of the much awaited releases of the year.
Balaji Telefilms on Saturday said that it has decided to change the title of the film after the CBFC raised objections, reportedly.
Earlier the film had courted controversy for its title, many had called the title derogatory and insensitive to those battling mental health issues.
An official spokesperson from the production house said in a statement to BOI, “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. Both Kangana and Rajkummar have outdone themselves in this thriller and we can’t wait for audiences to witness it on the big screen.”
The Censor Board has cleared the film with some minor changes and accorded a U/A certificate to it.
Earlier, members of the Indian Pyschiatric Society ( IPS) had written a letter to the CBFC seeking a change in the title of the film.
This week, the lead actor, Kangana Ranaut had confirmed that the title of the film had been changed.
“There will be a mild, small change in the title of the film. Because they find it a bit too harsh. And we are more than happy to do that. Other than that there are absolutely no cuts. They were rather thrilled to see the film,” Kangana had told reporters quoted NDTV.
Judgementall Hai Kya also stars Amyra Dastur and is jointly produced by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor and Shailesh R Singh under the banner of Balaji Telefilms in association with Karma Media and Entertainment.
The film is slated to release on 26 July.