The previous title ‘Mental Hai Kya’ received backlash on social media for being offensive
The previous title ‘Mental Hai Kya’ received backlash on social media for being offensive

Ekta Kapoor's next production starring Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao in lead roles has a new name.

Previously called Mental Hai Kya and called out for being problematic for that, the flick has been retitled to Judgementall Hai Kya; the thriller stars Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao and is scheduled for a July 26 release.

Read: Kangana Ranaut's latest film Mental Hai Kya criticised for its 'stigmatising' title

The Indian Psychotary Society had written to India's Central Board of Film Certification to demand a change in its title.

In a letter, the society said, “We take serious objections to the title of the movie which is discriminative, stigmatising, degrading, inhumane in projecting mental disorders and people who suffer from mental disorders.”

The society has also asked for the removal of any scene "that is violating the rights of persons with mental disorder."

A spokesperson for Balaji Telefilms shared: "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 representative added that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had raised minor objections to the film while giving it a U/A certificate and the producers have complied with them.

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