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The controversial title of Kangana Ranaut’s and Rajkummar Rao’s ‘Mental Hai Kya’ changed to ‘Judgemental Hai Kya’.

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On Thursday evening, Kangana Ranaut had confirmed that the title of her upcoming film Mental Hai Kya also starring Rajkummar Rao will undergo a slight change. Now, a leading daily has confirmed that the film title has changed to Judgemental Hai Kya after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had called for a meeting with the makers of the film to review the film and its contentious title.

The title had irked the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) for its allegedly insensitive nature. The trailer, which was to release a fortnight ago, will now be launched next week. A source present at the screening revealed, “Though Censor Board chairman Prasoon Joshi wasn’t in attendance, the screening and the discussion went on for over six hours. The Censor Board cleared the film but thought it’s best to change the name to ensure that there is no dubiousness over the film’s message. Ekta was happy to comply with the change as the new title encapsulated the theme of the thriller, which takes a stand on people being judged by society. It was also decided that the word ‘mental’, which was used in a few sequences, will be muted in the edit.”

Confirming the development of title change, the official spokesperson of Balaji Telefilms said, “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 Mental Hai Kya to Judgemental Hai Kya. 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 movie is all set to release on July 26.”

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