The first look of Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming Mental Hai Kya was released on Monday. The film also stars Rajkummar Rao and is directed by Prakash Kovelamudi and written by Ra.One fame Kanika Dhillon and is co-produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and Karma Media.
Ranaut who will be seen sharing the screen with Rajkummar Rao, they both were previously seen in Queen (2014). She is also filming for the period movie Manikarnika and the biopic of Laxmibai of Jhansi.
It's time to bring out the crazy in you..Because Sanity is overrated! Here's presenting the first look of #MentalHaiKya starring #KanganaRanaut and @RajkummarRao @ektaravikapoor@pkovelamudi @KarmaFeatures @KanikaDhillon @RuchikaaKapoor pic.twitter.com/pf7GPYA6eU— BalajiMotionPictures (@balajimotionpic) March 5, 2018
“My next film is Mental Hai Kya, which is written by a woman screenplay writer, Kanika. The story is about a woman who could be a murderer or a mentally ill person. It talks about mental health, but also has a light-heartedness to it.” Ranaut stated in an interview.
Crazy is the new normal. #MentalHaiKya with immensely talented #KanganaRanaut & my fav @ektaravikapoor. Let’s begin this mental ride @ShaileshRSingh @balajimotionpic @RuchikaaKapoor @KarmaFeatures @pkovelamudi @KanikaDhillon. pic.twitter.com/2Q65IdJg9V— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) March 5, 2018
The movie “promises to be a young and edgy entertainer and it comes at a time when ‘the different and the bizzare’ are being celebrated”, Balaji founder Ekta Kapoor said in a press release. “Mental Hai Kya celebrates the beauty in imperfections and in being different and shouts out, Sanity is overrated!”
Prakash Kovelamudi is the son of legendary Telugu director K Raghavendra Rao, who has directed several hit Telugu and Hindi films starring Jeetendra, Sridevi and Jaya Prada during the 1980s. Kovelamudi has previously directed the Telugu films Anaganaga O Dheerudu (2011) and Size Zero (2015).