We have been seeing quirky posters of Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao for their film Mental Hai Kya. The movie is being directed by Prakash Kovelamudi and produced by Ekta Kapoor. Though Kangana’s unique look in the movie has grabbed a lot of eyeballs, a recent news making the rounds has caused her some unrest.
That’s right. Rumours were abuzz that the original choice for Kangana’s role in the movie was none other than Kareena Kapoor Khan. A leading daily revealed a source as saying, “In 2013, Ekta had pitched the idea to Bebo. She wanted to get Kareena and Emraan Hashmi on board for the film, which was previously titled Badtameez Dil. But it never materialised. Bebo felt that the storyline was way ahead of its time. It was dark and explosive in many ways. It also had several bold scenes and nudity. Kareena politely refused the film and it was put on the back burner.”
The source also added, “The team has reworked the story, which has turned out even bolder now. Kangana loved it and agreed to do the film immediately.”
Well, the makers however have rubbished these rumours and released a statement.
it reads, “Mental Hai Kya is a completely different script, which was written only last year. Balaji heard the script just six months back, and green lit the project. Kangana Ranaut was always the first and only choice for the film, and we are happy that she said yes to it soon after hearing the first narration. Kangana and Rajkummar Rao have been our first choices for the role. The looks that we released last week have garnered fabulous reactions from the audiences and we’re so excited to start shoot for this mental ride!”
Well, what do you think of that? Are you looking forward to this one?