'Can identify with Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao's drive'

Mar 08, 2018, 08:37 IST | Mohar Basu

Producer Ekta Kapoor talks about why she reunited Queen actors, Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao for the thriller Mental Hai Kya

Kangana Ranaut in in Mental Hai Kya
Kangana Ranaut in Mental Hai Kya

mid-day had earlier reported how Kangana Ranaut had requested Salman Khan to part with the title Mental since she was keen on naming her next so. Though that didn't work out, producer Ekta Kapoor devised a way to get another title that she says is "more fitting" for the Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao-starrer - Mental Hai Kya.

Rajkummar Rao in Mental Hai Kya
Rajkummar Rao in Mental Hai Kya

Kapoor says that she wants to give a facelift to the thriller genre with this project. "This is one of my favourite scripts. We've tried to bend the genre by adding dollops of black humour to it. With the crazy looks, the aim is to redefine thrillers."

Ekta Kapoor
Ekta Kapoor

The Prakash Kovelamudi-directed film sees Kapoor scoring a hat-trick with Kangana Ranaut and Rao. "I have worked with both of them before. Raj and Kangana teaming up together after Queen further adds to the excitement. They have always taken the road less travelled, and played characters that have been emotionally and physically challenging. As artistes, they are hungry for something different and I identify with this drive."

Also read: Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao are killing it quite literally in 'Mental Hai Kya' poster

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