Kangana Ranaut while shooting for Mental Hai Kya. Kangana was wearing a cream-coloured losse-fitting dress, sun glasses and was toting a black handbag. Kangana stars alongside Rajkummar Rao and Amyra Dastur in the upcoming film, which is being touted as a 'thriller comedy' as per producer Ekta Kapoor. The movie will be directed by National Award-winner Prakash Kovelamudi. Pics/Yogen Shah
Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao will reunite on-screen in Mental Hai Kya, after starring together in the 2014 hit Queen. The film has been written by Kanika Dhillon. "It is neither a comedy nor a psycho thriller. You know, we have really not made a film in this genre... So we were thinking how to categorise our film in one genre... So we released the poster of the film," Ekta Kapoor said. The film amalgamates elements from two different genres
Amyra Dastur, who joined the cast of Mental Hai Kya alongside Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut, will play Rao's love interest in the upcoming psychological thriller, according to a press release. Amyra will also be seen in Leena Yadav's Rajma Chawal and the Hindi remake of Telugu superhit Prasthanam opposite Ali Fazal, which also stars Sanjay Dutt. She was last seen in Kaalakandi. Pictured: Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut is also currently filming for Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, a historical fiction drama in which she is essaying Rani Laxmibai. The film also stars Sonu Sood and will see popular television actress Ankita Lokhande make her television debut as Jhalkari Bai
Mental Hai Kya promises to be a young and edgy entertainer and it comes at a time when 'the different and the bizzare' are being celebrated. Ekta Kapoor adds "Mental Hai Kya celebrates the beauty in imperfections and in being different and shouts out, Sanity is overrated! I'm thrilled to work with Kangana and Raj on this one". Pictured: Kangana Ranaut
A week into the shoot of Mental Hai Kya, Rajkummar Rao is upbeat about the thriller that sees him reuniting with his Queen (2014) co-star Kangana Ranaut. Though pictures of Ranaut shooting a sequence in pyjamas have made the rounds of the Internet, Rao refuses to divulge details about the Prakash Kovelamudi-directed project — all he is willing to say is that it's "a tough part to play"
Rajkummar Rao, reportedly attended a three-week-long workshop to get into the skin of his character for Mental Hai Kya. Interestingly, Prakash Kovelamudi insisted on having separate readings for Rao and Ranaut so that the actors could bring their own interpretations to the characters, on the first day of shoot
Talking about how he goes the extra mile for each of his roles, Rajkummar Rao says, "Whenever I get an opportunity, I do my best to undergo extreme transformation — be it going half-bald for Bose: Dead/Alive or losing weight for Trapped (2016). As an actor, I have to do whatever is required for my character. I don't like compromising when it comes to acting." Rao also got his ears pierced for the Ekta Kapoor production
Kangana Ranauat and Rajkummar Rao were spotted on location, shooting for their upcoming film, Mental Hai Kya, in Bandra, Mumbai
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