Kangana Ranaut: 'Mental' or 'psycho' were the terms used to shame me

She feels that controversies and her fight with Bollywood A-listers have taken a toll on her career. Photograph:( WION )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Mar 09, 2018, 03.47 AM (IST)

Kangana Ranaut will next be seen opposite Rajkummar Rao in Mental Hai Kya -- for the second time after they were first paired together in hit film Queen. 

To go on floors next month, the film has already generated quite a buzz with the release of its whacky posters featuring both the actors in never-seen-before roles

Speaking about the film in an interview with a daily, Kangana said: “The way my life unfolded in the past few years, I realised there was so much stigma attached to being different. ‘Mental’ or ‘psycho’ were the terms used to shame me, but these can’t be used casually as swear words. When this script came along, I knew I had to do it to break the stigma around it. High time we made individuality aspirational.”

She also spoke about dealing with the issue in the most sensitive manner and said, “We won’t show people as pitiable, sympathy seeking characters. We’ll portray the issue with sensitivity. The film takes a stand against equating individuality with madness.”

A psychological thriller, Mental Hai Kya will be directed by Prakash Kovelamudi.

Meanwhile, Kangana is busy shooting for Manikarnika- Queen of Jhansi in which she portrays the role of Rani Laxmibai.