Kangana explains why influencers should talk about mental health
'Mental Hai Kya' star Kangana Ranaut believes as a celebrity it's her responsibility to work towards breaking the stigma attached to mental health. She said, "I realized there was so much stigma attached to being different. So, I thought we as influencers need to stand-up and break these notions and address this subject." The movie is scheduled to release on February 22. Here's more.
Kangana, Rajkummar Rao collaborate second time for 'Mental Hai Kya'
Produced by Ekta Kapoor, 'Mental Hai Kya' is Kangana's second collaboration with Rajkummar Rao after 'Queen'. The actor is full of praise for her co-star, who has been enjoying a great run in Bollywood with back-to-back projects. "He is a star today. He is a brilliant actor... a very hardworking co-star. I have seen his work and it's definitely a great experience," Kangana said.
Kangana's next movie is 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi'.
Directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Prakash Kovelamudi, 'Mental Hai Kya' also stars Amyra Dastur and Jimmy Sheirgill. Besides this, Kangana will be seen in 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi'. "I believe in giving 100% to all the movies I am associated with. I will continue to take up roles which appeal to me, and that will make a difference to the audience," said Kangana.
Other Bollywood celebs who talked about mental health
In the past too, Bollywood celebrities have spoken about mental-health. Deepika Padukone had said, "We want to change the narrative around mental health in India. Why only Bollywood? We want everybody in influential positions in the country to speak out about these issues." Anushka Sharma said, "More and more people should talk openly about it. There's nothing shameful about it or something to hide."