I felt compassionate towards my character in ‘Judgemental Hai Kya’ says Kangana Ranaut
Actress Kangana Ranaut who next will be seen in ‘Judgemental Hai Kya’, has said that she felt more compassionate towards her character in a mystery thriller film because she was also called a mad girl in real life like her character in the film.
Kangana Ranaut was interacting with the media at the trailer launch of ‘Judgemental Hai Kya’ along with film’s writer Kanika Dhillon, producer Shailesh R Singh, director Prakash Kovelamudi on Tuesday in Mumbai.
‘Judgemental Hai Kya’ revolves around two individuals whose lives pivot between reality and illusions. Kangana Ranaut revealed how she herself has been shamed on many occasions. Kangana said, “There was a phase in my life when people openly tried to shame me and said that I was mad, I was on medication. Even though I wasn’t, I replied to them: “so what?” I would not have felt ashamed even if I were on medication.”
She added, “However, when Kanika (Dhillon) narrated the script to me, I felt more compassionate towards the character because the society also calls ‘Bobby’ a mad girl. It became more relatable for me. Honestly, I am ok with things that people say.”
When asked Kangana why she chose to do ‘Judgemental Hai Kya’ even when initially she was not keen on doing a thriller.
She said, “The film is not structured only around metal illness, offering a solution at the end. A mainstream heroine is always happy and chirpy – loved by all. But we haven’t seen a girl with her own issues and on medications. A mainstream heroine who is dealing with a mental illness and trying to fight it. It is not a sob story. She is doing her business, her job and trying to see the silver lining.”Kangana Ranaut also stated that the word ‘mental’ was banned recently. She said, “There were several cases and threats against us. The South Indian original of Salman Khan’s Kick is called Mental. But we were informed that these words were banned just a few weeks ago.”
But the actor maintained that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was very supportive and had no issues with the film’s content. Kangana said, “The Censor Board cooperated with us a lot. We have been given a U/A certificate. They said, ‘you’ve made a good film and we couldn’t find anything offensive in it.’ We have faith in our intentions.”
‘Judgmental Hai Kya’ is directed by Prakash Kovelamudi and produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Shailesh R Singh. It is scheduled to release on 26th July, 2019.