Was Kareena Kapoor Khan the first choice for Kangana Ranaut starrer Mental Hai Kya?



The posters of Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao’s Mental Hai Kya have already created a lot of buzz on the internet. Even though a lot has not been revealed about their characters, the posters sure hints that sanity is overrated. Now, new information about the project has come out. If the latest reports are to be believed, it was Kareena Kapoor Khan who was considered as the first choice for the film. The source told, “In 2013, Ekta had pitched the idea to Bebo. She wanted to get Kareena and Emraan Hashmi on board for the film, which was previously titled Badtameez Dil. But it never materialised.”

Was Kareena Kapoor Khan the first choice for Kangana Ranaut’s Mental Hai Kya?

The source further added that Kareena eventually didn’t give a nod for the film. It said, “Bebo felt that the storyline was way ahead of its time. It was dark and explosive in many ways. It also had several bold scenes and nudity. Kareena politely refused the film and it was put on the back burner.”

Was Kareena Kapoor Khan the first choice for Kangana Ranaut’s Mental Hai Kya?

With the project finally going on floors now with Kangana and Rajkummar in the lead, it’s anticipated to be another hit from the duo. Commenting on that, source told, “The team has reworked the story, which has turned out even bolder now. Kangana loved it and agreed to do the film immediately. After she came on board, the producer roped in Rajkummar. Ekta feels people are ready for a film like this and Kangana is perfect to play the main role. There’s no denying that she’s a terrific actress. Her never-give-a-damn attitude echoes with her on-screen character, too,”

Was Kareena Kapoor Khan the first choice for Kangana Ranaut’s Mental Hai Kya?

Well as much as we would have loved watching Kareena in the film, it’s more exciting to watch Kangana and Rajkummar in this avatar. The posters have already got us excited. Watch this space for more.

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