Kangana Ranaut, who is wrapping up her current project, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, has already signed up for her next venture with Shailesh R Singh. The project is a thriller and if sources are to be believed then she and the makers are eager to name it Mental. The makers are already facing issues with finalising the name and now Mental being one of the options, is still a dicey one as the title is already owned by Salman Khan Films. Salman previously wanted to title Tubelight as Mental. A source told The Indian Express, “It is true. But Kangana doesn’t want to get involved in it as she is not the producer. But producers are working towards procuring the title, which Salman has registered. A source even said to Mid-Day, “When the producers contacted Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association [IMPPA], they realised that the copyright of the name rests with Salman Khan Films [SKF]. Salman’s team had registered the title a few years back when they were toying with the idea of naming Kabir Khan’s then under-production film, Mental. However, they later changed it to Tubelight.” Now, the question remains if Salman will give away the title Mental or not? Also Read: Fashion Pick of the Day: Kangana Ranaut’s sultry attire will make you go HOT DAMN!
Now, a source has informed Mid-Day that the team of Kangana’s new film has also asked her to put in a request to Salman for clearing the title. The source further added, “At the moment, there’s no project that could use the title. Unless Bhai has something in mind, he will allow Shaileshji to go ahead with it.”
Kangana, who had rejected Salman Khan’s Sultan, had said cited the reason that she didn’t see anything for her in the movie and hence didn’t sign on the dotted line. Earlier this year, in an interview to PTI, she said: “Coming from a double role space and doing so much more in my earlier films, I didn’t want to demote myself to something which wasn’t offering me so much. That’s why I didn’t do it.” Kangana was then enjoying the success of Tanu Weds Manu Returns. On the other hand, Kangana considered playing the female lead in Katti Batti for Salman. So he has reasons to lend her his title. We eagerly wait for Salman to declare his decision and we will tell you all about it as soon as we know.