As influencers we need to break notions attached to mental health

Mental Hai Kya star Kangana Ranaut believes as a celebrity it is her responsibility to work towards breaking the stigma attached to mental health. When asked about her views on the way Hindi film industry treats the topicon-screen, Ranaut told PTI, “I realised 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.”

Produced by Ekta Kapoor, Mental Hai Kya is Ranaut’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 and a very hardworking co-star. I have seen his work and it was definitely a great experience,” she said.

Directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Prakash Kovelamudi, the film also stars Amyra Dastur and Jimmy Sheirgill. It will release on February 22. Besides this, she will be seen in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, set to release of January 26.

“I believe in giving 100 per cent to all the movies I am associated with and I will continue to take up roles which appeal to me, and that will make a difference to the audience,” said Ranaut.

The actor has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Global Desi, women’s wear brand by House of Anita Dongre. Talking about her personal sense of style, Ranaut said she does not believe in following any particular trend. “One way to look happy and feel confident is to be comfortable in what you are wearing. I wear what I like and what I feel I look good in. My style differs from being individualistic, fierce, to feminine, vintage and goddess-like.