Actress Kangana Ranaut said she is glad her film Mental Hai Kya (2019) will get a solo release on 26 July after Hrithik Roshan decided to shift the release of his film Super 30 (2019) to avert a “media circus”.
Hrithik Roshan on Thursday, 9 May, issued a statement, saying he took the decision “so as to not allow my film to be desecrated by yet another media circus”.
“I have decided to shift the release date of my film Super 30 in order to save myself from the personal trauma and toxic mental violence this would cause,” the actor said in the statement posted on Twitter.
“Despite the film being ready, I have requested my producers to shift and announce the next suitable date as soon as possible,” added the actor, who has had a personal clash with Ranaut in the past.
Soon after, Ranaut issued a statement commenting on “Hrithik’s sympathy-playing games”.
“Hrithik Roshan, Madhu Mantena and Ekta Kapoor had collectively decided that Hrithik would push the release date of Super 30 and Ekta will bring her film Mental Hai Kya on 26 July. They had taken this call last week itself,” the actress claimed.
“I don’t know why he wrote this sob story, but I am glad Mental Hai Kya is getting a solo release. I salute my producer Ekta Kapoor for making her way in this male-dominated industry. It’s not easy to do what she does… I applaud her courage and power,” she wrote.
The hullabaloo was over rumours that Ranaut had recommended that the release date of Mental Hai Kya be changed to make a box office face-off with Hrithik Roshan possible.
However, a statement issued on behalf of Balaji Motion Pictures said the decision was merely taken for “better box-office prospects” for Mental Hai Kya which also stars Rajkummar Rao. Ekta Kapoor said it was her decision.