Although Kangana Ranaut had once turned down the offer to play female lead in Salman Khan's Sultan, the actress will apparently have to approach the superstar for a favour now.
After completing the shoot for her upcoming movie Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Kangana is reportedly set to start working on her next project, which will be a whodunit.
While the idea of Kangana first time featuring in such a genre sounds very exciting, there is a problem with the title of the film. Kangana and the makers of the film are willing to title the movie as Mental, but Salman's production house has a copyright over this title, according to Mid-Day.
Salman and his production house Salman Khan Films had initially planned to title Kabir Khan's last film as Mental, which was later titled as Tubelight. Although the title was not used, it remained registered with SKF.
"Kangana and Shaileshji (producer) are both keen to title their film Mental. They both think that it goes wonderfully with the story. But 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," the publication quoted a source as saying.
The report stated that the makers of the film are now planning to approach Salman to allow them to use the title, and also asked Kangana to personally request him.
"At the moment, there is no project that could use the title. Unless bhai has something in mind, he will allow Shaileshji to go ahead with it," the report quoted another source as saying.
Kangana had earlier rejected the offer for Sultan saying that she did not find anything good for her character in the film. However, that did not create any bitterness between the national award winning actress and Salman.