Special Correspondent (Mumbai): Kangana Ranaut Refuses To Apologise To ‘Deshdrohi, Bikau’ Media In Video Message. Kangana Ranaut says she won’t apologize to journalists who, she claims, are ‘ganging up’ against her and who are ‘on sale for Rs. 60.’
Kangana Ranaut has refused to apologize for accusing a journalist of running a ‘smear campaign’ against her. Kangana reiterated her allegation that the journalist had ridiculed and given her film Manikarnika bad press in a two-part video message posted on her sister Rangoli Chandel’s Twitter. On Sunday, she was spiraled into an ugly argument with journalist Justin Rao who attempt to ask Kangana a question, failing which she would receive no media coverage.
Kangana Ranaut tweeted she won’t apologize to journalists who, she claims, are ‘ganging up’ against her and who are ‘on sale for Rs. 60.’ Some journalists, she said, have helped her in her journey up the ranks of Bollywood – but not these journalists.
It seems to be Mexican standoff now. On 10th July, Ekta Kapoor posted an apology for the ‘untoward incident’ as Ekta Kapoor produces a new film with Kangana Ranaut this ugly argument take place at her event. She asked the media to respect “team effort”. Guild, the entertainment journalist sent a letter to Ekta Kapoor that they will boycott Kangana if she will not apologize.
The statement issued by Entertainment Journalists Guild “We appreciate the gesture shown by Ekta Kapoor on account of tendering the apology to the Entertainment Journalists Guild and we duly acknowledge her statement. The subject was discussed in the committee meeting of Entertainment Journalists Guild and it was unanimously decided that Entertainment Journalists Guild shall continue to extend its support to the film – JudgeMentall Hai Kya? However, the restraint of Kangana Ranaut in the form of this fraternity-initiated boycott will still persist until a formal apology has been extended by Kangana Ranaut.”
On Sunday, video footage of Kangana Ranaut’s altercation with the journalist at an event to launch a new song from JudgeMentall Hai Kya? went viral.
Rangoli Chandel, functions as the manager of Kangana’s sister said that media the wrong question is asked by the wrong person in a wrong way and Kangana would not apologize for that.
Rangoli posted a blitz of tweets with screenshots of Justin Rao’s Twitter as evidence he had given Manikarnika bad press. Rangoli has also publicly upbraided actors Varun Dhawan and Taapsee Pannu for failing to single Kangana out for praise in their appreciation posts about the trailer of JudgeMentall Hai Kya?
JudgeMentall Hai Kya? releases on July 26 starring Rajkumar Rao as well, having averted a clash with Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 after he brought forward his release date.