After Entertainment Journalists Guild of India decided to continue its ban on Kangana Ranaut over her spat with a PTI journalist during the launch of a song from her upcoming movie Judgementall Hai Kya, the actress has hit back with a video message posted from her sister and manager Rangoli Chandel's Twitter account where she once again took potshots on journalists calling them 'Chindi', '10th fail, 'bikau' and even anti-national.
The actress accused the journalist she entered in to a tiff with earlier of heading a smear campaign against her. She even went to say that he does not have the credibility of being a journalist and attend press conferences for 'free food'. At the end, she requested journalists to continue their ban as she doesn't want them to earn a livelihood out of news made on her.
Watch her scathing remarks here.
Here’s a video message from Kangana to all the media folks who have banned her, P.S she has got viral fever hence the heavy voice 🙂...(contd) pic.twitter.com/U1vkbgmGyq— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) July 11, 2019
(Contd)....🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/nzQoVN8llU— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) July 11, 2019
Meanwhile, Judgementall Hai Kya producer Ekta Kapoor's banner Balaji Telefilms expressed regret and apologized for the same.
In a statement, the banner said it would like to apologies as the "untoward incident" happened at their event on Sunday.
"A lot is being reported about the debate that ensued between our film 'JudgeMentall Hai Kya' actor and journalist Justin Rao, at the film's song launch event on July 7, 2019. Unfortunately, the event took an unpleasant turn. "While the people involved in it fairly held their own perspectives but because it happened at the event of our film, we, as the producers, would like to apologize and express regret for this untoward incident. We would like to maintain that our intention was not to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments," the statement read. The production house also hoped the media will not "let this one incident hamper the team effort that has gone behind making the film".
Members of the Guild has earlier demanded a public apology from both Kapoor and Ranaut, journalists present at Tuesday's meeting said. "We, as a guild, have collectively decided to boycott Ms Ranaut and not give her any media coverage," the delegation said in its letter to Kapoor, adding that the boycott will not affect the film or the rest of the cast.
A few days back a video went viral where Kangana is seen to be lashing out at the journalist even before he could complete the question he was asking at the press conference to promote the film on the pretext that he was running a "smear campaign" against her. Ranaut had also accused the journo of writing negatively about her film "Manikarnika". She further accused him of conducting a 'smear campaign' against her. The journalist denied having given Manikarnika bad press and said that Kangana Ranaut 'cannot intimidate journalist.'