Kangana Ranaut refuses to apologise to journalist amid media boycott

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Kangana Ranaut refuses to apologise to journalist amid media boycott

The film is attracting a number of controversies - earlier it was a clash with Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 and now, Kangana Ranaut's spat with a journalist has left the guild of entertainment journalists announcing a ban on her. Producer Ekta Kapoor has later apologised for the incident.

In the video, accompanying a tweet saying she is suffering from a high fever, Kangana starts off by saying that there are both good and bad people in media, and that she has found good friends and those who have had a role in her success.

The Entertainment Journalist Guild, which first raised the issue, has pointed out that this is not the first time Ms Ranaut and her manager-sister have insulted and abused journalists.

The Mumbai Press Club strongly condemns the language and behavior of actor Ms Kangana Ranaut in respect of the news media, and in particular towards PTI journalist, Justin Rao. "Three or four such journalists have now formed what they call a "guild", which does not even have a proper structure and are now threatening me that they'll ban me".

The apology came on Wednesday with Balaji Telefilms elaborating on the "unpleasant turn".

She added, "We would like to maintain that our intention was not to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments", she wrote in a letter addressed to "whomsoever it may concern". Ekta has made no bones to express her frustration with the whole thing and even took to Twitter and social media to be vocal on the matter, albeit indirectly. She also further attacked Justin, without naming him, and accused him of badmouthing her other campaigns as well.

Ranaut began her statement by describing journalists as "pseudo-liberals" and "termites".

He said he met the actor briefly for an interview and there were no personal messages. In fact, a media association has demanded an apology from the star for her behaviour and if she doesn't do that, they will ban her and will not cover any of her events.

"Judgementall Hai Kya", which also features Rajkummar Rao, is scheduled to be released on July 26.

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