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Published On: Wed, Jul 10th, 2019

Boycott continues on Kangana Ranaut by Entertainment Journalists’

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download_(9)_5879MUMBAI :Recently, at the song launch of Judgementall Hai Kya track The Wakhra Song, Kangana Ranaut and a journalist had quite a public spat. Following that, the Entertainment Journalists’ Guild of India had decided and put out a statement that the organistation is boycotting the actress.
Earlier today, co-producer of the film, Ekta Kapoor, put out a tweet in which she apologised for the fiasco that took place while she was present at the event.Soon after, the Entertainment Journalists’ Guild of India too shared their response. The organisation said that while they appreciated Ekta Kapoor’s gesture and lauded her for doing the right thing, but the guild will continue their boycott of the Bollywood diva.
Balaji Telefilms head Ekta Kapoor’s apology will not alter the boycott of actress Kangana Ranaut, the Entertainment Journalists’ Guild said on Wednesday.
An altercation between Kangana Ranaut, star of Ekta’s new film JudgeMentall Hai Kya?, and a journalist snowballed into an ugly controversy this week. After journalists banned coverage of Kangana, Ekta Kapoor wrote in a statement posted on social media, “While the people involved in (the argument) 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.”
She also pleaded with the media to ‘not let this one incident hamper the team effort that has gone’ into the film. Yesterday, a delegation from Entertainment Journalists’ Guild of India told Ekta Kapoor that Kangana Ranaut would receive no media coverage until she apologises – the actress’ sister has tweeted that an apology from Kangana is out of the question.
The journalists’ body later issued a statement of their own saying that while they ‘appreciate Ekta Kapoor’s support and standing for what is right,’ they would ‘continue the ban on Kangana Ranaut across all media platforms,’ Times Of India reported.

On Sunday, an event to launch a song from JudgeMentall Hai Kya? spiralled into a messy exchange of recriminations when journalist Justin Rao attempted to direct a question to Kangana Ranaut. In response, she accused him of running a ‘smear campaign’ against her and her last film Manikarnika.
In a letter written to Ekta Kapoor yesterday, the journalists body wrote: “We, as a guild, have collectively decided to boycott Ms Ranaut and not give her any media coverage.” The boycott will not affect the film or the rest of the cast, which includes actor Rajkummar Rao, the letter said.
Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel, who functions as the actress’ manager, tweeted in a typically confrontational post that no apology would be forthcoming: “Ek baat ka main vaada karti hoon, Kangana se apology nahin milegi, in bikau, nange, deshdrohi, desh ke dalal, libtard mediawalon ko. Magar who tumko dho dho kar sidha zaroor karegi.
Just wait and watch, tumne galat insan se maafi mangi hai,” she wrote – I promise Kangana won’t apologise, you have asked the wrong person for an apology.ndtv.

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