Entertainment Journalists to Boycott Kangana Ranaut, PTI Already Did

Kangana Ranaut refuses to apologise to journalist, says ‘I beg you, please ban me’

Journalists' body bans Kangana Ranaut after intimidation, actress hits back calling media persons 'rotten, traitors, cheap who can be bought for Rs 50'

Just when Kangana Ranaut had an ugly spat with a senior journalist during the launching of the Judgemental Hai Kya song, we heard that the media had announced the boycott to cover the lady. Rangoli Chandel, Kangana's sister, has now shared a video of the actress addressing her fans and followers, clarifying Ranaut's stance on the matter. One has Kangana posing as if she's cutting her lips with a scissor, and the other one has Rajkummar with a knife placed in the middle of his face.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you'll probably know that Kangana Ranaut has locked horns with, firstly, a journalist, and then the entire entertainment media.

On July 7, during a press event organised for "Judgementall Hai Kya", Kangana had lambasted a reporter for writing "dirty things" about her film "Manikarnika", which marked her directorial debut. Even as Justin Rao was responding to her accusations, the event managers took away the microphone, and he and other media persons was pushed around by bouncers at the event. The journalists conveyed to the producer that they have made a decision to "boycott" Ranaut from future events until the actor apologises for Sunday's incident. I mean, if the Entertainment Journalists' Guild had no importance (like she claims) why did Ekta Kapoor herself apologise? "It has become part of their unprofessional conduct", the release said.

The "Student of The Year" actor revealed that he himself is friends with a number of people from the media fraternity. We also fully support their call for a complete boycott of her events. While Rao denied he had run a "smear campaign", it must be pointed out that as a journalist he was fully within his rights to criticize her work. But what's the difference between her and that guy since she has resorted to lines like "tum logon ke baap dadaon ko bhi maine lohe ke channe chabaen" (I've given a hard time to your fathers and grandfathers) to ridicule the people in the media business?

"Since this has been a serial problem, we will also examine the option of pressing criminal charges of abuse, defamation and intimidation against Kangana Ranaut; as well as seek civil compensation for preventing journalists from carrying on their professional work", the release said.

The Mumbai Press Club said it had examined the footage of the press conference.

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