Weeks before the release of her movie Judgementall Hai Kya, actor Kangana Ranaut has been embroiled in a controversy with the Indian media.
At a promotional event for the film, Kangana got into a verbal altercation with a journalist, where she rebuked the journalist for writing an unfavourable review for her last movie Manikarnika.
Consequently, the Entertainment Journalists’ Guild of India (EJGI) wrote an open letter asking production company Balaji Entertainments to condemn the act. They also stated that they will boycott Kangana until she apologizes for her actions.
While Balaji productions issued an official apology for the incident, Kangana refused to apologize to the media. In a video posted on Instagram, and on Twitter by her sisters and manager Rangoli, she also branded a section of the Indian media as anti-national, while stating that the Entertainment Journalist’s guild held no stature.
Here’s a vidoe 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
People took to Twitterati to comment on the complete controversy, especially on Kangana’s remarks about the Indian media.
“termite infestation”, “anti national”, “pseudo secular”, “attacking national integrity”, “Constitutional penalties for journalists”— Tushar Dhara (@DharaShukoh) July 11, 2019
Kangana Ranaut’s anti media rant is problematic, and in line with how the press is being delegitimized world over https://t.co/ScreBNb8tB
Kangna Ranaut is that friend in the group whose solution to every problem in the world is to pick up a fight.— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) July 12, 2019
this was an event for a particular film and a song launch for that movie, so kangana should have stuck to the topic, plus there is a way of putting across one’s point which both kangana and her sister have not learnt…. #KanganaTargetsJourno— Priyanka Vachhani (@priyanka1112) July 10, 2019
I think the director of Manikarnika missed out on saying ‘CUT’ in the last scene, because movie aa ke chali bhi gayi but Kangna Ranaut abhi bhi ladte ja rahi hai.— Pranav Sapra (@pranavsapra) July 11, 2019
#KangnaRanaut disparages freedom of speech of others.She has a right to claim xyz as her ex-lover.She has a right to throw tantrums at bollywood bigwigs. But any1 critical of her work is deshdrohi!Ever heard of the story of the boy who cried wolf too often? #KanganaTargetsJourno https://t.co/FtehBTZIDU— Tanvi Saran Srivastava (@tanvisaran) July 11, 2019
Stardom is temporary, classlessness is permanent. #KanganaTargetsJourno— Varun (@dr_babu) July 10, 2019
#Kangana it’s time to hire professional MNGR or PR Warna idiot & arrogant sister of urs @Rangoli_A tumhe le dubegi.Learn manner how to give respect to Media.Always remembr evry journo is nt same.Wakeup & Apologise to the respective Journo.Ghamand bura hota h #KanganaTargetsJourno https://t.co/8twbZgqgNy— MD Iqbal Ahmad ایم ڈی اقبال احمد (@mdiq4u) July 11, 2019
Hate people like #Kangana who buoyed by the current political environment are propagating their brand of #nationalism as sacrosanct n get it in everywhere uncalled for.— lalit chadha, CMP (@lalit_chadha) July 11, 2019
Any voices of dissent and anarchy or secularism is branded anti-national. Is #India at war?!
I don’t understand why the producer has to apologize? Its Kangana who ruffled people’ feathers, stirred the pot, so she should be the one to apologize. I also don’t understand why they should cast Kangana in their moves. She is notorious for creating unrest, anxiety, controversie— Blue Waters (@Bluewaters100) July 10, 2019
Judgementall Hai Kya will be released on July 26, 2019.