Earlier this week, Kangana Ranaut accused journalist Justin Rao of running a “smear campaign” against her and bad-mouthing her previous release Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi. The heated argument took place during a promotional event of her upcoming film Judgemental Hai Kya.
After the spat, the Entertainment Journalists’ Guild of India demanded a public apology from producer Ekta Kapoor as well as Kangana, and announced their decision to boycott the actress and not give her any media coverage.
Now, Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures have released an official statement which urges the media fraternity to not let this one incident hamper the team effort that has gone behind making the film. They have issued public apology as well.
The statement read, “To whomsoever, it may concern: A lot is being reported about the debate that ensued between our film JudgeMentall Hai Kya’s actor and journalist Justin Rao, at the film’s song launch event on July 7th, 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.
Our film JudgeMentall Hai Kya releases on July 26th and we urge the media to not let this one incident hamper the team effort that has gone behind making the film.”
While, Kangana’s sister and manager Rangoli Chandel tweeted that the actor will not apologise. She wrote, “Ek baat ka main vaada karti hoon, Kangana se apology toh nahin milegi, in bikau, nange, deshdrohi, desh ke dalal, libtard mediawalon ko, magar woh tumko dho dho kar sidha zaroor karegi … just wait and watch, tumne galat insaan se maafi mangi hai … 🙏,”.