Kangana Ranaut created a stir when she recently got into an argument with a journalist at the song launch event of her upcoming film Judgementall Hai Kya. The verbal spat quickly turned into a heated argument with scores of other journalists supporting the scribe in question. Apart from Kangana, producer Ekta Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao were also present. The delegation of journalists had demanded an apology from the ‘Queen’ actress on Monday and had also planned to boycott the film’s promotions if Kangana failed to do so.
Taking the turn of events into account, Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms have released an official statement. It reads, “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.”
The delegations of journalists have now responded to Ekta Kapoor’s statement through The Entertainment Journalists Guild. They said, “The Entertainment Journalists Guild appreciates Ms Ekta Kapoor’s support and standing for what is right through her official statement. However, we will continue the ban on Ms Kangana Ranaut across all media platforms.” 22