At an event for her upcoming film Judgementall Hai Kya on Sunday, Kangana tried to intimidate a journalist as he began asking her a question, accusing him of ridiculing her film Manikarnika and giving it bad press. Following the showdown, the media has finally united and decided to boycott the actress.
“We, as a guild, have collectively decided to boycott Ms. Ranaut and not give her any media coverage,” a delegation from the Entertainment Journalists’ Guild of India told producer Ekta Kapoor on Tuesday while assuring her that the boycott would not affect the film or the rest of the cast.
Members of the guild have also demanded a public apology from both Kapoor and Ranaut. Says a member of the press about the development, “It is good to see how the media stands united against a star, and I only hope that this fire doesn’t die down. It’s not right to use the media and throw them away as and when they want. It’s a lesson learnt for everyone, starting from Kangana.”
Going forward, there will be absolutely no media coverage of any events where Kangana will be present. The paparazzi too, have decided to follow suit.
Sources say that Ekta even asked Kangana to apologise for her behaviour but the actress remained defiant and dismissed the former’s request. Meanwhile, her motor mouth sister went a step ahead to further aggravate the current situation by abusing the media in foul language.
“This time, the sisters have crossed the line. It is disheartening to see how delusional Kangana has become about her own success that she doesn’t think twice before shooting off her mouth. Rangoli is worse and thinks it is her right to abuse everyone. Till now, we have stood by Kangana and supported her actions. But not anymore,” says an industry source.