Kangana Ranaut has landed herself in another controversy. The Queen actress had an ugly spat with a journalist during the launch of the song Wakhda Swag on Sunday from the upcoming Ekta Kapoor film Judgemental Hai Kya.
Kangana accused the journalist of running a ‘smear campaign’ against her after he wrote negative reviews against her film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. She blamed the journalist for wrongly calling her jingoistic when she makes a nationalistic film and went on to say, “Tum mere bare me gandi batein likhte ho. Itni gandi soch kahan se late ho!”
This, however, infuriated the journalist in concern and others present there, but he preferred remaining calm and making a conversation. The journalist called Kangana’s behaviour unfair and that she cannot “intimidate anybody from the position of power she owns”.
The national award-winning actress also told about an interview in the past for which the journalist personally texted her. She further added how he spent three hours in her van and had lunch with her, stating her good terms with the reporter.
He, however, kept refusing and asked Kangana to share the screenshot of the text.
The video of the song launch event is going viral on social media.
— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2019
When Kangana accused the reporter of having ‘gandi soch‘ against her, she was referring to the incident when at a press conference, she was asked why Manikarnika was released in Pakistan when she had bashed Shabana Azmi for organizing an event in Pakistan post Uri attack. Ha had tweeted the actress’ response.
Post the #Pulwama attack, Kangana had slammed @AzmiShabana and others for even organising an event in Pakistan after the Uri attacks. I asked her, how then, would she view her releasing #Manikarnika in Pakistan *despite* the same Uri Attack? Her response: pic.twitter.com/GMg1EF2sCF
— Justin Rao (@JustinJRao) March 3, 2019
The angry exchange infuriated the journalist community and they have formed the Entertainment Journalists’ Guild in the light of the incident. It is yet to be registered.
Members of the Entertainment Journalists’ Guild of India (EJGI) have collectively decided to boycott Kangana Ranaut and demanded a public apology following the ugly spat between her and the journalist.
Kangana’s Judgemental Hai Kya is set to release on July 26. This is the actor’s second venture with Rajkumar Rao after Queen.