Ekta issues apology after Kangana’s spat with a journalist; Guild says thanks, but ban will continue

Ekta Kapoor has issued a statement after members of Entertainment Journalist Guild met her, demanding an apology following, Judgementall Hai Kya actress Kangana Ranaut’s spat with a journalist

Kangana Ranaut and Rajkumar Rao at Judgementall Hai Kya’s song launch (Twitter)
Kangana Ranaut and Rajkumar Rao at Judgementall Hai Kya’s song launch (Twitter)

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Day after members of Entertainment Journalist Guild met Ekta Kapoor demanding an apology for the incident. The producer has issued a statement, in which Ekta said ,"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."

The angry exchange took place late on Sunday during the song launch of upcoming film "Judgementall Hai Kya", in the presence of producer Ekta Kapoor and actor Rajkummar Rao.

After which the members of Entertainment Journalists' Guild of India had sent a letter to Ekta, where Kangana's behaviour has been termed as "un-called for."

The letter stated "We, the members of Entertainment Journalists' Guild of India, demand a written public statement from you, Balaji Films and Ms Ranaut, condemning the incident and in particular Ms Ranaut's behaviour. We as a guild, collectively decided to boycott Ms Ranaut and give any media coverage "Rest assured, we will not let this matter affect 'Judementall Hai Kya' in any manner and will be supportive of your film and other cast members, barring Ms Ranaut."

In her response to the letter, Ekta Kapoor stated that ,"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."

Ekta also urged the media not let the incident hamper the release of her film. in the meantime the association has decided to continue blackout of the lead actress of the film

"Judementall Hai Kya" is set to release on July 26.

(With IANS inputs)

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