Press Club of India condemns Kangana’s misbehaviour with journalist

PCI has termed Kangana’s behaviour “unacceptable” and extended its support to the entertainment journalists who have decided to boycott her in protest

Press Club of India condemns Kangana’s misbehaviour with  journalist

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Press Club of India has issued a statement condemning Kangana Ranaut’s controversial spat with a journalist at an event for promoting her upcoming film ‘Judgementall Hai Kya’. PCI has termed Kangana’s behaviour “unacceptable” and extended its support to the entertainment journalists who have decided to boycott her in protest.

“We the Press Club of India are aghast, anguished and shocked at the incident involving an actress of Bollywood using uncivilised, uncultured, filthy and abusive language against the Media persons. We condemn it in the strongest possible words. This behaviour and hurling abuses towards journalists is unacceptable,” the statement from Press Council of India said.

On July 8, Kangana Ranaut had lashed out at a journalist even before he could complete the question he was asking at the press conference on the pretext that he was running a "smear campaign" against her.

Ranaut also accused the journalist of writing negatively about her film "Manikarnika". The journalist denied the allegations and the actor's claim that he personally messaged her and spent three hours in her vanity van.

He said he met the actor briefly for an interview and there were no personal messages.

Read the full PCI statement here:

“We the Press Club of India are aghast, anguished and shocked at the incident involving an actress of Bollywood using uncivilised, uncultured, filthy and abusive language against the Media persons. We condemn it in the strongest possible words. This behaviour and hurling abuses towards journalists is unacceptable.

We support the decision of the boycott by the journalists covering the entertainment industry in Mumbai namely Entertainment Journalists Guild. We extend our support to the Mumbai Press Club for undertaking thorough enquiry of the matter.

Lastly we, the Press Club of India wish to appeal to the saner and civilised members of the Bollywood to prevail upon these uncivilised, uncultured and unruly elements and entities of their industry. We hope and expect that the sanity and wisdom will prevail.”

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Published: 13 Jul 2019, 11:56 AM