Judgementall Hai Kya makers apologize for Kangana Ranaut’s spat with journalist

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MUMBAI: Producers of an upcoming Bollywood film Judgementall Hai Kya starting Kangana Ranaut have issued a public apology over the actress’ spat with a journalist during a promotional event.

Kangana Ranaut accused journalist Justin Rao of running a “smear campaign” against her and writing negatively about her previous release Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi.

The Entertainment Journalists’ Guild of India demanded a public apology from producer Ekta Kapoor as well as Kangana, and announced their decision to boycott the actress and not give her any media coverage.

In a statement after the meeting, Balaji Motion Pictures has issued an official statement, saying that they “would like to apologise and express regret for this untoward incident”.

“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.”

On the other hand, Kangana’s sister and manager Rangoli Chandel has maintained that there will be no apology from the actress. Instead, she warned the mediapersons that “tumne galat insaan se maafi mangi hai”.

“Ek baat ka main vaada karti hoon, Kangana se apology toh nahin milegi, in bikau, nange, deshdrohi, desh ke dalal, libtard mediawalon ko, magar woh tumko dho dho kar sidha zaroor karegi … just wait and watch, tumne galat insaan se maafi mangi hai (sic),” she tweeted.