Kangana Ranaut refuses to apologize despite media boycott

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MUMBAI: Indian actress Kangana Ranaut has refused to tender an apology for accusing a journalist of running a ‘smear campaign’ against her.

In a two-part video posted on her sister Rangoli Chandel’s Twitter, Kangana maintained her allegation against the journalist Justin Rao, saying he had ridiculed and given her film Manikarnika bad press.

The video message came a few days after she had a heated exchange with journalist Justin Rao during a promotional event.

The spat began after scolded the journalist for giving her negative reviews.

A body representing entertainment journalists met makers of Judgementall Hai Kya and demanded that the actress apologise, failing which she would receive no media coverage.

In these two tweets, Kangana Ranaut says she won’t apologise to journalists who, she claims, are ‘ganging up’ against her and who are ‘on sale for Rs. 60.’

Some journalists, she said, have helped her in her journey up the ranks of Bollywood – but not these journalists.