Judgemental Hai Kya makers apologise on Kangana Ranaut's behalf

Carla Harmon
July 11, 2019

Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms, producers of the film, have finally come out and issued a statement regarding the issue.

Ekta's apology statement read, "A lot is being reported about the debate that ensued between our film "JudgeMentall Hai Kya" actor and a journalist, at the film's song launch event on July 7". Unfortunately, the event took an unpleasant turn.

The company further stated that they did not intend "to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments".

On Sunday, an event to launch a song from JudgeMentall Hai Kya? spiralled into a messy exchange of recriminations when journalist Justin Rao attempted to direct a question to Kangana Ranaut.

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"If this doesn't deserve an apology now, then Bollywood media should boycott Kangana", a user tweeted.

The journalists' delegation presented a letter to Kapoor saying, "We, as a guild, have collectively chose to boycott Ms Ranaut and not give her any media coverage", adding that the boycott will not affect the film or the rest of the cast.

The delegations of journalists have now responded to Ekta Kapoor's statement through The Entertainment Journalists Guild.

Directed by Prakash Kovelamudi, Judgementall Hai Kya will hit the screens on July 26.

Ranaut had also accused Rao of writing negatively about her film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

When the journalist called Kangana's action unfair and said that she was "intimidating" him, the actress said that she wasn't intimidating anyone and that she was just being candid. Rao, however, claimed that he met Ranaut briefly for an interview, did not have lunch, and had not sent her any personal messages.

"Condemning Kangana's behaviour towards the journalist, a section of social media users asked the media to "boycott" her". Kangana's sister Rangoli Chandel shared screenshots of the reporter's posts where he supposedly ran a smear campaign.

"JudgeMentall Hai Kya" is scheduled to release on July 26.

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