On Sunday, i.e 7th July The Wakhra Song’s launch from Ekta Kapoor‘s Judgementall Hai Kya starring Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao was held in Mumbai. At the song, a heated argument between a journalist and Kangana had taken place leaving the media furious.
Later a delegation from the Entertainment Journalists’ Guild of India told producer Ekta Kapoor that they would be boycotting Kangan Ranaut till she doesn’t apologize Media.
The letter read:
Ms. Ekta V Kapoor, Dalia Industrial Estate, New Link Road, Balaji House C 13, Andheri West, Mumbai 400053
July 9, 2019
Subject: Demand of an official statement condemning the inappropriate actions of Ms Kangana Ranaut at your film’s song launch event
On July 7, 2019, your team had sent across an invite to the members of the press, asking us to join you and the film’s cast at a song launch event in Andheri. After the song launch, in a media interaction Ms. Kangana Ranaut, who had accompanied you and Mr. Rajkummar Rao on stage, suddenly snapped at our fellow journalist, Mr Justin Rao of Press Trust of India (PTI), before he could even complete his question. This behaviour was uncalled-for.
Since you were present at this event, you must be fully aware of how Ms Ranaut accused Mr Rao under the pretext of ‘smear campaign’ against her.
Henceforth, we, the members of Entertainment Journalists Guild of India (EJGI), demand a written a public statement from you, Balaji Films, and Ms Ranaut, condemning the incident and in particular Ms Rananut’s behaviour. We are here to discuss if you can support our cause and how we can support your film Judgementall Hai Kya, in return. You have always been supportive to righteous causes and we expect you to stand by us in this matter.
We, as a guild, have collectively decided to boycott Ms Ranaut and not give her any media coverage. Rest assured, we will not let this matter affect ‘Judgementall Hai Kya’ in any manner and will be supportive of your film and other cast members, barring Ms Ranaut.
Looking forward to an amicable solution.
Yours Truly, Entertainment Journalists Guild of India.
Regarding this, today Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures have released an official statement.
For those who don’t know,
At the song launch of the film, the actress got involved in a verbal spat with the journalist. She stated that he criticized her film Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi. She also accused him of running a smear campaign against her. A day ago, the media fraternity decided to hold a meeting with Ekta Kapoor to talk about the incident. The body demanded a public apology from the makers and have decided to boycott Kangana.
Kapoor and the makers of Judgementall Hai Kya have apologized but we haven’t received any kind of apology from Kangana yet. But as said, media will continue to support the film. They will not come in between of the promotions of the movie but they will boycott Kangana.
After the apology statement, the delegation from the Entertainment Journalists’ Guild of India sent this:
Judgementall Hai Kya is all set to release on 26th July, 2019.