Bollywood’s queen of controversies Kangana Ranaut has once again created a stir in the industry but this time, with a journalist.
It all began on July 7 during a press event organised for her upcoming film JudgeMental Hai Kya when the actress censured the journalist Justin Rao for running “smear campaign” against her and writing bad reviews on her film Manikarnika resulting in a heated verbal spat between the two.
This led to the Entertainment Guild of India boycotting Kangana and denying on giving her media coverage. Following the incident, Ekta Kapoor, the producer of the movie, released an official statement of apology in her social media feed and expressed “regret for this untoward incident”.
Meanwhile, on July 11, Rangoli Chandel, Kangana’s sister cum manager, shared an official statement on her twitter handle, issued by her advocate Siddiqui and Associates.
The statement claimed that Kangana had been ridiculed, harassed and defamed by the journalist. It further read, “These so-called unprofessional journalists mischievously seek to use public platform on every given opportunity, to illegally and criminally harass any celebrity including my said client.”
“Sir yeh dukan ko band karvayeinge aur inko jail bhi bhijvayeinge criminal kahin ke, how dare they threaten defame and intimidate Kangana ….” she captioned the letter on Twitter.
The day before the letter was shared, Kangana uploaded a video from Rangoli’s Twitter handle where she reiterated the allegations she made on the journalist of ridiculing her and giving Manikarnika bad press.
“I request you people with folded hands to go ahead and ban me, kyunki mein nahi chahti ki meri wajah se tum logo ke ghar me chula jhale,” she added. She concluded the video by thanking her fans and supporters who supported her throughout and stuck by her side during the release of Manikarnika.
Couple of Bollywood celebrities have gone on to take a dig at Kangana’s statement. Singer Sona Mohapatra, on her twitter handle, slammed Kangana for turning into a ‘monster she fought after finding power in the industry’ and wished Kangana for a ‘recovery’.