A section of the media functions like parasites: Kangana Ranaut responds to press boycott
Her response arrives a day after the Entertainment Journalists Guild of India (EJG) announced a boycott against her
The Entertainment Journalists Guild of India had written to producer Ekta Kapoor announcing a boycott against Kangana Ranaut. The actor has responded to the controversy.
Kangana Ranaut has spoken about the ongoing media protests against her. In a video shared via her sister Rangoli Chandel, Kangana says, “Today, I want to talk to you about the Indian media. There are good and bad people everywhere. As much as the media has supported me, there’s a section of them that functions like a parasite. They are destroying the unity and integrity of this country.”
Her response arrives a day after the Entertainment Journalists Guild of India (EJG) announced a boycott against her. Last week on Sunday, Kangana had picked a fight with an entertainment journalist at a song launch of her film, Judgementall Hai Kya. Refusing to take the journalist’s questions, Kangana accused him of waging a ‘smear campaign’ against her. She also blamed him for harming her ‘brand’ by writing negatively about her last film, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
In the video, Kangana continues, “These journalists are broadcasting their anti-national views openly. There’s no provision in our constitution to penalise them. They are not at all secular as they claim to be. I meet one such insignificant journalist at a press conference, who made fun of my campaigns against plastic pollution and animal slaughter.”
She adds, “...it’s worth noting that these journalist never have an argument or perspective, which is a journalist’s right. Instead, they use slander and abusive language and operate as professional trolls. They line up at press conferences to eat free food. I want to know on what basis are they calling themselves journalists?”
Towards the end, Kangana affirms she is happy with the announced boycott, adding that she does not want the media “live off her.”
Watch her full statement here —
Here’s a video message from Kangana to all the media folks who have banned her, P.S she has got viral fever hence the heavy voice...(contd) pic.twitter.com/U1vkbgmGyq— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) July 11, 2019
Judgementall Hai Kya releases on July 26. The film also stars Rajkummar Rao.