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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

Ekta Kapoor apologises after Kangana Ranaut’s spat with reporter, says ‘our intention was not to disrespect or hurt’

Judgementall Hai Kya producer Ekta Kapoor has said sorry after the entertainment journalists’ guild demanded a public apology over a war of words between Kangana Ranaut and a reporter at an event.

bollywood Updated: Jul 10, 2019 13:15 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Judgementall Hai Kya producer Ekta Kapoor has said sorry after Kangana Ranaut had a face-off with a journalist at film’s song launch.
Judgementall Hai Kya producer Ekta Kapoor has said sorry after Kangana Ranaut had a face-off with a journalist at film’s song launch.(PTI)
         

Producer Ekta Kapoor has tweeted her apology over the ugly spat that ensued between her Judgementall Hai Kya heroine Kangana Ranaut and an entertainment reporter after the reporters’ guild wrote a letter to her demanding a public apology. The incident took place at a song launch for the film.

“A lot is being reported about the debate that ensued between our film ‘JudgeMentall Hai Kya’ actor and journalist Justin Rao, at the film’s song launch event on July 7, 2019. Unfortunately, the event took an unpleasant turn. While the people involved in it fairly held their own perspectives but because it happened at the event of our film, we, as the producers, would like to apologize and express regret for this untoward incident. We would like to maintain that our intention was not to disrespect or hurt anyone’s sentiments,” she wrote in a letter addressed to “whomsoever it may concern”.

 

The Entertainment Journalists’ Guild of India met Ekta and conveyed their decision to boycott Kangana and also released a letter demanding a public apology from Kangana as well as the producer. .“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,” the letter said.

Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao and producer Ekta Kapoor at the song launch of Judgemental Hai Kya in Mumbai, on July 7. This is the event where the fight happened.
Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao and producer Ekta Kapoor at the song launch of Judgemental Hai Kya in Mumbai, on July 7. This is the event where the fight happened. ( IANS )

Meanwhile, Kangana’s sister and manager Rangoli Chandel tweeted that the actor will not apologise. “I promise one thing that there will be no apology from Kangana,” she tweeted and described the journalists as anti-national.

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Judgementall Hai Kya, also features Rajkummar Rao, is scheduled to be released on July 26.

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