"Please ban me": Kangana Ranaut to Indian media
Mumbai : A day after Entertainment Journalists' Guild of India announced that they will continue their ban on Kangana Ranaut till the time she apologises to the journalist for her spat, sister Rangoli Chandel tweeted a video where Kangana can be seen talking about the India media.
"Today, I want to talk about the Indian media. Everywhere there are good people as well as bad people. The media often boosted and inspired me, I have found extremely good friends and guide in the media. They have a major role to play in my success and I am grateful to them."
Changing her tone and attitude as she sat straight up, Kangana continued, "But a section of media in our section functions like termites who are attacking our country's grace, honour, unity and integrity and often spreads rumours. They present their treacherous views in front of everyone. Our constitution does not have any clause for them and I feel these people, so called 'liberals' are a threat. This journalist I met in Delhi, he has been making fun of my serious initiatives - I campaigned for a ban on plastic recently and he ridiculed it, he also made fun of my campaign against animal cruelty."
In a separate video, she further said, "These people do not have any proper argument or comment to make, like journalists are supposed to. All they do is talk rubbish and attack personally. They attend press conferences to get free food. These people do not have any work to quantify their existence as a journalist. If I call myself an artiste, I should have some work. Please show me one article that you wrote! How can you call yourself a journalist? I refused to answer his question as I have zero tolerance against anti-nationalists. These three or four people formed a guild against me, I think it was formed yesterday. It does not even have any recognition."
She further charged, "These people are threatening to ban me, destroy my career. (laughs) Treacherous people, one doesn't need lakhs of rupees to buy you out, you people go crazy over Rs 50-60. You guys will destroy me? If things were according to pseudo journalists like you and the movie mafia, I wouldn't be the country's top actress and the highest paid actress. I ask you to please ban me, I do not want that there is no food at your home because of me."
Balaji Telefilms and producer Ekta Kapoor tweeted their apology for Kangana's spat with a journalist during a promotional event for their upcoming film Judgemental Hai Kya and the Entertainment Journalists' Guild of India responded by saying that they accept the apology but would continue to boycott Kangana until the actor apologises.