New Delhi: Riding on the wave of nationalism, actor Kangana Ranaut called a section of Indian media ‘termites’ saying they are harming the integrity of the country with their ‘anti-national’ thoughts. She also called the journalists ‘pseudo-secular’ in a 5-minute long video which her team posted on their Instagram account.
She also lamented how our constitution does not have any ‘penalty’ for these journalists.
On July 7, during a song launch event of JudgeMentall Hai Kya, Ranaut misbehaved with a reporter, accusing him of running a ‘smear campaign’ against her. While the actor kept coming up with bizarre accusations, the journalist stood his ground politely.
Talking about the journalist, Kangana said, “Aise hi ek chindi se journalist ko main ek do din pehle press conference mein mili,” (I met one such cheap journalist a few days ago in a press conference).
Talking about several jokes the said journalist shared on his personal social media accounts, Kangana raised questions on the credibility of that journalist. The jokes were related to Kangana and her films. However, she called him ‘anti-national’ for sharing those jokes.
“I didn’t want to entertain an anti-national. I have zero tolerance for anti-nationals.”
She also attacked The Entertainment Journalists Guild of India, which called for a boycott of media coverage for Kangana if she does not apologise. “I don’t need lakhs to buy journalists like you. You can be bought in Rs50,” she said.
The Guild had informed producer Ekta Kapoor that the ban would only be on Kangana and not affect the coverage of film and other actors.
Post this, Kapoor apologised for the incident, which the Guild accepted but they have said the ban on Kangana will continue.
“I want these people to ban me so that they don’t get to run their households based on the coverage they give me.”
She closed her rant by thanking those who stood by her and trended ‘We Stand With Manikarnika‘ on Twitter and made the film a box office hit.
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