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Balaji Telefilms apologises for the Kangana-media fracas

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Ekta Kapoor’s production house Balaji Telefims on Wednesday issued an apology after receiving widespread flak by the media fraternity over actress Kangana Ranaut’s ugly spat with a journalist at a recent promotiona­l press event in Mumbai for Judgementa­ll Hai Kya, which is produced by the banner.

“A lot is being reported about the debate that ensued between our film Judgementa­ll Hai Kya actor and a journalist, at the film’s song launch event on July 7. 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 apologise and express regret for this untoward incident,” read the Balaji statement.

Things turned nasty at the event, a song launch, when Kangana questioned a journalist over his negative remarks on her last release, Manikarnik­a: The Queen Of Jhansi.

Condemning Kangana’s behaviour, members of the Entertainm­ent Journalist­s’ Guild of India (EJGI) on Tuesday collective­ly decided to boycott Kangana and demanded a public apology from the National Award-winning actress.

The Balaji statement, issued on behalf of Kapoor, urged the media “to not let this one incident hamper the team effort that has gone behind making the film.”

“We would like to maintain that our intention was not to disrespect or hurt anyone’s sentiments,” the statement concluded.

Judgementa­ll Hai Kya is scheduled to release on July 26. Judgementa­ll Hai Kya

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Ekta Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut at the trailer launch of

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