Balaji Telefilms issues apology to media after Kangana Ranaut's spat with journalist

Ekta Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut during the song launch event on Sunday. Photograph:( Yogen Shah )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 10, 2019, 11.05 AM (IST)

A day after the Entertainment Journalist Guild demanded an apology from Kangana Ranaut over her public spat with a journalist at a press conference, Ekta Kapoor's production house has issued an apology to the media and urged them to not boycott the movie 'Judgementall Hai Kya'. 

In an official statement that was released to the press, Balaji Telefilms has stated that they did not want to hurt anyone's feeling or disrespect anyone's sentiment. "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," read the statement. 

"We would like to maintain that our intention was not to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments," the statement further read. 

Kangana got into a heated argument with a journalist during a song launch event on Sunday. The event was to promote Kangana and Rajkummar Rao's upcoming film that is scheduled to release on July 26. 

Read the full statement here: 

"A lot is being reported about the debate that ensued between our film JudgeMentall Hai Kya's actor and journalist Justin Rao, at the film’s song launch event on July 7th, 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.

Our film JudgeMentall Hai Kya releases on July 26th and we urge the media to not let this one incident hamper the team effort that has gone behind making the film."

On Tuesday, members of the guild submitted a letter to Ekta Kapoor demanding a written apology from Kangana for her behaviour. In the letter that was submitted, the guild also stated that they would not be giving Kangana any media coverage untill she apologised. 

Meanwhile, Kangana's sister and manager Rangoli Chandel categorically stated on Twitter that her sister would not be issuing any apology to any journalist. 

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In an official statement that was released to the press, Balaji Telefilms has stated that they did not want to hurt anyone's feeling or disrespect anyone's sentiment.