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Kangana Ranaut sends legal notice to Entertainment Journalist Guild, PCI for supporting journalist

File image of Kangana Ranaut.  Photograph:( WION )

ANI Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Jul 14, 2019, 10.42 AM (IST)

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut on Saturday sent a legal notice to the committee members of Entertainment Journalist Guild (EJG) and Press Council of India (PCI) for supporting a journalist, who got involved in an ugly spat with her.

The legal notice was sent for "wrongful, immoral, unethical and illegal acts of lending support to a journalist Justin Rao, who is accused of indulging in unprofessional and illegal activities."

"That neither of you Addresses (Entertainment Journalist Guild and Press Council of India) is an adjudicating authority or a court, or even otherwise have any legal standing (as a recognised body), or the power, authority or the discretion to illegally and unconstitutionally ban my client, Ms Kangana Ranaut, in any manner whatsoever," the legal notice read.

The notice termed that the "acts of the commission of lending support to a journalist who is blatantly indulging in illegal acts and criminal acts- and instead demanding an apology from Kangana Ranaut as illegal, unwarranted and criminal in nature."

The notice also mentioned the various provisions of Indian Penal Code (IPC) including Section 503 (Criminal Intimidation), Section 506, Section 499 (defamation), Section 383 (extortion), Section 384, and Section 385.

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The notice warned the addresses to "rectify all wrongs" done by them within 24 hours and failing to do so will result in an action against them.

On July 7, the actor got into a heated argument with a journalist who was present at the song launch event of her upcoming movie 'Judgementall Hai Kya'.

On July 10, The Entertainment Journalists' Guild of India boycotted the 'Queen' actor and denied giving her media coverage. Ekta instantly issued a statement apologising for the incident, which was shared by the producer on both Twitter and Instagram.

Reacting on the controversy which happened at the song launch, Kangana's sister Rangoli Chandel shared a video on July 11 of the actor where she can be seen accusing the journalists of being rotten and cheap freeloaders and challenged the media to go ahead and ban her. 

Rangoli too, issued a statement supporting her sister on Friday. 

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The legal notice was sent for "wrongful, immoral, unethical and illegal acts of lending support to a journalist Justin Rao, who is accused of indulging in unprofessional and illegal activities."