Kangana Ranaut gives a 24-hour ultimatum to Entertainment Journalists Guild to withdraw the ban against her
Kangana Ranaut has now issued an ultimatum to the Entertainment Journalists' Guild. The actor has sent a legal notice asking the Guild to lift the ban on coverage of matters related to her within 24 hours. The ban had been imposed after the actor refused to apologise regarding her spat with a journalist at the song launch of the film Judgementall Hai Kya?
In fact, Kangana's film's producer, Ekta Kapoor had apologised through a statement issued by the latter's production house BalajiMotionPictures. However, the actor had refused to apologise and had even posted a two part video on her Instagram page calling journalists termites, traitors and sell-outs.
Kangana's remarks were described as 'uncivilised, uncultured and unruly' by the Press Club of India, which backed the Entertainment Journalists' Guild’s decision to ban her. The Press Club of India issued a statement on Saturday, saying, "We the Press Club of India are aghast, anguished and shocked at the incident involving an actress of Bollywood using uncivilised, uncultured, filthy and abusive language against the media persons. We condemn it in the strongest possible words. This behaviour and hurling abuses towards journalists is unacceptable."
The legal notice, submitted by Kangana's lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee, clearly mentions, "Now before my client is constrained to initiate strict proceedings and other actions including seeking huge compensatory (monetary) damages from you Addresses, for the said illegal acts already committed by you, she is hereby through me, giving you one last and final opportunity to rectify all wrongs so committed by you within 24 hours, failing which all actions as may be initiated by my client under constrain shall be entirely at the risk, costs and consequences of the board members of your organization."
A day earlier on Friday, even the Mumbai Press Club had supported the Guild's decision to not give the actor any coverage.