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Kangana Ranaut Crosses Limits Of Decency, Abuses A Journalist

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Kangana Ranaut and controversy cannot be kept apart. This time, though, the actor has crossed the limits of decency and has done something which is unpardonable. She hurled abuses and used uncivilized language against Justin Rao, a PTI reporter, at a press conference. She compounded her mistake by refusing to apologize. The incident took place during a press conference called to announce the music release of her upcoming film, Judgemental  Hai Kya. The producer of the film, Ekta Kapoor, apologized to the assembled journos but not Kangana Ranaut.

The immediate trigger for her attack was the grouse she held against Rao who she said continued to write negatively against her and her recent film, Manikarnika. She accused him of running a "smear campaign" against her. But if she felt aggrieved by his allegedly negative reporting, did she complain to any media body or watchdog? She further accused him of waiting in her vanity van for three hours and sending her personal messages, charges which Rao denied.

As a result of this outburst, Ranaut will now be boycotted by the Entertainment Journalists' Guild (EJG). The Mumbai Press Club and the Press Club of India (PCI) have both supported the stand taken by the EJG. In a press release, the PCI said that "We the Press Club of India are aghast, anguished and shocked at the incident involving an actress of Bollywood using uncivilized, 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. We support the decision of the boycott by the journalists covering the entertainment industry in Mumbai namely Entertainment Journalists Guild." 

Ranaut must realize that everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, as Rao was to his. If she felt that he was being negative or was running a so-called smear campaign against her, she should have approached both the EJG and the Mumbai Press Club and complained against Rao. They would have certainly looked into the matter and put a stop to any unethical reporting by the journalist. But by displaying such uncivil behavior, Ranaut has brought ignominy upon the entire film fraternity. Whatever the grouse, abusing in public (or even in private, for that matter) cannot be tolerated. She should render an unconditional apology. The EJG should, on the other hand, must inquire into her charges and pull up Rao if he too is guilty of professional misconduct.