The Press Club of India said in a statement that they are anguished and shocked at the incident and condemned Kangana Ranaut’s behaviour and language towards the PTI journalist.
It has extended support to the decision of the Entertainment Journalists Guild to boycott actor Kangana Ranaut for refusing to apologise for lashing out at a PTI reporter during a press conference.
“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. We support the decision of the boycott by the journalists covering the entertainment industry in Mumbai namely Entertainment Journalists Guild,” the statement read.
Earlier, the Mumbai Press Club had also condemned Ranaut’s behaviour towards the news media, particularly the PTI journalist. In a release it said, Ranaut accused the journalist of running a “smear campaign” against her and her last release Manikarnika. Instead of making amends, the release added, Rangoli Chandel, Kangana’s sister and manager, launched an “abusive” attack against news media on Twitter.
The Uttar Pradesh State Accredited Correspondents Committee(UPSACC) has also expressed anger over the incident and demanded an unconditional apology from the actor.