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Kangana Ranaut calls journalists 'rotten' & 'cheap freeloaders', challenges media to ban her

The actress' sister Rangoli Chandel shared a two-part video on Twitter.

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Updated: Jul 11, 2019, 12.33 PM IST
During a press event of 'Judgementall Hai Kya', Kangana Ranaut lambasted a reporter for writing "dirty things" about her directorial debut 'Manikarnika'.
NEW DELHI: Reacting to the controversy sparked after her recent spat with a journalist at a press event, Kangana Ranaut, in a video shared on Thursday, accused journalists of being rotten and cheap freeloaders and challenged the media to go ahead and ban her.

"Muft ka khana khaane pohonch jaate hain press conference mein. Main janna chahti hoon ki koi to criteria hona chahiye ki aap khud ko journalist keh rahe hain (You come to press conferences to eat free food. I want to know on what basis do you call yourselves journalists)," she said in a video posted by her sister-manager Rangoli Chandel.

"I request you people with folded hands to go ahead and ban me, kyuki main nahi chahti ke meri wajah se tum logo ke ghar mein chulha jale (because I don't want you guys to earn your livelihood on my name)."

On July 7, during a press event organised for her upcoming film 'Judgementall Hai Kya', the actor lambasted a reporter for writing "dirty things" about her film 'Manikarnika', which marked her directorial debut.

Following this, the Entertainment Journalists' Guild of India boycotted the actor and denied giving her media coverage.

While Ekta Kapoor, the producer of the upcoming film, instantly issued a statement apologising for the incident, with her recent social media post, Kangana Ranaut has made it clear that she is not in a mood to apologise.

In the video, which is shared in two parts, the actor slammed a 'certain section of media' calling them anti-national and sold-out.

"You think incompetent, rotten, pseudo-journalists like you can harm my status? Arey, nalaayko, deshdrohiyo, bikau, tum logo ko khareedne ke liye laakho bhi nai chahiye, tum log to itne saste ho ki Rs 50, 60 mein bik jaate ho. (I can buy inefficient, sold out, anti national journalists like you in less Rs 50-60)," she asserted in the video.

She concluded the video by thanking her fans and supporters who stuck by her side during the release of 'Manikarnika' while 'movie mafias' were standing against it.

Meanwhile, singer Sona Mohapatra came out and slammed Ranaut for 'becoming the monster she destroyed'. While the 43-year-old hailed her at first for fighting any form of oppression, she lashed out at the 'Gangster' actress for learning from the bullies. She concluded by hoping for the actress's recovery.

The 'Rangabati' singer also responded to Chandel's tweet in support of 'Kabir Singh' director, Sandeep Reddy Vanga. Mohapatra asserted that Chandel sounds 'deranged' and needs to rethink what she writes.

Feisty, Fearless, Fabulous: Every Time When Kangana Ranaut Spoke Her Mind

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23 Mar, 2019
Kangana Ranaut is living-proof of 'dreams do come true' - if you don't give up. A small town girl from Himachal Pradesh not only made her way to Bollywood, but also went on to become one of its biggest stars. All along refusing to compromise on her beliefs.Birthday girl Kangana Ranaut is as outspoken as she is talented. The actor-director-producer has never let anyone stop her from speaking her mind. Whether it was about her alleged love-affair-gone-wrong with Hrithik Roshan or taking on Bollywood's biggies on nepotism, Kangana Ranaut is unstoppable.As she turns 32, here's a look at some of her powerful statements:

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