Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut poses for a picture.
Bollywood's queen of controversies Kangana Ranaut on Monday said her ugly outburst at a news agency journalist at an event in Mumbai last week happened because she was "fed up" with a section of journalists ganging up against her for speaking up against certain Bollywood biggies such as Hrithik roshan and Karan Johar.
"If you are referring to the recent media incident, honestly, I noted that since I have raised my voice against certain Bollywood biggies whether it is Hrithik Roshan, Karan Johar or any other a lot of that Mumbai media has ganged up against me.
About losing her cool at last week's event, however, she continued to suggest that the media was to blame.
"A lot of nasty stories are reported everyday and that has been going on for the past two to three years. I was just so fed up. Everything that happened was just a reaction to that kind of pressure, because of all the maligning and smear campaign against me. Otherwise, I feel I have earned a lot of goodwill. Even in media I have great friends and some great advisors," said the actress.
The Members of the Entertainment Journalists' Guild of India (EJGI) on July 10 collectively decided to boycott Kangana Ranaut and demanded a public apology.
The incident happened at the launch of "the Wakhra swag" song of Kangana's upcoming film "Judgementall Hai Kya".
Journalists have collectively decided to boycott Kangana Ranaut and demanded a public apology.
"Criticism, bullying and trolling are different things. Criticism in Hindi is 'samiksha'.
You cannot analyse Bobby (her character in 'Judgementall Hai Kya') and Lakshmi Bai (the same way). There are strict rules," she stressed.
"You cannot make fun of a martyr's name. It is not acceptable. Can you make fun of Bobby? Yes. Can you make fun of me? Yes. These are very clear guidelines. I was upset about somebody distorting a martyr's name," she said.
"That was hurtful. Maybe, I became sensitive because I studied her life in detail.
But I am certain if I was not playing Rani Laxmi Bai, it would still be deeply hurtful to hear something like that," she said.
Indo-Asian News Service
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