Kangana Ranaut sends legal notice to entertainment journalists guild, issues 24-hour ultimatum

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut sent a legal notice to the committee members of Entertainment Journalist Guild (EJG) and Press Council of India (PCI) for supporting a journalist Justin Rao after the two had a spat in public during the promotion of the film Judgementall Hai Kya.

Kangana Ranaut sends legal notice to entertainment journalists

The notice accuses both organisations of lending ‘wrongful, immoral, unethical and illegal’ support to the journalist. 

The notice was titled, ‘Your wrongful, immoral, unethical and illegal acts of lending support to a Journalist named Mr Justin Rao, who is not only accused of indulging in unprofessional and illegal activities by intentionally violating norms of Journalistic Conduct and various other provisions of the Press Council of India Act, 1978 by openly ridiculing, insulting, annoying, criminally intimidating and defaming my client Ms. Kangana Ranaut but is also guilty and liable to be tried under various provisions of Indian Penal Code.’

Kangana Ranaut sends legal notice to entertainment journalists

The legal notice states that the Entertainment Journalists’ Guild and the Press Club have “jointly and severally have illegally formed a “cartel” and are mischievously not only seeking to openly encourage Journalist/s in ridiculing, insulting, annoying, criminally intimidating and defaming my client Ms. Kangana Ranaut, but are also using force and threats (of enforcing an illegal ban on her as an Artist in her trade as a Hindi Film Heroine) and to make my client surrender to such criminal acts, and thereby seek an apology which prima facie also amounts to “criminal extortion”.”

Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel shared screenshots of the legal notice on social media. Just have a look:

The notice gave the organisations 24 hours to “rectify all wrong so committed”, and said that Kangana will be taking action otherwise.  

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On July 7, the actor got into a heated argument with a journalist who was present at the song launch event of her upcoming movie ‘Judgementall Hai Kya’. She lambasted the reporter for writing “dirty things” about her film ‘Manikarnika’, which marked her directorial debut.