Press Club of India to boycott Kangana Ranaut

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Following the decision to ban Kangana Ranaut by Entertainment Journalists Guild, the Press Club of India also hailed this decision saying "This behaviour and hurling abuses towards journalists is unacceptable".

The hard decision was taken by these two journalists’ forum after Kangana Ranaut’s bad behavior towards a PTI reporter Justin Rao during a press conference few days back. Till now, Kangana Ranaut refuses to apologise for Members of the Press Club of India. "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.

On Friday, the Mumbai Press Club had also condemned Ranaut's behaviour towards the news media. 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 Mumbai Press Club said it stands by Entertainment Journalists'' Guild''s demand of an apology from Ranaut to Justin Rao and the other journalists for her behaviour. The Press Club of India also extended their support to the Mumbai Press Club for undertaking thorough enquiry of the matter.

"The Press Club of India wish to appeal to the saner and civilised members of the Bollywood to prevail upon these uncivilised, uncultured and unruly elements and entities of their industry. We hope and expect that the sanity and wisdom will prevail," the statement further read.