Akshay Kumar on Kangana Ranaut-journalists row: Hope it gets resolved soon because we all need media

FP Staff

Jul 19, 2019 10:51:04 IST

Small disagreements will be there but the relationship between media and celebrities is deep, actor Akshay Kumar said. He was responding to a question related to Kangana Ranaut's recent spat with a Press Trust of India journalist.

Akshay Kumar on Kangana Ranaut-journalists row: Hope it gets resolved soon because we all need media

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Akshay, who launched the trailer of his upcoming film Mission Mangal, said he was not much aware about the issue but considers media very important. "Sidharth (Malhotra) said a very nice thing and I will repeat that. (He said) the relationship between media and actor is very deep, it is like husband and wife. There will be some nok-jhok (disagreement). (But) I hope it gets resolved. We all need you," he told reporters here. ''I believe, through media, we communicate what we want to and vice versa. I hope these small disagreements get solved. I am not aware about it in detail because I was in London for past 20 days. It is very unfortunate, I hope everything gets solved,'' he said.

Rishi Kapoor too has addressed the issue and said that though he agrees with Kangana's views to a certain degree, he doesn't agree with everything that she says.

 Kangana, on 7 July, had accused PTI reporter Justin Rao of running a "smear campaign" against her during the song launch of her new film. Her allegations led to a massive controversy with the newly-formed Entertainment Journalists Guild demanding an apology from the actor or face a media boycott.

She ended up stoking the anger of journalists further by labeling a section of them as "anti-nationals" and "termites". The Guild has received the support from Press Club of India and other bodies but the impasse still exists. The production house, meanwhile, issued an apology for the "untoward incident".

Meanwhile , Kangana's Judgementall Hai Kya, which also features Rajkummar Rao, is scheduled to be released on 26 July. Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal is slated to release on Independence Day this year.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

Updated Date: Jul 19, 2019 10:53:32 IST