Actress Kangana Ranaut got into a heated argument with a wire service journalist at an event.
The incident happened while Kangana was interacting with the media at the launch of the song, "Wakhra swag", from her forthcoming film "JudgeMentall Hai Kya" here on Sunday.
Co-star Rajkummar Rao, producer Ekta Kapoor, writer Kanika Dhillon, choreographer Bosco Martis and director Prakash Kovelamudi were also present at the event.
It started when Kangana questioned the journalist over his negative comments on her last release, "Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi".
An ugly exchange followed, and things only got worse with others getting involved.
Ekta Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao were seen trying to intervene in order to control the situation.
Kangana is among the few actresses in mainstream Bollywood who have made brave film choices, and when asked if she felt scared while choosing unorthodox roles because it might affect her stardom, she said: "I do not get scared as such but definitely as an actor, I always make sure that we will not hurt anyone's sentiment while making the film. I made a film called "Manikarnika" and during the release of that film, there wasn't any controversies. No one took objection against that film because I am very considerate of everybody and their feelings."
On Monday morning, Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel, who also doubles up as the actress' manager, challenged the journalist's claim that he had not disparaged Manikarnika. Ms Chandel tweeted screenshots of Justin Rao's social media posts, in one of which he called the film "Manikarnikahaha." In another, Justin Rao wrote about interviewing Kangana for Manikarnika.
Yesh dekho beshram @JustinJRao journalist ko, woh jisne tumhe aazadi di hai, usi ki khilli udao, How dare he mock Manikarnika’s name and openly lie that he never wrote anything about it, lekin Kangana ko khilli udane wali hasi kabhi nahin bhoolti....(contd) pic.twitter.com/S5tThLSgLp— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) July 8, 2019
(Contd)....its a shame that @JustinJRao used to pretend to be her friend but when she spoke against cow slaughter and made nationalist film he did major smear campaign against her.— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) July 8, 2019