Are Cine Journalists Scapegoats?

There have been recent incidents where director Teja and Harish Shankar engaged in inappropriate banter with a film journalist. These actions have raised concerns among some individuals, particularly regarding the behavior of filmmakers towards cine journalists. It is important to condemn such behavior and encourage a more respectful and professional approach during press interactions.

When faced with questions they dislike, filmmakers should either politely decline to answer or provide an explanation without resorting to mockery. It is not acceptable to ask inappropriate questions or to anchor such questions. This behavior undermines the integrity of press meets and reflects poorly on the filmmakers involved.

A film journalist has issued a special press note addressing the issue, leading to a reassessment of the matter by fellow journalists. This incident highlights the need for filmmakers to treat cine journalists with respect and maintain professionalism during press interactions.