Ever since Karan Johar announced the release of his upcoming film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which clashes with Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay, the fan base of the two films have been at war with each other. But it seems that the real battle has just begun with Ajay stepping in the ring with an audio evidence of Kamal R. Khan confessing that he was paid by Karan to say only positive things about the film. While many have praised and said only good things about Shivaay, KRK had something entirely different to say. The actor and self-proclaimed critic went on a tweet spree where he badmouthed Ajay’s film and gave thumbs up to ADHM.
Ajay Devgn took notice of the noise created by KRK on Twitter and knowing that KRK initially had only good things to say about his film, the actor suspected a foul play and asked his business partner Kumar Mangat to call him up to find out what was going on.
The conversation between Kumar Mangat and KRK was taped and to everyone’s shock, Ajay exposed KRK and sought an investigation. Apparently, in the telephonic conversation, KRK is heard confessing that he was paid Rs 25 lakh by Karan to praise the film. Unhappy with this information, Ajay released an official statement where he demanded an investigation into the claims. However, Karan hasn’t yet responded to the situation.
Now, KRK claims that it was not Karan Johar who paid him to bash Shivaay, but Ajay and Kumar, who offered him money to run down Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Both the films being big Diwali releases pitted against each other, have a lot on stake. Ajay released the trailer of Shivaay a month-and-a- half in advance while Karan is sticking to his new routine of ‘six-week-to-release’ promotion.
Ajay Devgn’s official statement
“I have been a part of the Indian film industry for 25 years and have been associated with over 100 films. My father was a professional action director and I have an emotional connection with this industry.
It therefore pains me to see that people like Kamaal R. Khan are holding the industry for ransom by spreading negativity about films to extort money from producers. It is very sad that people from our own industry are supporting such elements and spoiling the ethos of the industry. I would strongly demand that this be thoroughly investigated by competent authorities to clarify if Karan Johar was indeed involved in this (sic).”