Ajay Devgn released an audio recording has surfaced on the social media in which shows Karan Johar allegedly paid Kamaal Rashid Khan aka KRK Rs 25 lakh to tweet against Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay. Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Shivaay’ and Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ all set to release on the same day, October 28, 2016. the controversial shocked everyone when he suddenly started posting negative tweets about Shivaay.
In the three minute long video, KRK speaking to ‘Shivaay’ producer Kumar Mangat, Kumar Mangat is heard asking KRK why the latter tweeted in favour of Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and attacked Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay. KRK is heard admitting that he has received Rs 25 lakhs from Karan Johar to speak positive things about Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Kumar Mangat Pathak recorded the full conversation.
Ajay Devgn has tweeted the audio.
Ajay Devgn in his official statement has demanded an investigation and to find out whether Karan Johar has actually paid KRK.
Ajay Devgn’s statement, “I have been a part of the Indian film industry for the past 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 film industry to 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 film industry. I would strongly demand that this be thoroughly investigated by competent authorities to clarify if Karan Johar was indeed involved in this,” As a reported by News18.
In an exclusive interaction with CNN News18, Kumar Mangat said that it is clear that KRK was paid to do this. He said that their legal team will be looking into the matter seriously and will take an action against the concerned person.