In a shocking turn of events, an audio recording has surfaced on the Internet which shows KRK aka Kamaal Rashid Khan confessing to being paid Rs 25 lakhs by Karan Johar to tweet against Ajay Devgn‘s directorial Shivaay. Both Shivaay and KJo’s AE Dil Hai Mushkil are supposed to clash at the box office this Diwali.
The audio that has gone viral on the Internet was recorded by Kumar Mangat Pathak, producer and Ajay’s business associate. While talking to Pathak, KRK explains that he can’t write bad about ADHM or KJo because they have paid him Rs 25 lakhs.
Here’s the audio of the tapped conversation:
Hear what self proclaimed no. 1 critic and trade analyst Kamaal R Khan has to say. https://t.co/wRc7moSlsZ
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) September 1, 2016
This is shocking and following this audio recording leak, Ajay has issued an official statement against Karan Johar and KRK.
“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.”