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Ajay Devgn Posts Clip of KRK Claiming KJo Paid Him. KRK Now Says This

The rival films are releasing together this Diwali. On Twitter, KRK has dismissed Ajay's film as 'Himmatwala 2,' a reference to the flop film he starred in a couple of years ago

  | September 02, 2016 12:38 IST (New Delhi)
Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn, Kamaal R Khan and Karan Johar photographed in Mumbai.

Highlights

  • The clip records KRK claiming that KJo paid him to tweet for him
  • 'Have to tweet good things about Karan's film,' KRK says in the video
  • KRK has dismissed Ajay's film as 'Himmatwala 2' on Twitter
The plot thickened in the Shivaay vs Ae Dil Hai Mushkil clash last night. In an extraordinary development, Shivaay star and director Ajay Devgn posted audio of a conversation between self-styled critic Kamaal R Khan and Shivaay co-producer Kumar Mangat. The clip records KRK claiming that Karan Johar, director of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, paid him Rs 25 lakhs to tweet in favour of his film.
The rival films are releasing together this Diwali. On Twitter, KRK has dismissed Ajay's film as 'Himmatwala 2,' a reference to the flop film he starred in a couple of years ago.
In the recorded conversation, Kumar Mangat asks KRK why his tweets are so anti-Shivaay and pro-Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. "Have to tweet good things about Karan Johar's film, he paid me 25 lakhs," says KRK.
This is Ajay Devgn's tweet:
 
Ajay's wife Kajol, star of Karan Johar's films Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, tweeted:
 
In a statement released on Thursday night, Ajay said: "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 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."
He also wants an investigation: "It is very sad that people from our own industry are supporting such elements and spoiling the ethos of industry. I would strongly demand that this be thoroughly investigated by competent authorities to clarify if Karan Johar was indeed involved in this."
No Investigation might be necessary because KRK himself soon posted a tweet saying that he made up the bit about being paid by KJo.
 
Instead, he made these allegations:
 
 
Ajay Devgn, 47, is understandably prickly about box clashes, having accused Yash Raj Films of keeping his film out of cinemas when his Son Of Sardaar clashed with Jab Tak Hai Jaan in 2012. However, he appears to us to be crediting KRK with a degree of legitimacy and agency outsize of any actual influence as a reviewer he might possess. In this, we and KRK, who tweeted thanking Ajay for making him into a brand, are both agreed.
Karan Johar has wisely refused to respond.
Shivaay also stars Polish actress Erika Kaar and Saira Banu's grandniece Sayyeshaa Saigal. Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil features an ensemble cast of Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma.
 

 
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