Actor-cum-filmmaker Ajay Devgn has demanded an investigation against Karan Johar for allegedly paying Kamaal R Khan an exorbitant sum of money for tweeting positive reviews of his film and bashing Devgn's.
According to reports, KJo has paid Kamaal R Khan, better known as KRK, INR0.25 million to tweet positive reviews of his next film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and give negative reviews to Devgn's Shivaay.
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KRK has been bad mouthing Ajay's Shivaay on Twitter which is clashing with Karan's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
2day I will tell u ppl economy of #AeDilHaiMushkil n reasons why it will be a blockbuster at box office against expensive 150Cr film #Shivaa
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) August 31, 2016
Following KRK's negative tweets, Ajay asked his business associate Kumar Mangat to call the movie critic to inquire into the matter. To everyone's surprise, KRK confessed he was paid INR2.5million by KJo to praise his film and bash Devgn's.
The conversation between Kumar Mangat and KRK was recorded and has been sent out to media.
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
Ajay, who is extremely upset with this whole episode sent out an official statement where he is also demanding an investigation to expose the truth.
"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." the statement reads.
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"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," his statement further reads.
Kajol, who is KJo's best friend also retweeted saying:
— Kajol (@KajolAtUN) September 1, 2016
KRK tweeted denying KJo paying him anything:
Let me clear it. Karan Johar has never paid me or asked me to bash #Shivaay n you can hear it in the tape. I said 25 Lakhs to avoid Kumar.
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) September 1, 2016
While Shivaay centers around the adventures of a Lord Shiva devotee, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is said to be an intense story about unrequited love.
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