Ajay Devgn’s ‘Shivaay’ and Kjo’s ADHM are both scheduled for a Diwali release and the two movies are going to clash at the big Diwali bash. But before any sparks can fly, Ajay has started some ugly mudslinging.
Ajay demanded an investigation as he believes that Kjo has paid KRK Rs 25 Lakh to tweet only good things about his ADHM. He has also heard that Kjo has told KRK to tweet a negative response towards Devgn’s ‘Shivaay’. Devgn claims he also has a recording of this fiasco and if he is right, Kjo is in a lot of trouble.
Ajay has said in a 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.”
He also said, “We have only made you aware of what KRK has said. He is contradicting himself in explanations about what he has said in the recording and what we all have just heard in his postured press conference. He has not denied that it was his voice in the recording and he is now making excuses and contradicting himself. Where is the sanity here? You have heard what I have heard. It is upto you all to decide. It’s his word against his own word.”
Karan was asked to talk about this controversy at a recent press con, to which he said, “My self-respect, reputation, company reputation and my upbringing doesn’t allow me to dignify this question with a response.”
Looks like we have our hands full until we know who is telling the truth. Devgn and Kjo are making sure we have an explosive Diwali this year!
Listen to the audio recording below: