Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Ajay Devgn, who demanded investigation against filmmaker Karan Johar for allegedly paying Kamaal R Khan Rs 25 lakh to tweet positive about his next film “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” (ADHM) and give negative reviews of Devgn’s film “Shivaay”, has said that Khan is contradicting himself in explanations.
Devgn, in a statement on Friday 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. Its his word against his own word,” he added.
Earlier on Friday, Kamaal R Khan, known as KRK, held a press conference on and revealed that Karan Johar never gave him money to say anything bad about “Shivaay” or any film.
“Karan Johar never gave me money to say anything bad about “Shivaay” or for that matter, any film. So Ajay Devgn should stop firing the gun from my shoulder to target Karan Johar,” Kamaal R Khan said at the press conference.
When IANS earlier tried to contact Karan’s team, they didn’t respond.
But Karan, an active social media user, tweeted on Friday: “Thank you for this enormous love. 15 million ADHM teaser.”
The film’s teaser has received 15 million views on digital platforms like Facebook and YouTube in just three days.
Kamaal R Khan, better known as KRK, has been bad mouthing Ajay’s “Shivaay” on Twitter which is clashing with Karan’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”.
Ajay asked his business associate Kumar Mangat to call KRK to find out the reason behind this.
In a shocking conversation KRK confessed that he has to say positive things about “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” as he has allegedly received Rs 25 lakhs from KJo.
The conversation between Kumar Mangat and KRK has been recorded and has been sent to the media.
Ajay, who is extremely upset with this whole episode, had earlier issued a statement demanding an investigation to bring out the truth.
The statement reads: “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,” his statement reads.
While “Shivaay” centres around the adventures of a Lord Shiva devotee, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” is said to be an intense story about unrequited love.