The Ajay Devgn-Karan Johar war of words over the alleged incident of money-for-promotion saga continues with Filmmaker Prakash Jha coming forward to support Devgn.
Jha has demanded that filmmaker Karan Johar be probed for allegedly paying Kamaal R Khan (KRK) Rs 25 lakh to tweet positive about his next film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) and give negative reviews of Devgn’s film Shivaay.
This, to CINEWS, looks like the tip of the iceberg as we believe there could have been incidents like this in the past to boost the sagging fortunes of erring blockbusters. It is also not a secret that some journalists are also at the receiving end of producers’ generosity when it comes to promotion.
A few days back, Ajay shared an audio on Twitter in which KRK is heard explaining why he is favouring Karan.
Jha, who has worked with Ajay in films like Raajneeti, Satyagraha and Gangaajal, replied saying: “I’m not surprised Ajay Devgn. They are a scared lot. Manipulation is their only means of survival. But Shiva is with you.”
We applaud you Sir, and your voice in the wilderness.
Ajay said in a statement on Friday: “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,” he added.
Earlier on Friday, KRK held a press conference revealed that Karan never gave him money to say anything bad about Shivaay or any film.
Ajay Devgn is apparently furious with Kamaal R Khan going all out to praise Ae Dil Hai Mushkil teaser and bad mouthing his film Shivaay on the social networking site. KRK had earlier spoken in favour of Shivaay. Ajay’s Shivaay is clashing with Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil on Diwali. Both are big-budget films and want to cash in on the festive season. – CINEWS