Kamaal R Khan has decided to train his guns on Ajay Devgn after the latter released a taped conversation yesterday in which the “self-proclaimed critic” accepted taking Rs 25 lakh from filmmaker Karan Johar. In the conversation, KRK is heard saying he was given the money to praise Karan’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Addressing a press conference on Friday to clarify his stand, KRK slammed Ajay Devgn and claimed the actor was making him a scapegoat in his battle with filmmaker Karan Johar. He also denied taking any money from Karan.
KRK began his press conference by displaying a cheque issued by Kumar Mangat’s company in his name for Rs 3 crore and claimed close professional and personal rapport with Ajay and his business partner. He then proceeded to attack Ajay’s claim of having an emotional connect with the industry as the actor stated in his official statement, KRK said, “Ajay Devgn was a 2 rupees person before joining the industry and today he is a billionaire. He has no emotional connect with the industry. The only connect he has is that of money. He has not helped the old producers of Action Jackson after they suffered losses due to the movie flopping. He has never helped anyone. He has no emotional connect. He is only interested in money. During Jab Tak Hai Jaan after the demise of Yash Chopra, everyone requested Ajay to shift the date of Son of Sardaar but he didn’t. That is his emotional connection with the industry.” (Is KRK so influential his tweets should worry Ajay Devgn?)
KRK further accused Ajay of making him a scapegoat to target Karan Johar and using the same modus operandi that he had unsuccessfully employed against Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Explained KRK,”He had slapped a legal case against YRF in which his contention was that in a competition you can’t do anything that is not fair. He wants to do something similar in this case too. He wants to fire the gun off my shoulders with Karan as the target. He wants to show that with Karan paying me money the rules of the competition have not been fair and wants to prove the same in the court of law.” (Ajay Devgn and Bollywood, is KRK of consequence or not?)
He then said he had mentioned about Karan Johar paying him Rs 25 lakh only as a ruse to stop Kumar Mangat from blaming him for tweeting positive about Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, KRK said that he has not been paid any money by KJo nor is he a friend with whom he is in touch. (Shivaay vs Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: KRK changes tune, says Ajay Devgn and not Karan Johar offered money to promote film)
KRK has been slammed by various celebs for his offensive and sexist tweets in the past. On Thursday, Ajay tweeted a conversation between Khan and Mangat where he was asked why he was praising Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and attacking Shivaay. Ajay had then demanded an investigation if Karan had indeed paid off KRK. (KRK’s tweets that promoted Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and angered Ajay Devgn)