We are as shocked as you are! But Ajay Devgn himself posted an audio clip where Kamaal R Khan admits to being paid by Karan to badmouth Shivaay. For the uninitiated Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil are releasing on the same date at the box office.
Ajay Devgn has taken major offence and has taken to social media to expose KRK. He shared the shocking audio clip with the caption "Hear what self proclaimed no. 1 critic and trade analyst Kamaal R Khan has to say".
The audio clip is a phone conversation between KRK and Kumar Mangat. KRK in this clip talks about being paid Rs 25 lakhs to appreciate Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. KRK also said that Ajay Devgn did not respond to his birthday wish sms in the same conversation.
Now Kamaal R Khan has replied to the actor on social media. He tweeted, "Sir @ajaydevgn 2-4 Dafaa Aaraam Se Suniye Isko Thande Dimag se, Aur Samajhye Ki Maine Kaya Kaha. Lol! Exposed".
His next tweet reads, "And sir @ajaydevgn now you know tat KRK is a brand so if even you will pay me 25 Lakhs so I will favour you for sure Coz I don't do it free".
An official statement released by Ajay Devgn 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."