In the Indian film industry, we seem to make it a big deal when more than one film releases on a Friday and seem to enjoy wondering whether the two films that release on the same day get upset at one another, etc.?!
Little do media people know in Hollywood multiple films release on the same day, and filmmakers don’t really give a damn.
Its sad to say though we take such things to heart and certain events like this occur. There seems to be an audio file leaked which features the number one critic (critic is an understatement) of India, Kamaal R Khan (KRK). The conversation entails that Karan Johar paid KRK 25 lakhs to degrade Ajay Devgn because Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil happen to be releasing on the same day.
A person like myself who is a fan of both Ajay Devgn and Karan Johar finds it hard to believe this is happening. And I’d like to believe this is a PR Stunt completely put together by none other than KRK, the foolish man he is, himself.
Here is Ajay Devgn’s official 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.
KRK tweeted about 20 minutes ago..
Kajol’s only response via Twitter is simply “Shocked.”
Let’s hope this is all a pure scam and that this is not true.