Ajay Devgn accuses Karan Johar of paying KRK for negative tweets on Shivaay
Firstpost was the first to report how the impending box office clash between Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay (both films are slotted for an October 28, Diwali release) had already taken ugly overtones on social media!
Anti-ADHM phrases were trending on Twitter ever since the film’s teaser was released on 30 August.
While at least two of those trends — ‘Jaa Shivaay Kar De Vinaash’ and ‘Ae Dil Hai Bombay Velvet’ — took a more sporting aim at Karan Johar’s film, a third, which trended all through Wednesday, 31 August, were a direct attack on Johar and Dharma Productions.
This trend ‘Dirty Game By Karan Johar’ claimed that the filmmaker had paid influencers on Twitter to tweet positively about ADHM.
Some users attached screenshots purportedly from Dharma, that gave suggestions on how tweets could be sent out.
When Firstpost took a closer look at some of these tweets/screenshots however, it seemed to indicate that the influencers were being paid to tweet against ADHM — not in favour of it (take a look at the fragment of the ‘sample tweet’ included in the screenshot below).
For the past few days, tabloids have been dominated by the KRK-Shivaay-Ae Dil Hai Mushkil controversy. There’s a new twist to the war between the Diwali releases each day. It all began with Kamaal R Khan’s accusation that Karan Johar paid him Rs 25 lakhs to tweet negatively about Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay. Then an audio clip where KRK was apparently heard confessing that KJo did indeed pay him to badmouth Shivaay went viral.
Ajay Devgn then released a harsh statement condoning such actions and even took to Twitter to share the audio clip. In a latest twist however, KRK alleges that not Karan but Ajay paid him to create negative publicity about ADHM.
Throughout this drama, Karan has been conspicuously quiet. KJo has finally broken his silence though. According to a leading daily, the director had a curt response. He simply said that his self respect, reputation and upbringing don’t allow him to dignify the question with a response.
Source – Filmfare