Director-producer Karan Johar is currently maintaining a stoic silence on the latest controversy triggered by actor Ajay Devgn.
Devgn very recently took to Twitter to reveal an audio clip; a telephonic conversation between Kumar Mangat (producer of his upcoming film ‘Shivaay’) and self-proclaimed critic Kamaal R Khan. In the audio, KRK states he was paid Rs. 25 lakh for praising KJo’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’.
“My self respect, reputation, company reputation, upbringing doesn’t allow me to dignify this question with a response,” Johar said, when asked his reaction on the same.
KRK on the other hand called for a press conference last evening where he thoroughly denied being paid by Johar and said Devgn was using his name to get free publicity for his film.
Devgn, in answer to this, issued a statement.
“We have only made you aware of what KRK has said. KRK 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 up to you all to decide. It’s his word against his own word. I have never in my life spoken to nor met this man,” the statement read.
Well, we certainly do not know who is right here and who is wrong, but this whole debacle has been quite unnerving for the fans of the two.