Let us catch up on what’s been happening between these two. Their films Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil are gearing for release next month and are unfortunately releasing on the same day. This naturally builds up tension between the two, but maybe Devgn has been feeling the pressure a little bit more as ADHM’s trailer and title song have gone viral, gaining 15 million views in only three days.
But that’s not the only reason behind Devgn’s anger with Karan Johar and Dharma Productions. The former has been facing heat on Twitter from people like Kamaal R. Khan, who has been singing praises for ADHM but has been bashing Shivaay. In an audio clip shared by Devgn, KRK says that he was ‘paid to do so by Dharma,’ as reported by Indian Express.
So Devgn took to Twitter with the following statement: “It 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.”
Karan Johar finally responded to this controversy by saying nothing, which makes it look like he has something to hide because this is too huge of an issue to stay silent on.
“My self respect, reputation, company reputation and my upbringing don’t allow me to dignify this question with a response,” said Johar, according to a report in PinkVilla.