The Diwali Box Office clash between Ajay Devgn's Shivaay and Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil just got ugly.
Upset with the negativity spread by Kamal R Khan (KRK) on Twitter, Devgn in an official statement expressed his displeasure.
"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," reads his statement.
In an audio tape released by Ajay Devgn, KRK is heard interacting with Devgn's business associate, Kumar Mangat Pathak. In the tape, KRK confesses that he is being paid Rs 25 lakh by Karan Johar to sabotage Shivaay's trailer. Don't believe us? Here's the clip: