We look beyond the on going drama and figure out the personality that is KRK...
Social media has opened up avenues and doors for everyone from freaks to experts to get their 15 seconds of fame. But there is one name and personality whose stay with fame has far exceeded its expiry date and that is none other than Kamaal R Khan who goes by an acronym KRK (lucky that his first name doesn't start with S). In the middle of a big controversy KRK is milking every minute of the feud between him and Shivaay actor Ajay Devgn who is partially responsible for this mess!
A few days ago Ajay Devgn shared a phone conversation between his producer friend Kumar Mangat and KRK where the latter was heard saying that he had to support Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil because he was paid rs 25 lakh. Ridiculous as it might sound, KRK made it sound like it was real and that the deal was sealed and Mangat even chimed in saying that he too would pay the most hated film critic money if he was going to be in his favour. The entire premise and conversation sounded like a scene from a Bollywood film where a shady deal is being closed by two mafia lords only in this case it was a producer and a self proclaimed film critic. So what does this mean for brand KRK and what repercussions will this have on other producers who are at times seen tweeting to him or privately watching his Friday reviews ?
Also read: Leaked phone conversation of KRK revealing Karan Johar paid him Rs 25 lakhs to defame Shivaay!
The answer is that KRK has definitely hit an all time low! There is no denying the fact that he's extremely entertaining and his '2 rs ppl' catchphrase has become a sensation, but when it comes to credibility and taking him seriously, there is no scope whatsoever. An insider who refused to be named and has met KRK in person says, "I know of big producers who watch his friday reviews on YouTube and have a hearty laugh. He's brash and sometimes brutally honest and people like that, but it comes with a price. If a producer isn't confident about his film and wants KRK to give it a glowing review or support it on social media through his poll then he is responsible for adding into the mafia that he's becoming."
Also read: An insider's analysis of the real truth behind Ajay Devgn-Karan Johar-KRK's controversy!
So who is KRK and how seriously does one take him ? Is he a millionaire like he gloated on Bigg Boss, or is this just a set up ? We don't know and neither is that a concern. What is worrisome though is the fact that big actors like Ajay and other producers are only playing into his hands not realising that they are becoming a part of the problem rather than the solution.
Also read: Ajay Devgn just released an official statement on Karan Johar paying Kamaal R Khan Rs 25 lacs!
Once the current controversy dies out the looking question is what lessons will the industry learn from this fracas and will KRK's '2 Rs people ' quote become as obsolete as his IMDB filmography!
Stay tuned to BollywoodLife for the latest scoops and updates from Bollywood, Hollywood, South, TV and Web-Series.
Click to join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram. Also follow us on Facebook Messenger for latest updates.