The KRK-Vikram Bhatt war intensifies

Filmmaker says hurt daughter led him to sue KRK; actor asks why daughter wasn’t hurt when Bhatt had affairs with leading actresses.

Mayur Lookhar

The Hindi film industry was shocked when enfant terrible Kamaal Rashid Khan, better known as KRK, levied sensational allegations against producer-director Vikram Bhatt last week, accusing him of trying to sell actress Meera Chopra to a producer.

While KRK made the claim in a series of tweets, Bhatt sent the Deshdrohi (2008) actor a legal notice but did not speak on the issue. The filmmaker has now broken his silence and given a detailed account of what made KRK make such allegations.

Bhatt took to Facebook to explain why he sued Khan. According to him, the war began with KRK slamming Bhatt in his review of Bhatt's production 1920 London (2016), directed by Tinu Suresh Desai and starring Sharman Joshi and Meera Chopra, where Bhatt is only credited with the concept for the story.

KRK called Bhatt a fraud and a pimp. Bhatt's daughter Krishna, who assists him, broke down on reading KRK's abuse and urged her father to stand up to him. The filmmaker then filed a defamation suit against Khan. Enraged, KRK took to Twitter to accuse Bhatt of trying to 'sell' Chopra. Bhatt then spoke to his lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui who advised him to take KRK to task.

Bhatt also underlined how KRK has been writing filth about other actresses like Priyanka Chopra, Maliaka Arora Khan and Sunny Leone.

Here is the full text of Bhatt’s statement on his Facebook page.

Not one to take things lightly, KRK was quick to throw a few punches back at Bhatt. This time, he has dragged Krishna Bhatt into the mudslinging.

Clearly, it's all-out war now. We just have to wait and see who fires the next shot.