On Saturday, creative film director Eray Cather accused a ‘major Youtuber’ of taking a large sum of money for making a video against actress Kangana Ranaut, Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and the family of the deceased actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Eray, however, had not named anyone, pro-APP Youtuber Dhruv Rathee thought allegations were levelled against him. Dhruv refuted all the allegations, but Kangana Ranaut, on the other hand, alleged that Dhruv was paid ₹60 lakhs to make a video on her.
Cather alleged that the ‘Youtuber’ has more than 4 million subscribers and was paid a whopping ₹35 lacs for making a video alleging the role of Sushant Singh Rajput’s family in his death. The film director added, “Deadline given to him is 1-2 weeks. The same YouTuber was earlier hired to target Kangana & Arnab…His usual fee is 30-40 lac Rs per video. For Kangana and Arnab he was paid 35 lac Rs for each video. More details awaited.”
It is to be noted that Eray Cather had not named the Youtuber in his Twitter thread. However, for reasons best known to him, Pro-AAP vlogger and a serial propagandist Dhruv Rathee assumed that Cather had targeted him. He asked, “Lol, is this bullsh*t fake news referring to me?”
Rathee, who coincidentally has 4.5 million subscribers on Youtube, went on an unsolicited rant to clarify that he did not receive any money for making videos. “First of all, no one paid me any money to make Kangana video. Secondly, I’m not planning to make any video on SSR. And thirdly, I really wish my sponsoring fees was 30 Lakh per video, how rich would I be,” the pro-AAP vlogger emphasised.
The creative film director wrote, “One: I’ve not named anyone. If you feel it’s you, you’re welcome. Two: About your fees & deals, @dhruv_rathee — I will definitely talk about it, but my focus is not that as of now. So wait for a while. Three: Am glad you dropped the vid, or not planning now. You answered it.”
A day after the controversy erupted, actress Kangana Ranaut slammed Dhruv Rathee for spreading fake news against her, following the BMC controversy. While threatening to take legal action against the pro-AAP vlogger, she emphasised, “Ha ha well-done Eray Cather, of course, this dimwit gets money to make fake videos. I can get him behind bars for lying about BMC notice for my house in his video for which he got paid 60 lakhs. Why will anyone lie openly about legal matters unless not given government support or money?”