Earlier we reported that Singer/Rapper Badshah has been called in for questioning for buying fake views on his song Paagal. He’s been questioned about having connections with the racket that sells fake views and followers on social media platforms.
Although Badshah denied all these charges. Officials claimed that during questioning, Badshah confessed that he’d purchased around 7.2 crore views for Rs 72 lakh, in order to set a world record for most YouTube views in the first 24 hours.
The deputy commissionerof Police, Nandkumar Thakur told to a leading daily, “The singer confessed that he wanted to set a world record for most number of viewers in 24 hours on YouTube. That is why he paid Rs 72 lakh to this company.”
However, Badshah has denied the allegations. He released a statement which read, “Following the summons, I have spoken to the Mumbai Police. I have aided the officials in their investigation by cooperating and carrying out the due diligence on my part. I’ve categorically denied all the allegations levelled against me and made it clear that I was never involved in such practices, nor do I condone them. The investigation procedure is being executed in accordance with the law and I have complete faith in the authorities, who are handling this matter. I’d like to thank all those who have conveyed their concern to me. It means a lot to me.”