Punjabi rapper Badshah trolled after the ‘fake followers and likes’ scam in the entertainment industry came to light. Mumbai police reports said that Badshah was involved in the scam and had paid Rs 75 lakh to get views for his song Pagal Hai but, the singer has denied the allegations and rebuffed the reports.
While the news of Badshah’s involvement in the scam comes as a heartbreak for his fans, Twitter are taking a swipe at the singer using memes. Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia aka Badshah was questioned by the Crime Intelligence Unit of the Mumbai Police on Friday and Saturday.
The sensational scam involving several bollywood bigwigs surfaced in July following the complaint of playback singer Bhumi Trivedi where she alleged that some persons had created her fake Instagram profile and were approaching other celebrities in the entertainment industry with similar offers. The CIU began probe and the mega scam was unearthed.
The police are investigating at least 100 Social Media Marketing (SMM) firms and 54 portals all over India, which offer services of generating fake profiles, likes, comments, followers, etc, through fake IDs or bots, on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, etc, with the alleged ‘followers’ also being used to create social panic through rumours.