Badshah’s latest song Paagal has created new popularity benchmarks on YouTube and for the same reason, the song has got negative publicity recently. The song made a world record by crossing 75 million mark in 1 day.
Needless to say, the benchmark has never been achieved by anyone before and that’s why people started suspecting something fishy. The situation became so bad that even Badshah had to reply to one of his Instagram follower’s comment saying that he took the help of Google’s advertising tool to get his song more views.
But the controversy is not looking to die anytime soon and has, in fact, has just got dirtier.
Recently YouTube discredited the Paagal record and simply avoided making the announcement regarding the same, even though it announces every big record every time.
Badshah opened about the same recently and called off YouTube for “double standards”. According to Hindustan Times, the singing sensation said that the platform was happy to trumpet records from global superstars like Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande but paused when an Indian rapper unknown in the West employed the same strategy to reach the top.
Badshah also said on Instagram, “We worked hard for this, promoted it worldwide.” He added, “I don’t want people abroad to see India like it’s shown in a film like Slumdog Millionaire. We are at par with the world. And it’s our time to shine.”