Rapper and singer Badshah is a household name, and has fans of all ages who worship him for his musical acumen. He is a today’s musical sensation and the youth love him to bits. Recently, Badshah has been on the receiving side of things, with an FIR being lodged against Badshah, Sanjay Dutt and 40 others, by a media company in an alleged digital piracy case.

A report on pinkvilla talked about this, and we take reference from this story for our write-up here.

As per a report published in India Today, it has been reported that an FIR has been registered against singer-rapper Badshah and 40 others which also includes the name of Sanjay Dutt by the Viacom 18 network. The report has been registered on the grounds of allegedly promoting the viewing of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches on an online betting app.

The singer, on 30 October, on Monday, appeared before the Maharashtra Cyber office on the matter.

As per the report, the media company claimed that they had the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) to stream the matches. However, these matches were streamed on the betting app illegally. It has also been stated that several actors promoted the tournament on the application. A case of digital piracy has been filed, and more actors are likely to be summoned in the case.

Meanwhile, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is also investigating the case pertaining to money laundering surrounding the latter application. The names of several big Bollywood celebrities being summoned in the case had come to light. The names included Ranbir Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, Kapil Sharma, and Shraddha Kapoor, amongst others. Nevertheless, hours later, the reports cleared the name of the Animal actor from the allegations.

However, another report claimed that Ranbir Kapoor was not summoned as an accused.