Punjabi singer-rapper Badshah recently courted controversy after he used Lord Shiva’s name in an irreverent manner. He ran into trouble after a priest of the Mahakaleshwar Temple at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh took objection to the singer’s lyrics in his newly released song 'Sanak' and even threatened to file a FIR against the rapper. The track has already gone viral and has been shared multiple times on social media.
Following the backlash, Badshah, whose real name is Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, posted an apology note on his Instagram page, saying that he has already taken "proactive measures" to change some words and would never cause offense to anyone "willingly or unknowingly."
He wrote in the note: "It has been brought to my attention that one of my recent releases, Sanak, sadly seems to have hurt the sentiments of some people. I would never willingly or unknowingly cause offense to anyone's sentiments."
"I bring my artistic creations and musical compositions to you, my fans, with utmost sincerity and passion. In light of this recent development, I have taken proactive measures to change some parts of the song and actioned the replacement with this new version on all digital platforms to further avoid hurting anyone."
He added that the replacement process takes a few days before the changes will reflect on all platforms.
"I request everyone to be patient during this period. I humbly offer my sincerest apologies to those whom I may have unknowingly hurt. My fans remain my bedrock, and I shall always hold them in the highest esteem and with boundless affection. Love Badshah," the note read.
(with IANS inputs)