KBC 13: Badshah Conveys The Inspiration Behind His Stage Name To Amitabh Bachchan
Badshah states that he originally used the stage name “Cool Equal”, but later changed it when Shah Rukh Khan’s 1999 movie Badshah was released. He starred in Amitabh Bachchan’s quiz show, Kaun Banega Crorepati, Season 13. Neha Kakkar and Badshah starred in a Wednesday episode of the game show.
During the game, Amitabh said, “Badshah, your real name is Aditya Pratik Singh. How did Aditya Prateek Singh become Badshah?” The rapper told Amitabh, “Earlier, I had this name, Cool Equal, a weird one. That was my email ID and I turned it into my stage name. Then I had better sense and I thought this was a weird name.”
He added, “When I was searching for my stage name, I was a huge fan of Shah Rukh Khan sir. Around that time (1999), his film Badshah released. From then on, my stage name was Badshah. It did not take much of an effort.” The host then told Badshah, “Oh! Well done.”
Amitabh Bachchan also asked Badshah, “Accha bhaisaab, agar mai rapper banta to mai apna naam kya rakhta? (Ok, what would be my stage name if I were a rapper)?” Badshah replied, “Sir, you already have one, AB Baby.” Neha Kakkar exclaimed, “Arre, so cute.”
Amitabh Bachchan shared a photo on his Instagram when they were filming for an episode. “Yo .. doing the cool dude with the BADSHAH,” he wrote. Neha and Badshah made a big appearance in the show. They sang the hit song Ladki Beautiful when they arrived on stage.
The actor is preparing to release his next Brahmastra by Ayan Mukerji. It will also feature Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy. He can also be seen on Jhund and Mayday, among other things, goodbye.