We have a lot of news channels in India. Majority of channels are paid. But you will be surprised to know that nowadays news channels are bringing the paid audience for asking questions in debate and discussion. Here are the proofs:
The person in the picture is Khalid Sameer, he mostly appears on Aajtak and NDTV debate shows. And if you will observe that there are a lot of audience sitting around him.
But anchor always asks him a question. More surprisingly he always questioned the BJP and, not even in one debate he questioned the opposition.
Disclaimer: Personal Opinion