Legendary actor Shashi Kapoor died the day before yesterday. Entire Bollywood film industry is mourning his death. Many close friends of the actor including Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar, and Aamir Khan recalled some old memories of the actor. Shashi Kapoor was known for his charming and humble nature.
Shashi Kapoor passed away at 79 at the Kokilabe Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. Entire Indian film industry gathered to pay last respect to the popular actor. The news channel, print media, and online news outlet covered his funeral extensively. The news of his death was all over the place.
Popular news channel BBC also paid tribute to the veteran actor. However, it ended up making the biggest mistakes in the history of news. BBC News reported the news of Shashi Kapoor’s death by playing the video clips of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor instead of Shashi.
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The incident picked up by Twitterati pretty quickly, as they lost their cool and started slamming BBC news for their ignorant behavior. Some even accused the channel of racism, as they can’t differentiate the brown actors. Check out what social media users are saying on Twitter.
The BBC has apologized for the same by issuing a statement. The statement says, “BBC News at Ten is very sorry the wrong images were used to mark the death of Shashi Kapoor.The piece did not meet its usual standards and the programme has apologised for any upset.”
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