BBC Apologises For Using Amitabh Bachchan Clip In Shashi Kapoor Tribute

BBC Apologises For Using Amitabh Bachchan Clip In Shashi Kapoor Tribute

Actor and comedian Adil Ray was among viewers who took to Twitter to voice their complaints.

Except the man was in fact Amitabh Bachchan - who is still alive. It's poor when it would have taken them seconds to verify.

Another angry viewer wrote: "Shocking to note @BBC insults a veteran actor Shashi Kapoor by showing clips of @SrBachchan & @chintskap whilst reporting his death today!@BBC must apologize!"

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News has come in for fierce criticism for their coverage of the death of Bollywood icon Shashi Kapoor. "BBC must apologise, clearly they have no clue". I'm no Bollywood expert but that's what it looked like to me.

Neetu, recalled a treasured and cherished memory of Shashi Kapoor as a child by sharing an iconic photograph of the actor with his father and Kapoor patriarch Prithviraj Kapoor.

The news show's editor, Paul Royall, has now had his say in response to the backlash, issuing a short comment on his Twitter account.

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Shashi Kapoor, one of Indian cinema's finest and most talented film personalities, breathed his last Monday evening at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here. Yesterday, a news channel was trolled for writing "Shashi Tharoor" instead of "Shashi Kapoor" in a tweet about his death.

"The piece did not meet its usual standards and the programme has apologised for any upset".

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