BBC mistakes late Shashi Kapoor for Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor


Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor's death has sent shock waves across the nation. He was cremated at the Santacruz crematorium in Mumbai where he was wrapped in the tricolor flag and honoured with a three-gun salute by the Police Band as well. 

Shashi Kapoor passed away at the age of 79

While the country has been mourning the actor’s death, BBC seems to have made an error that’s offended the entire nation. Wanting to pay a tribute to the Suhaag actor, the news channel goofed up and played reels of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor instead.

A video of the channel paying a tribute to the late legend became viral when the montage played was of Big B and Rishi Kapoor. The channel and the anchor began to receive major flak from around the world for not just faulty reporting but for stereotyping Indians. From stating back to the British's colonialisation in India to the Britishers believing that Asians are inferior, Twitterati has lashed out at the acclaimed news channel. That's not all. After receiving major flak, BBC issued an apology where the editor Paul Royall said that the mistake was not up to the BBC's usual standards. 

Shashi Kapoor is survived by daughter Sanjana Kapoor and two sons, Kunal and Karan Kapor. The actor's demise has left a void in our hearts as well. Although he will forever be remembered through the art he's left behind for us, the legend will deeply be missed. Rest in Peace Shashiji...

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