Watch: BBC confuses Shashi Kapoor with Rishi Kapoor and Big B, receives flak
NEW DELHI: Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor breathed his final on Monday in Mumbai on the age of 79. Tributes poured in from all quarters for the actor who’s remembered as the last word “attraction home” of Bollywood.
His demise was a information not simply in India however overseas too. A video clip of one of many tributes for the actor performed on BBC has gone viral on social media.
The clip reveals that whereas paying respect to the late actor, the channel reveals the footage of actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor. The channel confronted backlash on social media with customers searching for an apology for the error:
Dangle on @bbcnews Shashi Kapoor has died not Amitabh Bachan or Rishi Kapoor, who you’ve got weirdly used as an instance the story. pic.twitter.com/48jo6DGjU6
— Media Diversified (@WritersofColour) December four, 2017
Surprising to notice @BBC insults a veteran actor Shashi Kapoor by displaying clips of @SrBachchan & @chintskap while reporting his demise in the present day!!!@BBC should apologize!!! Clearly they haven’t any clue.
RIP Shashi Kapoor ___ pic.twitter.com/XMT4QJCy53
— GABBAR (@Gabbar_food) December four, 2017
Did BBC Information at 10 cowl the Shashi Kapoor story however simply confirmed footage of Amitabh Bhachan and Rishi Kapoor? I am no Bollywood knowledgeable however that is what it seemed wish to me. My sister thought Amitabh had died as effectively!? _
— Trishna Bharadia (@TrishnaBharadia) December four, 2017
@paulroyall I hope you now have of the actual Shashi Kapoor? Poor man cannot even relaxation in peace as a result of the BBC credited one other ‘brown particular person ‘ along with his work. #NotTheSame
— Graeme (@Lurganexile) December four, 2017
@BBCNews Too dangerous BBC Information at 10 you broadcasted the information of Shashi Kapoors demise with movie snippets of Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan in it, two fully improper and completely alive actors. Appropriate movie, Kabhi Kabhi, however improper actors aired. Very silly and impolite certainly!
— Dee Akther (@DeeAkther) December four, 2017
State of the BBC information researchers now! __ surprising error … RIP Shashi Kapoor __
— Neil Sheane-Smith (@NeilSheane) December four, 2017
I am actually aggravated concerning the BBC Shashi Kapoor factor. DOES ANYONE GIVE A DAMN? Should you do, please tweet the editor @paulroyall
— Aasmah Mir (@AasmahMir) December four, 2017
Accepting the error, Editor – BBC Paul Royall apologised for the error. “#BBCNewsTen may be very sorry improper pictures have been used to mark the demise of Shashi Kapoor. Not our common requirements and I apologise for any upset,” he tweeted on Tuesday.
#BBCNewsTen may be very sorry improper pictures have been used to mark the demise of Shashi Kapoor. Not our common requirements and I apologise for any upset.
— Paul Royall (@paulroyall) December four, 2017
On Monday, a nationwide information channel in India additionally dedicated a fake pas by tweeting Shashi Tharoor as an alternative of Shashi Kapoor. “We’re getting condolence calls within the workplace. Experiences of my demise are, if not exaggerated, at the very least untimely. #ShashiKapoor,” Tharoor had tweeted on Monday.