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BBC gaffe irks Shashi Kapoor’s fans

  • Published at 06:31 pm December 6th, 2017
  • Last updated at 06:34 pm December 6th, 2017
BBC gaffe irks Shashi Kapoor’s fans
Fans of veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor are furious after the BBC aired footage of Amitabh Bachchan‏ and Rishi Kapoor when running a news on the actor’s death. Numerous social media users criticized the channel’s gross negligence after the footage was aired during BBC’s 10 o’clock news slot. Shashi passed away on Monday in Mumbai at the age of 79. He has starred in more than 100 movies and also appeared in English movies. According to a NDTV report on Monday, the actor’s name was also misspelled as “Tharoor” instead of “Kapoor.” Paul Royall, editor of BBC News at Six and Ten, apologized on Twitter. " #BBCNewsTen is very sorry wrong images were used to mark the death of Shashi Kapoor. Not our usual standards and I apologise for any upset," he tweeted. But this was not the first time such mistakes were made by the British media outlet. Only three days ago, The Telegraph reported that channel had mixed up a Japanese doctor with a Vietnamese filmmaker on BBC’s Radio 4’s Women’s Hour.