BBC apologizes over 'erroneous' reporting of Shashi Kapoor's demise

BBC apologizes over 'erroneous' reporting of Shashi Kapoor's demise

A Twitter page shared the video with the caption, "Shocking to note @BBC insults a veteran actor Shashi Kapoor by showing clips of @SrBachchan & @chintskap whilst reporting his death today!"

Some of his most sucessful films include Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Jaanwar Aur Insaan (1972), Pighalta Aasman (1985), Doosara Aadmi (1977), Baseraa (1981), Suhana Safar (1970), Zameen Aasman.

It comes just days after BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour mixed up a Japanese doctor and a Vietnamese film maker.

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Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Salim Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Ranbir Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Supriya Pathak, Shakti Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Suresh Oberoi among others were present at the cremation. Paul Royall the editor of the program immediately apologized on Twitter for the mistake made, but it was too late for that.

Images of Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor's presence at sanctum sanctorum of Braham Kund at Har-Ki-Pauri are still fresh in the mind of teerth purohit stan Times. And many amongst those to criticise it were the corporation's own stars. "Not our usual standards and I apologise for any upset". Adil Ray, the creator and co-writer of BBC One's Citizen Khan, tweeted: "Someone at the BBC thought the brown person in this VT is the same person". It's poor when it would have taken them seconds to verify.