BBC apologizes after goofing up Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor for Shashi Kapoor!
It was on this Monday that the entire film industry as well as the nation got a shock when the legendary actor Shashi Kapoor passed away. The veteran actor had given some of the iconic films of Bollywood. And that is why every person, every news channel was giving a last tribute to the actor. But the British Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC as it is popularly called, made a huge mistake. They used Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor's clips while paying tribute to Shashi Kapoor. The late actor was a legend. And was hence a personality known to all. The entire film fraternity had come together to bid him farewell.
But the news channel made a goof up between the three actors. While a BBC anchor was reporting the sad demise of the actor, clips of Big B and Rishi Kapoor played on the screens!
It was very soon that the channel got trolled for such a big blunder. People thrashed the anchor as well as the channel left and right for their goof up. Check out some of the comments here:
Lack of knowledge & research...if you dont know the news in and out dont telecast....reporting standards should be strict and punishable— Swapna Kashyap (@SwapnaKashyap) December 5, 2017
pic.twitter.com/XMT4QJCy53 — GABBAR (@Gabbar_food) December 4, 2017
C'mon!!! We don't all look the same!! 🙄🙄🙄— Hafsah Aneela Bashir (@Hafsah_A_Bashir) December 4, 2017
It was soon that the channel realized its mistake. The News Editor of BBC, Paul Royall apologized on Twitter, writing, “#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.”
#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.— Paul Royall (@paulroyall) December 4, 2017
Well, BBC has not been the only news portal to have confused the late actor with someone else. Before this, a similar kind of mistake was made. A news channel had tweeted about the demise writing Shashi Tharoor instead of Shashi Kapoor. The politician had even started receiving condolence calls after that!