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BBC confuses Shashi Kapoor with Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan; faces criticism

Legendary actor Shashi Kapoor, who was 79, passed away on Monday evening in Mumbai. The whole film fraternity and eminent personalities from all around the world paid their tribute to the actor.
Written by: India TV Buzz Desk New Delhi December 05, 2017 10:04 IST
India TV Buzz Desk

The news of Kapoor’s demise, who was popular as Bollywood’s charm and the real hero of the industry took no time to spread abroad too. 

BBC also played a video clip sharing the news of the actor’s demise. But ironically, BBC in the video clip showed a footage of actor Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan while talking about the death of the Shashi Kapoor. 

Soon after which BBC received flak on the social media platform. Later, accepting the error Editor - BBC Paul Royall apologised for the mistake.

Paul tweeted, ‘’#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,"