BBC apologizes for Shashi Kapoor goof-up

Katrina Kaif dedicates heartfelt post to late veteran actor Shashi Kapoor

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But BBC's tribute to the late actor turned into a blooper when the channel aired clips of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor as the news anchor announced the news of Shashi Kapoor's death.

The death of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor on Monday was mourned by millions and it was dubbed the end of an era, undoubtedly. BBC, an worldwide news channel did the biggest blunder as they played a video with clippings of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, instead of Shashi Kapoor.

The BBC channel faced backlash on social media for the video, which featured Hindi film star Amitabh Bachchan and Kapoor's nephew, actor Rishi Kapoor.

Some of the own members and stars of BBC criticized the error made on social media. Worse still, neither of them are the deceased actor Huw refers to.

Aasmah Mir, presenter at Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4, tweeted that she was "annoyed" by the error. "Not our usual standards and I apologise for any upset".

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@BBC must apologize! Clearly they have no clue.

An Indian television news channel too mistakenly tweeted the demise of Congress politician Shashi Tharoor, while reporting on Kapoor's death on Monday.

While Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news, the other celebrities from the Kapoor family have not reacted to Shashi Kapoor's death.

It's quite unfortunate when such things happen as everybody gets a topic to start trolling.

Shashi Kapoor belonged to the "First family of Bollywood".

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