BBC Uses Footage Of Amitabh Bachchan While Covering Shashi Kapoor’s Demise


Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor passed away yesterday at the age of 79 after a prolonged illness.

The veteran actor was part of the most iconic films of Bollywood such as Deewaar, Kabhie Kabhie and Shaan. The news of his demise has not just prompted tributes from India but from all over the world.

BBC News at 10 also paid a tribute to Shashi Kapoor while covering his death, but they messed up by using a footage of Amitabh Bachchan followed by Rishi Kapoor from the movie Kabhie Kabhie. Note that Shashi Kapoor was also a part of the movie but BBC was ignorant enough to use the right clip! They didn’t use his image even once throughout the segment.

The clip soon made its way to Twitter and this is how people responded.

News editor Paul Royal later apologized for the gaffe  and said it was not up to the usual standards of BBC.

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