The demise of veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor has left the world of Bollywood lovers in mourning. The actor passed away last night at the age of 79 after a prolonged illness.

Wrapped around his death started a controversy due to British news channel, BBC which wrongly reported Shashi Kapoor’s demise in their news story. BBC has now been accused of ‘racism’ by various media outlets and by people over social media due to it not being able to differentiate between two ‘brown’ actors.

Mail Online and the New Zealand Herald were among the many outlets that mentioned BBC being accused of racism!

While some believed it was highly unprofessional, others called it offensive and racist on BBC’s part.


Amitabh Bachan and Rishi Kapoor were shown instead of the veteran actor in the story, this caused quite an uproar amongst fans. The clip from the famous movie, ‘Kabhie Kabhie’ was played on BBC news a 10, surprisingly leaving out Shashi Kapoor from the story!

The BBC News Report shows Amitabh Bachan and Rishi Kapoor 

People definitely admitted that this was the biggest blunder caused by the BBC!

The Sarcasm in these tweets was at an all-time high!

BBC editor then tweeted an apology to the masses and here’s how people reacted!


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