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Cricketing fraternity pays tribute to legendary actor Shashi Kapoor

Cricketing fraternity pays tribute to legendary actor Shashi Kapoor

Viewers took to social media to vent their frustration at the lack of empathy and even more shocking to many was how they featured a picture of Rishi Kapoor instead. It's poor when it would have taken them seconds to verify.

The BBC has apologised after showing two clips of the wrong actor while reporting the death of Shashi Kapoor.

Except the man was in fact Amitabh Bachchan - who is still alive.

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor's demise on Monday is being grieved by all Bollywood fans in India as well as outside the country. "Clearly they have no clue".

However in a tribute to the actor on the BBC News at 10 programme on Monday evening, footage was used of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor. I'm no Bollywood expert but that's what it looked like to me.

Evergreen actor Shashi Kapoor breathed his last yesterday at Kokilaben hospital in Mumbai when he was being treated for his prolonged illness.

And another Tweeted: "I hope you now have a photograph of the real Shashi Kapoor?"

The news show's editor, Paul Royall, has now had his say in response to the backlash, issuing a short comment on his Twitter account.

In a statement the BBC said: "BBC News at Ten is very sorry the wrong images were used to mark the death of Shashi Kapoor".

'Not our usual standards and I apologise for any upset'.

Among his memorable films were "Deewar", "Kabhie Kabhie", "Namak Halal" and "Kaala Pathar".


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