BBC apologizes for Shashi Kapoor goof-up

Katrina Kaif dedicates heartfelt message to late legendary actor Shashi Kapoor

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Kapoor, who started his career as a child actor in his father Prithviraj Kapoor's plays, was well-known for his roles in films like "Deewaar" (1975), "Satyam Shivam Sundaram" (1978), "Junoon" (1978), "Shaan" (1980), and "Namak Halaal" (1982). His death on December 4 is a loss to the entire Bollywood film industry. The actor was 79 and was suffering from kidney ailment for past two years.

Some of the own members and stars of BBC criticized the error made on social media.

A Twitter page shared the video with the caption, "Shocking to note @BBC insults a veteran actor Shashi Kapoor by showing clips of @SrBachchan & @chintskap whilst reporting his death today!"

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Hang on @bbcnews Shashi Kapoor has died not Amitabh Bachan or Rishi Kapoor, who you've weirdly used to illustrate the story. Adil Ray, creator and co-writer of BBC One's Citizen Khan tweeted, "Someone at the BBC thought the brown person in this VT is the same person". They too, later apologised.

Radio 4's Saturday Live presenter Aasmah Mir wrote: "I'm really annoyed about the BBC Shashi Kapoor thing. The piece did not meet its usual standards and the programme has apologized for any upset".

"Deeply saddened by the demise of the legend Shashi Kapoor".

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