Monday, 10 December, 2018

BBC uses clips of wrong Bollywood stars in tribute to Shashi Kapoor

BBC uses clips of wrong Bollywood stars in tribute to Shashi Kapoor BBC uses clips of wrong Bollywood stars in tribute to Shashi Kapoor
Stacy Diaz | 06 December, 2017, 17:43

The actor was 79 and was suffering from kidney ailment for past two years.

Veteran Bollywood actor and producer Shashi Kapoor has passed away on Monday after prolonged illness, according to media reports. While the Indian media covered the news of his demise extensively and how the entire film fraternity offered condolences, worldwide media too aired news of the death of India's first crossover star.

A small group of Pakistanis here on Wednesday held a candle-light vigil to honour late Bollywood icon Shashi Kapoor, whose ancestors hailed from Peshawar, Geo News reported.

You will be surprised to know that the two people who were showed during the reporting were Shashi Kapoor's nephew Rishi Kapoor and living legend of the Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan.

This video brought about severe criticism for the news channel.

But the error was criticized by some of the corporation's own stars on social media. In his tweet, he wrote, "BBC News at Ten is very sorry wrong images were used to mark the death of Shashi Kapoor". It's poor when it would have taken them seconds to verify.

Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 presenter Aasmah Mir said she was "really annoyed" by the error. "The piece did not meet its usual standards and the programme has apologised for any upset". We pray for the family of actor Shashi Kapoor.