NEWS DESK: Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, the romantic icon of the 1970s, passed away on Monday in Mumbai at the age of 79. The news of his death led to many tributes pouring in from celebrities and media houses the world over. However, the tribute broadcast by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has left many fuming, given that they played footage of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor while covering the late actor’s demise.
A clip of a BBC anchor talking about Shashi Kapoor while footage of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor played in the background soon made its way to Twitter.
— Media Diversified (@WritersofColour) December 4, 2017
RIP Shashi Kapoor 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/XMT4QJCy53
— GABBAR (@Gabbar_food) December 4, 2017
Eventually, Paul Royall, the editor of BBC News at Six and Ten, issued an apology on Twitter.
#BBCNewsTen is very sorry wrong images were used to mark the death of Shashi Kapoor. Not our usual standards and I apologise for any upset.
— Paul Royall (@paulroyall) December 4, 2017
Story first published: 5th December 2017