BBC Used Amitabh Bachchan And Rishi Kapoor’s Footage While Talking About Shashi Kapoor’s Death


Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away on the evening of December 4 and his fans were left heartbroken. With the legendary actor’s demise, it’s deemed to be an end of an era. Friends and family grieve his death, while samdhi Amitabh Bachchan and a whole host of celebrities penned down eulogies for Shashi ji.

You must’ve chanced upon the goof up by a popular English channel made while reporting that Shashi Tharoor died instead of Shashi Kapoor. Umm, yeah! And, Mr. Tharoor had a Tharoorian reply for it too.

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Looking West-ward, BBC News at 10 paid a tribute to the legendary actor when they were reporting the news of his death. But throughout the news segment, even for once they didn’t show Shashi ji‘s face, but used Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor’s clippings from Kabhie Kabhie – which BTW, did star Shashi but they didn’t use the right clip.

When the netizens found about the major botch up, they were left infuriated.

1. They called out the carelessness.

2. Some even believed the news.


3. Both Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan are alive and people have been repeating the same.

4. Some were furious.

5. They questioned BBC’s research skills.


6. It indeed is!

Later, the Editor of BBC, Paul Royall apologised for the mistake.

Well, that’s a grave mistake and someone just lost a job there at BBC!

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