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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!"

Bollywood and the entire country are still reeling from the demise of the legendary actor Shashi Kapoor, who passed away on December 4, after a prolonged illness. The 79-year-old was the last surviving son of Prithviraj Kapoor, the pioneer of Indian theatre and Hindi cinema. However, later, the BBC apologized for its mistake. For some, the error made by BBC was unprofessional while others immediately called it racist.

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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.

Radio 4's Saturday Live presenter Aasmah Mir wrote: "I'm really annoyed about the BBC Shashi Kapoor thing".

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But the error was criticised by some of the corporation's own stars on social media. Worse still, neither of them are the deceased actor Huw refers to. "The piece did not meet its usual standards and the programme has apologised for any upset".

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