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.
It was sharply criticised.
pic.twitter.com/XMT4QJCy53- GABBAR (@Gabbar_food) December 4, 2017
Lack of knowledge & research...if you dont know the news in and out dont telecast....reporting standards should be strict and punishable- Swapna Kashyap (@SwapnaKashyap) December 5, 2017
C'mon!!! We don't all look the same!!- Hafsah Aneela Bashir (@Hafsah_A_Bashir) December 4, 2017
BBC news editor Paul Royall eventually apologised 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
This, however, has not been the only case of mistaken identity. Yesterday, a news channel was trolled for writing 'Shashi Tharoor' instead of 'Shashi Kapoor' in a tweet about his death.
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