BBC apologises for Shashi Kapoor goof-up

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London: Britain’s public broadcaster BBC has apologised after showing two clips of the wrong person while reporting the death of veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor.

On Monday’s News at Ten, two video clips were played as presenter Huw Edwards announced the death of the 79-year-old Bollywood star, who died the same day.

But neither of the men shown were Kapoor — one was his nephew Rishi and the other was actor Amitabh Bachchan, a BBC report accepted on Tuesday.

“BBC News at Ten is very sorry wrong images were used to mark the death of Shashi Kapoor. Not our usual standards and I apologise for any upset, ” tweeted programme’s editor Paul Royall.

In a statement, the BBC said: “BBC News at Ten is very sorry the wrong images were used to mark the death of Shashi Kapoor. The piece did not meet its usual standards and the programme has apologised for any upset.”