Katrina Kaif pens a heartfelt post for late actor Shashi Kapoor

Mahira Khan pays tribute to iconic Shashi Kapoor

Mahira Khan pays tribute to iconic Shashi Kapoor

While the Indian media covered the news of his demise extensively and how the entire film fraternity offered condolences, global media too aired news of the death of India's first crossover star.

Indian film industry is still recovering from the death of iconic actor Shashi Kapoor, who passed away on December 4 due to prolonged kidney ailment. As Govinda, then a 23-year-old with stars in his eyes, tells it, Shashi Kapoor spotted him dancing in a scene on the first day of filming.

A number of prominent Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta, Naseeruddin Shah, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Salim Khan along with Kapoor family members - Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor (Shashi Kapoor's sons), Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor arrived at the scene with umbrellas and raincoats to say last good bye to the actor. The issue started as none of the men shown by BBC was Shashi Kapoor, one picture was of Amitabh Bachchan, and the other was of the nephew Rishi. They too, later apologised.

This video brought about severe criticism for the news channel.

But the error was criticized by some of the corporation's own stars on social media.

Creator and co-writer of BBC One's Citizen Khan Adil Ray, "Someone at the BBC thought the brown person in this VT is the same person".

BBC apologized saying, "BBC News at Ten is very sorry the wrong images were used to mark the death of Shashi Kapoor. Not our usual standards and I apologise for any upset".

Shashi Kapoor has acted in several notable films including Suhaag, Deewar, Kabhi Kabhi, Namak Halal and many more.

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