Fondest memories: Karisma Kapoor posts heartwarming tribute to Shashi Kapoor

Fondest memories: Karisma Kapoor posts heartwarming tribute to Shashi Kapoor

Some of his most sucessful films include Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Jaanwar Aur Insaan (1972), Pighalta Aasman (1985), Doosara Aadmi (1977), Baseraa (1981), Suhana Safar (1970), Zameen Aasman.

But BBC's tribute to the late actor turned into a blooper when the channel aired clips of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor as the news anchor announced the news of Shashi Kapoor's death. 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.

Bollywood celebrities like Sanjay Dutt, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Suresh Oberoi, Saif Ali Khan, Salim Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Shakti Kapoor, and Supriya Pathak, among others, were present at the cremation.

But the error was criticised 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 must apologize! Clearly they have no clue.

Aasmah Mir who is the presenter for the Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 stated that she was "really annoyed" by this huge mistake. Also one recollects how an Indian TV channel mistakenly addressed Congress politician Shashi Tharoor instead of Shashi Kapoor while reporting about his demise on Twitter.

Shashi Kapoor, a leading Bollywood actor and producer from the 1970s and 80s, has died after a long illness.

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