Row over Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj question on Kaun Banega Crorepati
Netizens demanded an apology from Amitabh Bachchan as well and the megastar apologized too! He took to Twitter to write: No disrespect meant at all .. apologies if it has hurt sentiments
Yesterday, Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 left a sizeable section of netizens fuming after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was referred to as just Shivaji in a question on the Amitabh Bachchan-hosted show. The Shri Rajput Karni Sena also protested for referring to the Maratha warrior ruler as Shivaji. As #Boycott_KBC_SonyTV started trending, the channel was forced to apologise.
The post on its Twitter handle read: "There was an inaccurate reference to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during Wednesday's KBC episode, due to inadvertence. We deeply regret the same and being mindful of the sentiments of our viewers, have carried a scroll expressing regret during our episode on Thursday (sic)."
No insult or disrespect whatsoever was intended to the memory of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in a question on KBC 11. This season there have been a number of questions which have all used his name with the full title. Apologies for the inadvertent omission of title in the choice pic.twitter.com/4iFYeLyfVd— Siddhartha Basu (@babubasu) November 8, 2019
The controversy arose after Big B asked the following question to a contestant:
Which of these rulers was a contemporary of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb?
A) Maharana Pratap.
B) Rana Sanga.
C) Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
While asking the question, Bachchan too referred to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as Shivaji. The answer option also read 'Shivaji'. No sooner had the episode aired than viewers took to social media alleging that the veteran star and the channel showed disrespect to the Maratha ruler.
Netizens demanded an apology from Bachchan as well and Big B apologized too! Here's what he tweeted:
No disrespect meant at all .. apologies if it has hurt sentiments .. ð https://t.co/ynPav4DYfO— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 8, 2019
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