Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is currently hosting Kaun Banega Crorepati 11. The show is doing well on the TRP charts. However, it recently stirred controversy which has led to #BoycottKBC a top trend on social media.
Recently, on Thursday episode, Amitabh Bachchan asked a question, where Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s name in the option was only shown as Shivaji.
The question that was asked: Which of these rulers was the contemporary of Mughal emperor Aurangazeb? And the options were – Maharana Pratap, Rana Sanga, Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Shivaji.
Amitabh Bachchan accused of insulting Chhatrapati Shivaji
After the episode was aired, the angry reactions came pouring in, as people were furious with Sony TV and Amitabh Bachchan for apparently disrespecting Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Here’s how people reacted:
This is painful…. and shameful too. This is what we are lacking, Chatrapati Shivaji did so much and we cant even respect his work , what coming generation going to learn from this? pic.twitter.com/ZWUIkqypzA pic.twitter.com/3vi1XPu1CI
— Gurucharan seva (@NidhivanK) November 8, 2019
#Boycott_KBC_SonyTv my respect for the show & the anchor has taken a huge dip when i see that the respectable #ChatrapatiShivajiMaharaj is denigrated by being called by first name only & the worst of all Mughal rules aurangzeb being ennobled with such respect @VikasSaraswat pic.twitter.com/9UGJKaz1Tv
— Thakur Singh (@cathakursingh) November 8, 2019
— Saloni Singh (@salonisingh003) November 8, 2019
Later, the channel rectify their mistake as they took to Twitter to apologize for offending everyone and accepted it as inaccurate reference Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It 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 yesterday. #KBC11 (sic).”
— Sony TV (@SonyTV) November 8, 2019
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