Kaun Banega Crorepati 11: Amitabh Bachchan accused of insulting Chhatrapati Shivaji, #BoycottKBC Trends on Twitter


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.

Amitabh Bachchan accused of insulting Chhatrapati Shivaji

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:

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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).”

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