December 4 was a sad day for the Hindi Film Industry as we lost one of our finest veteran actors, Shashi Kapoor. The actor who starred in numerous movies, played remarkable roles and garnered many laurels to his name passed away at the age of 79 in Mumbai.

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While our country is still in mourning his demise, condolences have been pouring in from all over the world.

Among the tributes given by media houses was one of the most renowned news agencies in the world, BBC, but they fared short of their accurate news reputation. 

In a terrible mix-up, their footage of the cover story featured Amitabh Bachchan from Kabhie Kabhie. 

That’s not it, they further showed a clip of Rishi Kapoor, his nephew.

In fact, Shashi Kapoor’s face never aired throughout his death segment.

This amateur mistake triggered a massive reaction from his fans and people all over the world pointing out their poor research and ignorance.

Ultimately, BBC’s news editor Paul Royall came forward apologizing for the mix-up on Twitter: