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BBC apologises for Shashi Kapoor error on News at Ten

From BBC - December 5, 2017

The BBC has apologised after showing two clips of the wrong actor while reporting the death of Shashi Kapoor.

On Monday evening's News at Ten, two video clips were played as presenter Huw Edwards announced the Bollywood actor had died aged 79.

But neither of the men shown were Kapoor - one was his nephew Rishi and the other was actor Amitabh Bachchan.

The programme's editor Paul Royall apologised on Twitter for the mistake shortly after the bulletin aired.

But the error was criticised by some of the corporation's own stars on social media.

Adil Ray, the creator and co-writer of BBC One's Citizen Khan, tweeted: Someone at the BBC thought the brown person in this VT is the same person.

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