Why is BBC being accused of Racism by Bollywood Fans?

Katrina Kaif dedicates heartfelt message to late legendary actor Shashi Kapoor

On Monday's News at Ten, two video clips were played as presenter Huw Edwards announced the death of the 79-year-old Bollywood star, who died the same day at 5.20pm.

Govinda has revealed the advice Shashi Kapoor gave him while shooting 1986 film Ilzaam, which was Govinda's debut and in which Mr Kapoor had a role. While the Indian media covered the news of his demise extensively and how the entire film fraternity offered condolences, global media too aired news of the death of India's first crossover star.

But the error was criticized by some of the corporation's own stars on social media. Adil Ray, 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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Radio 4's Saturday Live presenter Aasmah Mir wrote: "I'm really annoyed about the BBC Shashi Kapoor thing".

Now relating to his death a controversy has emerged as the leading British News Channel BBC wrongly reported Shashi Kapoor's death.

Meanwhile, another Indian news channel tagged Congress politician Shashi Tharoor instead of late actor Shashi Kapoor while breaking the news on their Twitter profile. They too, later apologized. They also apologised later on. He was the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, a veteran of Bollywood and the theatre.

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