When Amitabh Bachchan’s KBC teased fans for not paying due respect to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, resulting in a boycott trend, read (Picture Credits: Episode Still, Twitter/AmitabhBachchan)
Television shows or movies often get into trouble for various reasons. Back in 2019, a section of social media was trending the hashtag ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was not given due respect in the Amitabh Bachchan-led show. Scroll down to read the scoop.
Later, Amitabh ji along with the makers apologized to all his viewers and resolved the issue.
The controversy started when a section of the audience felt that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was not given due respect on Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. Big B put a question on the show which had four names including the name of Maratha warrior.
While there were other options on KBC hosted by Amitabh Bachchan – Maharana Pratap, Rana Sanga and Maharaja Ranjit Singh, he used ‘Shivaji’ for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and upset the audience and hence he started the trend of boycott on Twitter. Gave.
This turned into a major controversy. Later apologizing for it, Soni tweeted, “Inadvertently wrong reference to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was made during Wednesday’s KBC episode. We deeply regret this and keeping in mind the sentiments of our viewers, during our episode of yesterday, we have taken a scroll expressing regret. #KBC11.”
Siddharth Basu, who happens to be a television producer, also apologized on his official Twitter account, writing, “A question on KBC 11 did not intend to insult or disrespect the memory of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Many such questions this season. in which his name has been used with the full title. Sorry for the inadvertent omission of the title in the choice”.
A question on KBC 11 did not intend to insult or disrespect the memory of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in any way. There have been many such questions this season in which his name has been used with full title. Sorry for inadvertent omission of title in choice pic.twitter.com/4iFYeLyfVd
— siddharth basu (@babubasu) November 8, 2019
Amitabh Bachchan also re-shared his tweet and apologized with a caption which read, “No disrespect meant at all.. Sorry if sentiments are hurt..”.
No disrespect meant at all.. Sorry if sentiments are hurt.. 🙏 https://t.co/ynPav4DYfO
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 8, 2019
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