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After #BoycottKBC trend, Sony TV apologises for disrespecting Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

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Published : Nov 8, 2019, 4:06 pm IST
Updated : Nov 8, 2019, 4:07 pm IST

In the recent episode, Amitabh asked a question about Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb to a contestant from Gujarat, Shaheda Chandran.

Amitabh Bachchan.
 Amitabh Bachchan.

Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan hosted Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 has recently faced heavy backlash online after they referred great Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as just Shivaji in a question.

In the recent episode, Amitabh asked a question about Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb to a contestant from Gujarat, Shaheda Chandran. The question was - 'Which of these rulers was the contemporary of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb?' and the options were - A) Maharana Pratap B) Rana Sanga C) Maharaja Ranjit Singh D) Shivaji.

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Well, the reference has hurt the sentiments of the viewers for not respecting Shivaji Maharaj as the netizens started trending #Boycott_KBC_SonyTV.

However, Sony TV has recently issued an apology over the same and expressed their regret. Sony tweeted, "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".

Tags: amitabh bachchan, big b, kbc, kaun banega crorepati, kbc 11, chhatrapati shivaji maharaj, aurangzeb, boycott kbc, troll, sony tv
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)
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