Amitabh Bachchan, Sony TV apologise after #Boycott_KBC_SonyTV becomes ‘Top trend’

As per India.com report, Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by Amitabh Bachchan has got under the scanner after netizens trended the hashtag #Boycott_KBC_SonyTv. It was one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter on Friday morning after they got upset with one of the questions where it referred Aurangzeb as  ‘Samrat’ and referred Chhatrapati Shivaji as just ‘Shivaji’.

The question was: Which ruler was the contemporary of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb ?

The show was slammed for not showing respect for Shivaji and called out Aurangzeb as ‘Samrat’.

Netizens took to Twitter to slam the reality show and to boycott it. One user wrote, “All four Kings in the options is better than entire Mughal dynasty. It’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Show some respect Sony TV. #Boycott_KBC_SonyTv.” While the other tweeted, “#Boycott_KBC_SonyTv #Boycott_KBC_SonyTv Calling respectable #chatrapatishivajimaharaj As shivaji? This is really sad. The one who did so much sacrifices and what we are returning to him?  This is not he way to call him. @SrBachchan @SonyTV.”

After #Boycott_KBC_SonyTv trended on Twitter, Sony Tv apologised for the mistake. On Thursday evening’s episode of “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, the channel authorities ran a ticker, which read: “There was an inaccurate reference to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during yesterday’s episode, due to inadvertence. We deeply regret the same.”

Now, Amitabh Bachchan also issued an apology and tweeted, “No disrespect meant at all .. apologies if it has hurt sentiments. (sic)”

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