Sony TV’s extraordinary apology for ‘inaccurate reference to Chhatrapati Shivaji’ on Amitabh Bachchan’s show after #Boycott_KBC_SonyTV trends


Sony TV has sensationally apologised for what it said was an ‘inaccurate reference to  Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during Wednesday’s KBC episode hosted by Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The channel’s extraordinary apology came after Twitterati trended hashtag #Boycott_KBC_SonyTV on the microblogging site.

Amitabh Bachchan

The channel took to Twitter to issue a public apology. It wrote, “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.”

Thousands of Twitter users had expressed their displeasure on the popular quiz show’s decision to refer Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as just Shivaji in one of the questions on the show while addressing Mughal ruler Aurangzeb as ’emperor.’ The controversial question had read, “Which of these rulers was the contemporary of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb?” The options were Maharana Pratap, Rana Sanga, Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Shivaji.

Furious users took to Twitter demanding a boycott of Sony TV.

Sony TV’s KBC is in its 11th edition and is hosted by Amitabh Bachchan.


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