KBC 11: Netizens Angry With Show For Not Giving ‘Due Respect’ To Chatrapati Shivaji’; Channel Apologises

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 November 2019, 01:37 PM
 KBC 11: Netizens Angry with show For Not Giving ‘Due Respect’ To Chatrapati Shivaji
KBC 11: Netizens Angry with show For Not Giving ‘Due Respect’ To Chatrapati Shivaji (Photo Credit : Twitter @cathakursingh )

Quiz game show “Kaun Banega Crorepati” on Thursday paid tributes to his host, megastar Amitabh Bachchan as he completes five decades in Indian cinema. Bachchan’s debut, “Saat Hindustani”, released on November 7, 1969. The TRP topping show however later received backlash from netizens for not using ‘Chatrapati Maharaj’ with Shivaji in one of the options uses with a question. 

The hashtag #BoycottKBCSonyTV was trending on Twitter attacking more than 23 thousand tweets after the episode aired. The question asked to the participant was, “Which of these rulers was the contemporary of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb?” and the four options for it were Maharana Pratap, Rana Sanga, Maharaj Ranjit Singh and Shivaji.

Here are some of the reactions. 

Meanwhile, the channel, SonyTV took to social media to release an apology and 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


Earlier in September netizens were angry on Amitabh Bachchan for allegedly cracking a sexist joke. While congratulating  a contestamt for becoming a crorepati, Big b had said, “"Now girls will get attracted to you saying, 'Karodpati ji, main aapki KarodPATNI banna chahti hoon.' (Mr Crorepati, I’d like to be your crore-patni)”

Some section of twitter opined that is was not right on ths host’s part to call women ‘gold-diggers.’

First Published: Friday, November 08, 2019 01:27 PM
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