A question on quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) on Sony TV, which had a reference to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, has triggered a controversy and invited the charge that it showed "disrespect" to the 17th century Maratha warrior.More news: Moody`s lowers India`s outlook to `negative` from `stable`
Netizens anger started pouring in after Big B asked a question in an episode aired on November 6, 2019. 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".
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Sony TV has issued an apology on social media. "What coming generation going to learn from this?" wrote one Twitter user while another added, "My respect for the show and the anchor has taken a huge dip after I saw that the respectable #ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj is denigrated by being called by his first name only".
FOllowing the outrage, Sony TV apologised for the incident on Twitter and tagged Amitabh Bachhan. The thespian, who made his TV debut with KBC, went on to make the show a historic success. They shared the video and had an apology note written below it, "There was an inaccurate reference to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during Wednesday's KBC episode, due to inadvertence".More news: Brexit is UK’s ‘biggest post-war foreign policy mistake’, says John Bercow