Kaun Banega Crorepati 11: After fans demand BAN; Channel issues apology statement; Here's what happened

After #BoycottKBC started trending on Twitter last night, Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 makers issue apology letter. Read to know what went wrong.
Kaun Banega Crorepati 11: After fans demand BAN; Channel issues apology statement; Here's what happened
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Kaun Banega Crorepati 11, hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan has proved to be one of the most successful shows on Indian Television. The quiz show has changed the way prime time we viewed prime time before and has beaten many popular shows to make it to the TRP list. KBC 11 has been garnering attention ever since its commencement. But, this time  Kaun Banega Crorepati season 11 has made headlines for all the wrong reasons and has left Twitterati all upset and furious. 

Netizens anger started pouring in after Big B asked a question in an episode aired on November 6, 2019. It had an inaccurate reference to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The question was, 'Which of these rulers was the contemporary of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb?'. And the options given were Maharana Pratap, Rana Sanga, Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Shivaji. This disrespectful reference to one of the great Indian warriors, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as Shivaji in the options created a great havoc on social media. 

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Twitterati turned all furious and demanded a ban Kaun Banega Crorepati and Sony TV. They started bashing and trolling KBC as well as Amitabh Bachchan for the insult made to the great Maratha leader. And within no time, #BoycottKBC started trending. Some Social media users also demanded an apology from Amitabh Bachchan for the same. KBC fans feel that while Aurangazeb was given due respect by addressing his as 'emperor,' Chatrapati Shivaji's name written as just 'Shivaji' showed utter disregard to him. They have even compared the 'Pride of Hindustan' with a leader who merely wanted to take over 'Hindustan'.

Here are some tweets from people who shared their displeasure and urged everyone to boycott the popular game show: 

Sony TV, soon realised its mistake and came out with an apology letter, even before fans got furious on Twitter. The channel apologized and expressed sincere regret for the inaccurate reference made due to inadvertence. They have also apologized for hurting the sentiments of the people in a statement issued on social media. Here's Sony TV's apology statement: 

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