KBC 11: Amitabh Bachchan apologises for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj controversy; Says, ‘Meant no disrespect’

Kaun Banega Crorepati 11: Amitabh Bachchan apologises for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj controversy on Twitter as he wrote, “Meant no disrespect”
KBC 11: Amitabh Bachchan apologises for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj controversy; Says, ‘Meant no disrespect’KBC 11: Amitabh Bachchan apologises for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj controversy; Says, ‘Meant no disrespect’
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As we all know, Kaun Banega Crorepati was in the news recently surrounding the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharajon controversy. It so happened that while asking a question on the show, host Amitabh Bachchan addressed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as ‘Shivaji’ and the option on the computer screens also read “Shivaji”. Soon after, a certain section of Kaun Banega Crorepati viewers along with BJP leader Nitesh Rane and Shri Rajput Karni Sena, addressed the issue and raised protests over the question wherein the Maratha warrior ruler was referred to as Shivaji. Not just this, #Boycott_KBC_SonyTv started trending on social media.

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Later, the makers of Sony came out publicly to apologise for the error and producer Siddhartha Basu tweeted a new picture from the episode, as he wrote, “No insult or disrespect whatsoever was intended to the memory of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in a question on KBC 11. This season there have been a number of questions which have all used his name with the full title. Apologies for the inadvertent omission of title in the choice.” Later, Amitabh Bachchan, too retweeted him and wrote, “No disrespect meant at all.. apologies if it has hurt sentiments.”

The question was- Which of these rulers was a contemporary of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb? A) Maharana Pratap B) Rana Sanga C) Maharaja Ranjit Singh D)Shivaji.

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