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‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 11’: Protestors gather outside Sony TV’s office over Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj controversy
This Wednesday after the latest episode of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 11’ was aired it created quite a furore on Twitter over an inaccurate reference to Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Netizens on Twitter were upset and didn’t hold back in pointing out the mistake and expressing their disappointment.
On Friday some of the protestors gathered outside Sony TV’s(the channel airing ‘KBC’) office to mark their protest.
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After trending #Boycott_KBC_SonyTv on Twitter, reportedly the supporters of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) protested outside the Sony channel office in Mumbai’s Malad area on Friday over the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj controversy.
The reason for the protest was to get an official written apology from the channel authorities regarding the same. Apparently, the protestors were heard shaming the host of the sh0w saying, “Amitabh Bachchan murdabaad”.
However, according to a tweet by NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik, the channel authorities have submitted a written apology to them. All this began when the show addressed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as Shivaji. Host Amitabh Bachchan asked a question, where Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s name in the option was only shown as Shivaji. The question that was asked was-” Which of these rulers was the contemporary of Mughal emperor Aurangazeb? And the options were – Maharana Pratap, Rana Sanga, Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Shivaji.”
Soon after facing backlash for their mistake, Sony Tv issued an official apology. The host of the show, Big B too, took to his Twitter handle to apologize to all those whose sentiments were hurt. He wrote, “No disrespect meant at all .. apologies if it has hurt sentiments”
No disrespect meant at all .. apologies if it has hurt sentiments .. 🙏 https://t.co/ynPav4DYfO
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 8, 2019
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 pic.twitter.com/WARGsKnk2p
— Sony TV (@SonyTV) November 8, 2019
Here’s a post shared by NCP Mumbai, after the channel offered an apology.
#KBC या कार्यक्रमात छत्रपती शिवाजीमहाराजांचा एकेरी नामोल्लेख केल्यामुळे सोनी (Sony TV) चॅनेलवर मुंबई @NCPspeaks , ची धडक,
आंदोलनाला यश, सोनी चॅनेलचा लेखी माफीनामा – @nawabmalikncp pic.twitter.com/JPmFI5Om0A
— NCP Mumbai (@MumbaiNCP) November 8, 2019
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