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‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 11’: Protestors gather outside Sony TV’s office over Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj controversy

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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.

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”

Here’s a post shared by NCP Mumbai, after the channel offered an apology.

For more updates on this story stay tuned to Bollywood Bubble.

Also Read: ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 11’: Sony apologizes after netizens blast makers for inaccurate representation of Chhatrapati Shivaji


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