KBC Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Row: Big B Expresses Apology (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Kaun Banega Crorepati received backlash from netizens for not using ‘Chatrapati Maharaj’ with Shivaji in one of the options used with a question. After the channel airing the show issued an apology statement, megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to twitter to apologise for not addressing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as Shivaji without due honorific. On November 6, one of the questions asked on season 11 of the KBC to a contestant named Shaheda Chandran was - Which of these rulers was contemporary of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb
The four options were Maharana Pratap, Rana Sangha,Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Shivaji. This sparked a debate onsocial media and a section of people said it had hurt theirsentiments as the Maratha warrior was disrespected. "No disrespect meant at all...apologies if it has hurt sentiments," Bachchan wrote on twitter on Friday.
No disrespect meant at all .. apologies if it has hurt sentiments .. ðŸ™Â https://t.co/ynPav4DYfO— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 8, 2019
Big B retweeted the tweet of Siddharth Basu, who isthr show runner of KBC. "No insult or disrespect whatsoever was intended tothe memory of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in a question on KBC11. This season there have been a number of questions whichhave all used his name with the full title. Apologies for the inadvertent omission of title in the choice," Basu said on twitter.
The channel Sony Entertainment by way of a tickerissued an apology on November 7. The show is currently on air on Sony EntertainmentTelevision.