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Obituary: Shashi Kapoor, Bollywood actor

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The actor was honored with a three-gun salute

A small group of Pakistanis here on Wednesday held a candle-light vigil to honour late Bollywood icon Shashi Kapoor, whose ancestors hailed from Peshawar, Geo News reported.

Shashi Kapoor passed away at the age of 79 in Mumbai on Monday. As Govinda, then a 23-year-old with stars in his eyes, tells it, Shashi Kapoor spotted him dancing in a scene on the first day of filming. One clip had Amitabh Bachchan while the other had Shashi's nephew Rishi Kapoor.

The program's editor Paul Royall apologised on Twitter on Tuesday for the mistake hours after the bulletin was aired.

OMG! In its tribute to #shashikapoor the #Bbc showed a clip of #AmitabhBachchan instead!

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Many Bollywood celebs attended his funeral to pay their last respects to the star while some expressed their grief over the social media platforms. BBC, an global news channel did the biggest blunder as they played a video with clippings of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, instead of Shashi Kapoor.

Creator and co-writer of BBC One's Citizen Khan Adil Ray, "Someone at the BBC thought the brown person in this VT is the same person".

Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 presenter Aasmah Mir said she was "really annoyed" by the error. "Not our usual standards and I apologise for any upset".

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