Mumbai: Whereas #Boycott_KBC_SonyTv trended on Twitter, supporters of the Nationalist Congress Occasion (NCP) gathered outdoors the Sony channel workplace in Mumbai’s Malad space on Friday to stage protest towards “Kaun Banega Crorepati” and Sony TV, the channel airing the favored quiz present.
A bit of KBC viewers is upset over Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj being addressed merely as Shivaji in a current episode.
Staging protest on Friday afternoon, NCP staff demanded an apology from the channel authorities relating to the identical. The protesters additionally took a dig at present’s iconic host Amitabh Bachchan and raised slogans like “Amitabh Bachchan murdabaad”.
Nevertheless, in response to a tweet by NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik, the channel authorities have submitted a written apology to them.
With the controversy gathering floor, Sony channel authorities had really admitted their mistake earlier. Throughout Thursday night’s episode of the present, a ticker was run on the display screen, which learn:” “There was an inaccurate reference to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during yesterday’s episode, due to inadvertence. We deeply regret the same.”
The controversy began when, in a current episode, present host Bachchan requested this query to a contestant: “Which of these rulers was the contemporary of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb?” Choices given for the best reply, as displayed on the display screen, had been: ” A) Maharana Pratap B) Rana Sanga C) Maharaja Ranjit Singh D) Shivaji.”
Whereas asking this query, Amitabh Bachchan talked about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj simply as Shivaji. This led to disappointment amongst viewers who alleged disrespect has been proven in direction of the good Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.