BBC News has been forced to apologise for an error it made last night during a report on Shashi Kapoor’s death.

In the bulletin, which aired at 22:00 yesterday, presenter Huw Edwards reported briefly about Kapoor’s death, while video footage of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor was being shown.

Social media went into a frenzy after BBC News was accused of being “careless”, “disrespectful” and “lazy” by viewers.

Taking to Twitter himself, Paul Royall, Editor of BBC News at Six and Ten, said, “#BBCNewsTen is very sorry wrong images were used to mark the death of Shashi Kapoor. Not our usual standards and I apologise for any upset.”

The veteran Bollywood star passed away at the age of 79 yesterday.