Sony TV apologises after “inaccurate” Shivaji Maharaj reference in ‘KBC 11’


Sony Entertainment Television has been forced to apologise after a reference to Shivaji Maharaj in Wednesday night’s episode of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 11’.

Viewers took to Twitter to express their anger, saying it was an “insult” to not address Shivaji Chhatrapati Maharaj in the correct way. Twitter users took to the platform trending with the hashtag, #BoycottKBCSonyTV. The controversy began after viewers asked why the title ‘Chhatrapati Maharaj’ not prefixed to Shivaji. The question asked to the participant was, “Which of these rulers was the contemporary of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb?” and the four options for it were Maharana Pratap, Rana Sanga, Maharaj Ranjit Singh and Shivaji.

Sony TV tweeted an apology thereafter, “There was an inaccurate reference to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during Wednesday’s KBC episode, due to inadvertence. We deeply regret the same and being mindful of the sentiments of our viewers have carried a scroll expressing regret during our episode yesterday. #KBC11”

Some of the tweets from users below:

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