Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 hosted by Amitabh Bachchan is trending on Twitter but for all the wrong reasons. The season 11 of the show is receiving flak on social media for a question that was asked where it referred Aurangzeb as ‘Samrat’ and referred Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as just ‘Shivaji’.
The question which was asked on the show was, “Which ruler was the contemporary of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.”
The reference has hurt the sentiments of the people of Maharashtra, who took to Twitter and started trending ‘#Boycott_KBC_SonyTV’ for disrespecting the great Maratha warrior.
However, Sony TV has now issued an apology in the matter and had even carried a scroll for the same and express their regret on the Thursday episode of KBC 11.
They took to Twitter and wrote, “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 has carried a scroll expressing regret during our episode yesterday. #KBC11.”
Check out the post:
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 pic.twitter.com/FLtSAt9HuN
— Sony TV (@SonyTV) November 8, 2019
For those unversed, the question didn’t go well with the netizens and they slammed the show for not showing respect for Shivaji and called out Aurangzeb as ‘Samrat’. #Boycott_KBC_SonyTv started to trend on Twitter and It was one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter on Friday morning.
Here are some reactions:
This is painful…. and shameful too. This is what we are lacking, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj did so much and we cant even respect his work , what coming generation going to learn from this? pic.twitter.com/vjfd74CWKY
— Bhagyesh Karale (@BhagyeshKarale) November 8, 2019
#Boycott_KBC_SonyTv Disgusting to know that The only Ruler Reverend Chtrapati Shivaji Maharaj was called bluntly by his name without giving due respect to him & a cruel crusader aurangzeb was called Mughal Samrat. @VikasSaraswat @ArkJaiswal @madhuragrawal22 @sandeepchauhaan
— Thakur Singh (@cathakursingh) November 8, 2019
#Boycott_KBC_SonyTv @SrBachchan sir, it was never expected from such a respectable person like you that you called a cruel Mughal Emperor with such respect & #ChatrapatiShivajiMaharaj just by his first name & disrespect him. feeling bad for it.#FridayThoughts pic.twitter.com/FAU11XqnOD
— 🚩Abhishek Mandhare 🇮🇳 (@HJS_AM719) November 8, 2019
One of the main objectives of Aurangzeb’s policy was to demolish Hindu temples ! And many brutal objectives so far………
How KBC can call him “Samrat”🤔😡
And our Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as only “Shivaji” !!!#Boycott_KBC_SonyTv pic.twitter.com/0YiDWmjNCH
— Vinod R Deshmukh (@VinodRDeshmukh3) November 8, 2019