KBC 11: After Sony TV, Host Amitabh Bachchan Apologises for Referring Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as Just Shivaji on the Show
KBC 11 Host Amitabh Bachchan (Photo Credits: Instagram)

The season 11 of Indian television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati aka KBC 11 has suffered backlash from the audience after its recent episode. The issue happened after the episode that was aired on Wednesday, November 6. The question asked by the show’s host Amitabh Bachchan to the contestant was, “Which of these rulers was a contemporary of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb?” The options given were - A) Maharana Pratap B) Rana Sanga C) Maharaja Ranjit Singh D) Shivaji. Things went wrong after the audience noticed that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was referred as just Shivaji on the show. KBC 11: Sony TV Apologises After Uproar Over Addressing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj As Only ‘Shivaji’ in the Amitabh Bachchan-Hosted Show.

This instantly hurt the sentiments of many and Twitter users started to trend using the hashtag, #Boycott_KBC_SonyTV. Twitterati demanded KBC 11 to be banned. Sony Channel issued a statement that read, “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.” '#Boycott_KBC_SonyTv' Trends On Twitter After Amitabh Bachchan's Show Addresses Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj As Just 'Shivaji'.

Makers Of KBC 11 Issues Apology

After Sony TV, KBC 11 host Amitabh Bachchan has also issued an apology to the audience. He took to Twitter and wrote, “No disrespect meant at all .. apologies if it has hurt sentiments  ..”

Amitabh Bachchan’s Tweet

Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 11 premiered in August and has been receiving a good response from the viewer. It is one of the most-loved game shows. Three contestants have won Rs 1 crore each until now. Stay tuned for more updates.