#BoycottKBC trends on Twitter, Sony channel issue apology

The popular quiz show, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ is under fire after megastar Amitabh Bachchan referred great Maratha warrior Shivaji Maharaj only Shivaji and glorifies Mughal emperor Aurangzeb by addressing him as ‘samrat’.

On Thursday’s episode, Amitabh Bachchan asked a question to a constant based on history. The question was 'Which of these rulers was the contemporary of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb?' and the options were Maharana Pratap, Rana Sanga, Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Shivaji.

Netizens are deeply hurt by the reference and as it glorifies Aurangzeb and hastag.   '#Boycott_KBC_SonyTV' started trending on social media.

Here are some tweets:-

"#Boycott_KBC_SonyTv This is painful.... and shameful too. This is what we are lacking, Chatrapati Shivaji did so much and we cant even respect his work , what coming generation going to learn from this? pic.twitter.com/ZWUIkqypzA pic.twitter.com/3vi1XPu1CI

— Gurucharan seva (@NidhivanK) November 8, 2019

#Boycott_KBC_SonyTvChathrapathi shivaji maharaj is proud of our nation, media should stop insulting Hindu kings pic.twitter.com/cK2TbKM0Ih

— Suchithra Prabhu (@PrabhuSuchithra) November 8, 2019

Butcher Aurangzeb is Mughal "Samrat" for them but Shivaji is not "Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj" Shame on you guys. #Boycott_KBC_SonyTv https://t.co/WWALjbkeH3

— Yagnesh Patel ???????????? (@yagsi_p) November 8, 2019

#ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj #Boycott_KBC_SonyTv @SrBachchan Should apologize. pic.twitter.com/oTPHMuGZLH

— Mahesh (@ImMaheshAC) November 8, 2019

Mughal invader Aurangzeb glorified as emperor while Shivaji Maharaj given no respect????Height of nonsense!#Boycott_KBC_SonyTvClear #Hindu phobia & hatred by @SonyTV?Shocked to hear this @SrBachchan pic.twitter.com/t8fLt8ALLA

— Mohini Kulkarni (@MohiniKulkarn10) November 8, 2019

After the hullabaloo over the matter, Sony Entertainment channel has issued an apology for the same through their official Twitter handle, which reads, "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 (sic)."