Obituary: Shashi Kapoor, Bollywood actor

Obituary: Shashi Kapoor, Bollywood actor

Obituary: Shashi Kapoor, Bollywood actor

Considered Bollywood's first crossover actor - Shashi Kapoor appeared in several Merchant Ivory movies.

BJP patriarch L K Advani today condoled the demise of veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor, describing him as a legend. No other actor can do the roles he has been doing in films. While the Indian media covered the news of his demise extensively and how the entire film fraternity offered condolences, worldwide media too aired news of the death of India's first crossover star.

Hang on @bbcnews Shashi Kapoor has died not Amitabh Bachan or Rishi Kapoor, who you've weirdly used to illustrate the story. And many amongst those to criticise it were the corporation's own stars.

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"BBC News at Ten is very sorry wrong images were used to mark the death of Shashi Kapoor". Worse still, neither of them are the deceased actor Huw refers to.

Aasmah Mir, who presents Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4, said she was "really annoyed" by the error. "Not our usual standards and I apologize for any upset." . Also one recollects how an Indian TV channel mistakenly addressed Congress politician Shashi Tharoor instead of Shashi Kapoor while reporting about his demise on Twitter. They too, later apologised.

Shashi Kapoor was cremated with state honours at the Santa Cruz crematorium on Tuesday with a three-gun salute by Mumbai Police.

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