It's painfully obvious that the BBC can't tell brown people apart — Collage courtesy The News Minute
It's painfully obvious that the BBC can't tell brown people apart — Collage courtesy The News Minute

As news broke of the passing of Bollywood legend Shashi Kapoor, media around the world rushed to pay tribute to the late actor.

The actor's illustrious career is known to many; Deewar, Jab Jab Phool Khile, Aa Gale Lag Jaa are just some of his best titles.

But the BBC clearly isn't up to speed with Bollywood trivia.

In a video tribute to the actor on the evening news, the TV channel extolled Shashi's accomplishments while playing clips of Amitabh Bachchan from Kabhi Kabhi and Rishi Kapoor.

Don't believe us? See it for yourself:

Many think the mix-up is inexcusable:

The BBC News At Ten editor Paul Royall has since apologised for the blunder:

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