However, amidst all this something really unexpected happened.
"After being trolled, BBC's Paul Royall issued an apology and wrote, "#BBCNewsTen is very sorry wrong images were used to mark the death of Shashi Kapoor.
Two video clips were shown on Monday evening news where the presenter Huw Edwards told the viewers about the death of the Bollywood actor. Shashi Kapoor loved cricket more than he loved films and was often spotted at worldwide games featuring his nation. One clip had Amitabh Bachchan while the other had Shashi's nephew Rishi Kapoor.
Some of the own members and stars of BBC criticized the error made on social media.
Citizen Khan star Adil Ray was one of the first people to take to Twitter to express his grievance: "Someone at the BBC thought the brown person in this VT is the same person. Not our usual standards and I apologise for any upset", he tweeted.
Meanwhile, another Indian news channel tagged Congress politician Shashi Tharoor instead of late actor Shashi Kapoor while breaking the news on their Twitter profile. They too, later apologized.
"BBC News at Ten is very sorry the wrong images were used to mark the death of Shashi Kapoor", the BBC said in a statement.
It's quite unfortunate when such things happen as everybody gets a topic to start trolling.
On Tuesday, Shashi Kapoor was honoured with a three-gun salute in the presence of his family and the Bollywood biggies.