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By Chris Harris
19/12/13 18:29 CET
It was meant to be a tribute to one of the most inspiring figures of the 20th century.
A merchant from India paid for a roadside billboard – one of many memorials across the country – to honour Nelson Mandela.
But he was left red-faced when it emerged the advert carried a photo of actor Morgan Freeman, instead of the anti-apartheid hero.
Freeman played Mandela, who died on December 5, in the 2009 film Invictus.
Mr Chandrashekhar, the cloth merchant behind the billboard, said the designer had made a mistake.
“We will replace it with the correct picture of Mandela,” the merchant told AFP.
Blog: Indian memorial billboard gets Morgan Freeman mistaken for #Mandela. http://t.co/O9cRPpNKiX pic.twitter.com/1kHv0nQZ0l— AJC (@ajc) December 20, 2013
Blog: Indian memorial billboard gets Morgan Freeman mistaken for #Mandela. http://t.co/O9cRPpNKiX pic.twitter.com/1kHv0nQZ0l
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