In what it might be called a case of mistaken identity, a popular Pakistani news channel published Bollywood actor Aamir Khan's picture instead of an accused's in a report about court proceedings. Pakistan’s MQM leader Amir Khan was recently acquitted in a double murder case .

The picture had the news update written in Urdu along with a snapshot of Aamir Khan. Journalist Naila Inayat shared a screenshot of the same on Twitter, writing, "Headline: After 17 years MQM leader Amir Khan exonerated in a murder case. Didn't know Indian actor Amir Khan was in Pakistan for the last 17 years.."

The news channel later rectified the error, but the screenshot bearing the actor’s image along with the description went viral on social media. Several fans of the Bollywood actor took to Twitter and trolled the channel for the error.

On the professional front, Bollywood star Aamir Khan will be next seen in Lal Singh Chaddha with Kareena Kapoor Khan in the official adaptation of Hollywood classic, Forrest Gump.