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Let Nature be Our Teacher.
Bhojpuri singer Kalpana is embroiled in a brand new PROBLEM. The video of her latest upcoming Hindi music album Maa-e-Ri - a lyrical conversation with Mother Nature, about to be released this October 27th 2011 have encountered both animal rights and censor issues in Mumbai, because of the presence of “Peacock” the national bird of India. The censor board and the animal rights board has objected to the use of the national bird in the video. The singer has been ordered to remove the footages.
Being the producer of the film, Kalpana, said, “Yes, they have asked to remove it. The shoot of the video is already complete and we have no option but seek fresh permission to use some other bird for the video which involves a huge cost.” Peacock agar hamari rashtria pakshi hai, why can’t we proudly show it to the world. Censor board ko mai respect karti hu. Welog aisa team rakkhe jaha animals per shooting ke dauraan atyachar nahi ho raha - iska khayal rakkha jay. Why can’t I shoot with my national bird being an Indian, when the theme of my songs is HARMONY WITH NATURE? Censor board, animal rights aur is album ki intention ek hi hai…….jantuwoko bhi pyar kia jay (to love animals). Love is the birth right of every living beings. Sirf pictorial view ke liye mor ko mai use nahi karna chahti thi…Is project me kalpana agar human race ko represent kar rahi hain, to mor(Peacock)pakshiyo ki representative hai – ye soch tha. Lekin aaj hamari soch itna zyada nakaratmak ho gaya hai ki positive abnormal lagta hai aur negative normal. When asked about the extra expenditure due to this last-minute change, she shrugged, “That's not important at all. The censor has raised something and there is an issue. I have no other choice other than to remove it.”