Censor Board asks ‘Mausam’ makers to obtain clearance from the Animal Welfare Board
Mon, Sep 05, 2011 12:23:38 GMT
What’s up with the cow? Well, by now the makers of Mausam know it well. The five promotional trailers of Shahid Kapoor-Sonam Kapoor starrer are pending clearance, reportedly on ‘humanitarian’ grounds, as one of them features a cow.
The Censor Board has asked the producers to obtain clearance from the Animal Welfare Board, in order to give permission for the trailers to be telecast anywhere. But can showing a poor cow be such a big issue?
Producer of the film, Sheetal Talwar, fails to understand this. “I understand any shot of an animal in a film has to be cleared by the Animal Welfare Board….The censors are welcome to hold back the trailer with the cow, until we get clearance. But why hold back all five trailers?”
And as a tabloid reports, not that the cow is being ill-treated or even milked on screen. It’s just a cow passing by in a frame. But without the Animal Welfare Board's NOC (no-objection certificate), one can’t show an animal on screen, not for milliseconds even.