Entertainment Desk : dhakamirror.com
The director of the Bangla film “Hawa” was accused of violating animal conservation rules on Wednesday by the Wildlife Crime Control Unit of the Bangladesh Forest Department, namely in a scene when a Common Myna was seen being held in a cage.
The WCCU inspector Nargis Sultana filed the lawsuit with a Dhaka court on behalf of the forest department, alleging the director of the movie Mejbaur Rahman Sumon.
As per the case, the filmmaker was accused for violating sections 38 (1), (2), 41 and 46 of the Wildlife Conservation and Security Act of 2012.
The film was published on July 29 and quickly became popular, but animal rights activists called attention to the act’s transgressions by pointing out that a common myna or shalik was caged, a bird was killed for food, and a stingray was caught.
Later, on August 11, a four-person team from the Wildlife Crime Control Unit viewed “Hawa” at the Bashundhara City Star Cineplex in Dhaka and discovered proof of the legal transgressions.
Mejbaur Rahman Sumon, the film’s director, assured the media that no animals were hurt while making the film in response to these claims. In order to forward the plot, dummies were employed, he claimed.
He stated that they included a disclaimer on the issue at the beginning of the movie.