Kunal Kamra (L) is under fire after he posted a morphed video of a 7-yea-old who sang before PM Modi in Berlin (R).
Comedian Kunal Kamra sparked outrage after he morphed to video of seven-year-old Indian boy who was praised for singing a patriotic song before Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin, Germany. The father of the child has now threatened legal action against Kunal Kamra.
In an exclusive interview with India Today, the child’s father, Ganesh Pol, said, “Whose permission did he take before morphing or modifying that video? Few people are saying that it’s comedy, but comedy can’t be done with kids.”
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Kunal Kamra had shared the video of PM Modi’s interaction with the child. But he replaced the song that the boy sang — ‘Hey Janmabhoomi Bharat‘ — with another — ‘Mehengayi daayan khaaye jaat hain‘ from the 2010 movie ‘Peepli Live’.
Slamming the comedian for putting out an edited video of his child, Ganesh Pol said,“I am thinking of legal action against Kunal Kamra.”
The original video had gone viral shortly after the PM’s visit to Germany on Monday. PM Modi heaped praises on the boy for the song, saying, “Wah! Badhiya!”
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But Kunal Kamra posted a morphed video of the seven-year-old singing a song in front of Prime Minister Modi, sparking outrage among the netizens.
Ganesh Pol said that he is trying to keep his 7-year-old son away from such negative news.
“I just want to keep my boy away from all this. I don’t want to show these negative things to him,” Ganesh Pol said.
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Claiming that it was not a publicity event, Ganesh Pol said, “My son doesn’t know what Facebook or Twitter is. He just likes these patriotic songs.”
“He is just singing for his motherland,” Ganesh Pol told India Today TV.
Earlier, Ganesh Pol had lashed out at Kunal Kamra on Twitter and asked the comedian to keep his child out of his “filthy politics.”
Calling Kunal Kamra “trash”, Ganesh Pol said, “He is my 7-year-old son, who wanted to sing this song for his beloved Motherland. Though he is still very young, he certainly loves his country of him more than you Mr Kamra or Kachra whatever you are. Keep the poor boy out of your filthy politics and try to work on your poor jokes.”
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has since taken cognizance of the complaint against Kamra and asked for the removal of the tweet immediately. The child rights body has also sought a report from Delhi Police within seven days.