Poetry is a game of words and literary work in which a writer or poet expresses his feelings and ideas. But what if your literary work is shoplifted and you are not even informed about it ? This incident is hard to believe but a Dance reality show aired on Star Plus called “Dance Plus 4” did things of the same kind.
A Dance based reality show of Star Plus which is on it’s 4 season has provided many dancers a platform to put on their Dancing skills in front of the entire country. Dance Plus 4, this season has some phenomenal artists, Feel Crew is one of them. The latest episode of Dance Plus had a performance of this crew which was entirely subjected to the Transgenders, the social hindrance and complications they go through.
The performance was very much appreciated but no one talked about the lyrics or let’s say the poem on which they were performing on. The bitter truth which came into existence was that the write-up or the literary piece on which they performed is a poem written by a Poet from Delhi called Mohit Dwivedi. It is one of his famous poem available on YouTube. It must have been a shocking moment for this artist to hear his work on National Television but utterly uninformed.
Mohit, who is the writer of this poem expressed his emotions through a Facebook post which says “एक लेखक का धन होता है उसकी रचनाएं और अगर उसकी पंक्तियाँ चोरी हो जाएं और उसका आभार (Credit)तक न मिले बहुत दुःख होता है ऐसा मेरे साथ हुआ जब हिन्दुस्तान के बड़े TV चैनल StarPlus के बड़े शो Dance Plus 4 के एक एक्ट के लिए जो Feel Crew का एक्ट था उसके लिए चोरी कर लिया गया | न क्रेडिट न कोई जानकारी और काफ़ी पंक्ति हुबहू कुछ में थोडा बदलाव करके सुना दिया राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर |”
He further quotes “यह कविता मेरी सबसे पसंदीदा कवितायों में से एक है और जो लोग जानते हैं मुझे मैंने इससे बहुत पहले लिखा था और पता नही कितनी बार सुनाया था | ख़ुशी हुई कि मेरी लेखनी कि आवाज़ इतनी दूर पहुंची लेकिन दुःख भी हुआ कि कुछ लिखने से पहले कितनी मेहनत रिसर्च इमोशन पता नहीं कितने फटे पन्ने, कटी पंक्तियाँ होती हैं और एक कलाकार ही उसको चुरा लेता है, बस इसलिये कि वह बड़े स्तर पर हैं और हम छोटे |”
For us, it’s just an act of plagiarism, but for a writer who owns it, will never want his work to be put on National Television without his concern or name. Nowadays plagiarism is one such thing which has to be paused because technically it is also a fraud presenting other’s work without adequate acknowledgement of the resource. Today it is Mohit, you never know next time it can be you. It is very important for all of us to raise a question against such activities and should give it an end at instant.
Further details regarding the news awaited.