A Mexican ad agency Boveda Celeste has recreated Bengaluru’s viral moon walking video on pothole-infested roads, in Mexico. Earlier this month, an actor dressed up as an astronaut walked the poorly formed roads in Bengaluru targeting civic apathy. The video went viral on all social media platforms with support showering from across the globe.
The short clip was uploaded on 11th September on Instagram by user boveda_celeste. It is an exact copy of the Bengaluru-based artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy’s viral video, who created the concept of an astronaut walking on the surface of the Moon filled with craters on a poorly constructed Bengaluru street, replete with potholes, to create awareness about the terrible infrastructure of the city.
The handle said that the video might serve as an example of how governments are ignorant towards the city’s poor infrastructure and expressing their concerns with a quote "we expect a change". Baadal Nanjundaswamy also shared the Mexican recreational video on his Twitter.
Baadal Nanjundaswamy's original work - "Hello BBMP Commissioner," read Nanjundaswamy's caption on his Twitter post on September 2.
Baadal Nanjundaswamy confirmed that before recreating the video, Boveda Celeste contacted him and had taken permission. Boveda Celeste is a local Mexican advertisement agency.
Soon after the Bengaluru video got viral, Baadal Nanjundaswamy posted a video of the BBMP department fixing the roads, on Twitter.
Thank you people for such a overwhelming response and support! ♥️♥️♥️🙏🙏— baadal nanjundaswamy (@baadalvirus) September 3, 2019
Work in progress.. Quick and prompt response from @BBMP. Thank you very much @BBMPCOMM @BBMP_MAYOR and Mr. Prabhakar, CE RR Nagar who is overlooking on ground currently. pic.twitter.com/clgoLAIKzU