Since I posted the vandalism photos originally taken by Raju Shukla, a photographer, I have read and seen a lot of tweets – mostly hypercharged – about the situation.
Dear producers/actors, we have nothing against you. We really don’t. Infact, we go to the movies to be entertained and are thankful to you guys, your cast and crew for it.
Personally, I don’t think boycotting a movie is going to do any good. Infact, it will make no difference to the situation at all!! The problem here is that these posters have been put up by a movie promotion company – the locations of where the posters are to be stuck are not personally authorised by the actors or the producers. IT IS NOT THEIR FAULT!
The problem lies squarely with the smart jock who thought he would get more eyeballs by putting posters at the newly painted walls. Insensitive – to say the least. However, firing him will make no difference at all…
HERE IS WHAT WE CAN DO: Take the posters down. If you are a producer or an actor and are reading this, we’d love for you to find the promotion company who did this and educate them about how much ill-will this has caused us. Educating the company is the only way we can stop vandalism.
FOR THE MEDIA: I am uploading all the ‘before and after’ photographs sent to me by Raju Shukla. You have his and my permission to use them – he just wants to be credited for his photos by quoting his name. I cannot tell you how to write your story, but as a humble request, I’d like you to focus on how the street art at the Wall Project was vandalised rather than naming the movies themselves. We don’t want the movie promotion company to take undue advantage and treat this as a publicity stunt in the future.
Thank you everyone for the support. You are free to use this space to decide on when we all can meet to clear this mess.
There was some talk of a meet at 9am 31st Oct,09? YOU decide… let’s take this ahead!!! Oh and producers/actors etc., it'll be great to hear what steps you guys took too. Let's bring some positivity back into this!!