The city of Patna is on an alert for severe flood conditions where the water levels are nearing the all time high. People are using social media to spread awareness about the situation and collecting relief funds. But this student from the National Institute of Fashion Technology did something unique.
The student decided to go for a hot photo-shoot instead, posing next to cars in knee deep waters at times. The post are getting a lot of negative feedback from social media users but we think it was unique way to grab attention of people who never knew about this issue.
People were offended by the insensitivity of the photo shoot though.
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It was not that easy. Jinko lg rha bs ye ek photoshoot tha wo dekh le ek message ke liye kitna krna padta hai ghar baith ke balcony se video banana aur kisi ko criticise krna kitna asan hota kabhi yahan aake dekho kya halat hota hai. Kisi ko shauk nhi hota aise jagah jake shoot krne ka jaahan nala ka pani ho khaskar ek model ke liye wahan jake pose krna. Bs yaad rakho sabka apna tarika Hota hai har cheez ko dikhane ka. Thank you @pk.ki.photography for the bts videos . . . . #patnacity #ekbihari #heypatna #patnadiaries #patnabr #travelrealindia #instagram #indiapictures #sauravanuraj #everydayindia #meowstudio #biharsehai #patnabeats #indiabeats #flood #orangealert #biharfloods #bihar #patnaindia #biharexplore #behindthescenes #bts #beforeandafter #toughtimes #prayforbihar
However, if you check the photographer’s profile, you can see that he had tried to cover the sensitive part of the issue too, where a rickshaw puller was crying because his rickshaw was stuck in waist deep water.
Here are some pictures from the shoot
Due to the extent of criticism received, the photographer issued a clarification on the issue, saying…
The intent behind the shoot was to draw public attention towards the floods of Bihar. When there are floods in other states, people from all over the country come forward to help. There isn’t much mention of the floods in Bihar, in both national and international media. If you share a normal picture of a flood on social media, people see it, comment ‘So Sad’ and move on. I wanted people to stop and look at the pictures, so I did a photo shoot.
Hope the city recovers soon.