Films tend to reflect reality- we know that. But there are not many examples of reality adopting the contents of films. The spread of coronavirus has made people in India adopt many unusual ways to ward off the ‘evil’ epidemic. One of these is quite bizarre and portrays what was shown in a popular film.
Remember the famous slogan from Bollywood hit movie "Stree": O stree, kal aana'(o woman, come tomorrow)? The same slogan has now been tweaked in Varanasi to ward off COVID-19.
Posters with 'O Corona kal aana'(O corona, come tomorrow) are now being pasted on the walls of lanes and bylanes in this temple town.
The posters may not keep the deadly virus at bay as it killed around 8,000 people worldwide. However, it is evoking great interest among the local people who are flocking to see the posters and even click selfies with them.
The posters have been put up by one Punit Mishra and bear his name.
Mishra admitted that the posters was inspired by the film "Stree" and said that it was primarily designed to create awareness among people.
"It compels people to give a second thought to the deadly virus and take necessary precautions. It has created a buzz and my purpose has been served," he added.