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Man Pretends He’s an Astronaut Doing Moonwalk in Street Filled with Potholes, Gov’t Reacts

How are the roads and streets in your town or city?

In many places across the world, the streets are so full of potholes that it is very difficult to navigate them with a small vehicle like a scooter or a car with a low clearance. Going fast over these potholes could damage the vehicle or even lead to accidents, such as getting stuck in one or falling over if you’re on a two-wheel ride.

Photo credit: Baadal Nanjundaswamy / Facebook

In Bengaluru (Bangalore), India, one guy took a rather sarcastic dig at the road in his hometown that so filled with huge holes that it resembles the surface of the moon!

Baadal Nanjundaswamy, an artist, got hold of an astronaut costume and had someone wear it to create the video as protest against his government’s inaction on the potholes. He recruited actor Poornachandra Mysore who did a slow-motion ‘moonwalk’, creating his best imitation of a real astronaut navigating the lunar terrain.

Photo credit: Baadal Nanjundaswamy / Facebook

At first, you might think that this astronaut is really on the moon, but several ‘Earth vehicles’ would soon pass by where he was doing the moonwalk, giving away his actual position on Terra (well, Earth, really).

Amazingly, the video was filmed using a mobile phone and did not use additional lighting, creating the full effect of the moon.

Photo credit: Baadal Nanjundaswamy / Facebook

The clip would quickly go viral, gaining over 1 million views within just a day after it was posted!

Watch it here:

Hello👋 BBMP Commissioner #thelatest #nammabengaluru #streetart #potholes #herohalli

Posted by Baadal Nanjundaswamy on Sunday, September 1, 2019

After the video got a lot of media attention, the government was pressured to fix the road! Heavy equipment and materials were quickly sent to the road to get it fixed – finally! Thanks to the brilliant brains behind this concept, the road is finally getting its long-overdue repair.

Here’s the road being repaired:

Thank you people for such a overwhelming response and support!♥️♥️♥️🙏🙏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.

Posted by Baadal Nanjundaswamy on Monday, September 2, 2019

What is a Moonwalk?

A moonwalk is the act of walking on the surface of the moon. The term is also used in pop culture to refer to the backwards gliding dance movement popularized by the late Michael Jackson.

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