MTV producer Raghu Ram literally had his face blackened last Friday. "Raghu" is a name that every youngster swears by in our country. He is the producer of the famous MTV Roadies.He swears and curses at the contestants through their jounrey across India, and makes them perform interesting and daring stunts during the journey. Though the show is hugely popular amongst India's youth, the channel still feels that it requires promotion. So Raghu and anchor Ranvijay were sent to Pune to promote the show. What followed was a RUDE shock for Raghu.
Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists stopped the promotional brigade and demanded that Raghu be sent back to Mumbai. The activists threw ink on Raghu's face and blackened it completely as a mark of their protest against his obscene behavior onscreen. The ABVP activists feel that all the cursing and swearing has an evil effect on our youth and is bad for our cultural values. Many people would agree with that. But blackening Raghu's face was taking it too far. As a result of the protest, the police asked Raghu and his brigade to leave Pune and go back to Mumbai without doing any promotion of their show. Tough Luck Raghu!