A meme picture posted by ace cinematographer Santosh Shivan on Twitter, which showed producers and actresses in bad light, landed him in controversy.
The meme in question featured an angry dog with a caption ‘Producer while paying technicians’ and a picture of the same dog smiling with the caption ‘Producers while paying heroine’.
Soon after the tweet, producer JSK Satish Kumar tweeted: “”@santoshsivan which movie was hit bcs of u alone? shame on ur tweet don’t make cheap comments on producers lots of youngsters are more talent than u I strongly condemn.. u don’t know Pain of a producer who invests without knowing what will be the result #ban#santoshsivan.”
Following the angry reactions, Santosh Shivan deleted the tweet and said: “The Tweet ,a fwd a in english, ideleted, since its objectionable to so many well meaning producers. And it doesn’t really mean anything.”