Feb 04, 2019 19:50 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 4 (ANI): A photo has gone viral online, and no one knows who clicked it. Is it a real photo? Has it been photo-shopped?
The questions are varied and many. And yet, the image, screaming innocence, features a group of village children, sans nice clothes, sans slippers (mostly) posing for a selfie — using tattered footwear for a camera.
While all the four youngsters are bare-feet, one among them is seen wearing a green slipper, the other being offered to his photographer friend to use as a camera in their naive game. In a world ravaged by political and socio-economic wars, the image stands testimony to an innocence that is oft forgotten.
Photographer and producer Atul Kasbekar has taken it upon himself to try and figure out who the unknown cameraperson is.
Taking to his social media handle, Kasbekar poster, “I’m sharing this image that came in on text cause d unbridled innocence n joy of these lovely kids moved me n made me smile in equal measure. Super image that asks questions. If anyone can reliably locate these munchkins n d photog I’d love to personally send them something each.”
Replies have been varied, and Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is a dissenter. “With due respect and apology .. i feel this is photoshopped .. notice that the hand that holds the chappal is different than the rest of his body in size .. to his other hand by his side !!” he replied on Twitter.

On the other hand, actor Anupam Kher lauds the image, writing, “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”:) #Attitude #Innocence #HeartWarming #SelfieWithAFootwear.”

Actor Boman Irani too believes that the image stands for happiness and reminds fans that happiness is a state of mind. He tweeted, “You’re only as happy as you choose to be”. A saying that holds true for one and all!! And I’m sure this selfie deserves more likes than most.”

Notably, Kasbekar thought they had zeroed in on who the photographer is, but it turned out to be a false alarm.
The search for the elusive cameraperson is still on. (ANI)

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