A “group selfie” capturing a moment of awe-inspiring innocence has gone viral on social media.
The image shared by Indian photographer Atul Kasbekar and actor Boman Irani, shows five kids posing for a selfie.
While kids smiling enthusiastically for a group photo is captivating enough, there is one twist in this image that captured the hearts.
In place of a smartphone or camera, the kids were actually posing in front of a slipper. Fortunately, someone with an actual camera was able to capture the moment for them.
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Upon closer inspection, the “slipper camera” the group used for their epic selfie pose was apparently from the adorable little boy in a pink striped shirt who was captured in the image wearing the same slipper.
Since the photographer and the actual location of the fascinating photo is still unknown, some have cast doubt on its origin and authenticity.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan even posted a tweet saying that the image could have been “photoshopped.”
“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 tweeted.
In response, Kasbekar said he verified the image with post-production experts and has since been proven to have not been digitally manipulated.