This balloon-seller became an overnight internet sensation in Kerala

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It is said that in this social media age, a photo can change your life. You can hear such stories from around the world. Take the life of Arshad Khan, for instance, a tea seller from Pakistan who became an overnight sensation after his photograph on social media went viral.

Now the picture of a folk girl who was selling balloons at a festival has captured the fancy of social media. That too was an unexpected click. Her makeover pictures are making waves on social media.

It all began when Payyannur based photographer Arjun Krishnan found himself looking at this balloon seller at the Kannur Andallurkavu festival. She was standing between the balloons and the lights, and he thought it would make a great picture. Thus was born the picture of this folk girl from Rajasthan who was staring at the camera curiously. When he showed the picture to the girl and her mother, they were happy. Her name was Kisbu.

Two days later, Arjun shared the photo on social media and the response was overwhelming. Shreyas, Arjun's friend, also took a photo of Kisbu. That smiling picture of Kisbu also went viral.

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Makeup artist Ramya, who runs the Stylish Ladies Salon and Spa in Kannur saw Kisbu's photographs and decided to do a makeover for her. She got in touch with Arjun to photograph Kisbu with the makeup.

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Remya had given her a quintessential Malayalee makeover complete with Kerala set mundu and traditional jewellery. Not only was this makeover widely appreciated but Kisbu also got a lot of offers.

Arjun is a freelance wedding photographer who has been in this field for 15 years. He received a lot of appreciation and calls after this photoshoot. He is thrilled to have made a small difference in someone’s life with his photograph.

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