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A look at what life is after you go viral

Jun 24, 2017 12:26 IST
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What is it like to be famous without warning? To wake up and find hundreds, or thousands, of friend requests clogging your timeline, and read stories about yourself on random websites? Aranya Johar, 18, never dreamed she would go viral, when she wrote the spoken-word poem ‘A Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender’ in March. She still can’t get used to being recognised on the street. And when event manager Amisha Bhardwaj danced to Sia’s ‘Cheap thrills’ in shorts on her wedding day, some commenters said her husband should have died rather than marry her. “My husband, Pranav, praised my confidence in front of the camera. His positive attitude helped me ignore the negative comments,” she says.