With the advent of front cameras on mobile phones, selfies have become a fad among people, irrespective of whether they are young or old. One of them is actually eyeing a world record for clicking selfies.
Bhanu Prakash Racha from Hyderebad is on a mission to break the Guinness World Record held by NFL star Patrick Peterson for taking the maximum number of selfies in one hour.
On 27 January, 2015, the NFL star created a record by clicking 1,449 selfies in one hour.
"The most self-portrait photographs (selfies) taken in one hour is 1,449 and was achieved by Patrick Peterson and NBC Sports (both USA) with students and faculty at Deer Valley High School in Glendale, Arizona, USA," according to Guinness World Records.
Now, Racha is set to break Peterson's selfie record and is confident of clicking 1,800 selfies in one hour. The record breaking event will take place at a city mall on 18 September.
The idea of taking maximum number of selfies came to Racha's mind after he heard his co-passengers discussing about wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson clicking 105 selfies in three minutes.
After checking the Guinness World Records for 'Most self-portrait photographs (selfies)', he found Peterson's achievement and sent his application challenging the existing record. Recently, the Guinness World Records accepted his application.
In order to achieve the record, Racha has even resigned from his research assistant job at a city hospital.
"I wanted to focus on breaking the record. I worked there for five months. But when my application got accepted, I decided to quit. My work hours were 10 am to 6 pm and that wouldn't leave me much time for practice," the 24-year-old told The Times of India.
Ever since the news broke out, Racha's challenge became the most trending topic on Facebook on Tuesday, 8 September.