Till yesterday, no one knew her. She was an old woman begging on the streets of Pune. But, one video has changed it all. She is today a celebrity in her own right and is being talked about across the country.
Meet 85-year-old Shanta Balu Pawar. A clip of this 85 year old woman wielding two sticks and doing the stick fight to beg for some food has gone viral on Friday. Her dexterity in the stickfight, that too at that age, has made everyone sit up and take notice. Several celebrities like Randeep Hooda, Sonu Sood, Reitesh Deshmukh and police commissioner Venkatesham shared the clip and soon help started flooding for her. Several NGOs have come forward to help her. Shanta Pawar has 10 grand children and wants to educate them. Two local NGOs chipped in with support for their education.
Interestingly, Shanta Balu Pawar was a filmi stuntswoman and had acted as a double for several heroines, including Sridevi in the film Sherni. After several tragedies befell on her, she moved to Pune to beg for food.