Earlier in July a video of an elderly woman aka Warrior Aaji went viral. The woman was seen performing martial arts.
While many come forward to help her, India’s favourite Sonu Sood gave her a major surprise. The actor helped 85-year-old Shanta Balu Pawar by setting her a martial arts and self-defence school in Pune where she will teach the children.
Watching the viral video Sonu told a leading daily, that she deserves a platform, “When you see such talent, you want to pass it on to other people also. That lady at this age can inspire so many people, who say things like, ‘mera toh umar hogayi hai, mujhe kuch nahi karna.’ I thought she deserved a platform and what better way to pass this talent on through a school,” Sonu told.
Warrior Aaji has named the institute as Sonu Sood Martial Arts School.
“I wanted the school to be named after her, but she insisted that she will call it Sonu Sood Martial Arts School. When for the first time I spoke to her and bounced the idea she was very excited saying that she always wanted to come up with her own training school. So, we are taking care of the expenses and Aaji can earn and make a living out of the minimal fees from her students. She wanted me to come for the opening, she calls me beta. I connected with her through video call. I am stuck in Mumbai with a lot of work. And frankly, it is her school and I didn’t want to take away attention from her on the big day with my presence,” the actor added.