Actor Vivek Oberoi to gift a flat in Mumbai to couples.
Acid attacks are terrifying. Victims go through enormous amount of pain, loneliness and depression. She was one of them and now she found her love. ‘Lalita ben bansi’ a 26 year old woman, who works in a NGO now, Saahas Foundation which is solely dedicated to empower acid attack survivors.
She is getting married to her prince charming Ravi Shankar who is CCTV operator. She was emotional about her story but everyone could have grasped those glittering eyes which were alleviating her happiness.
“Who would have thought an acid attack and 17 surgeries later I would find love. But it happened, and it all started with a wrong number. Miracles do happen.” she says as she was getting ready for her wedding reception in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Her life took a sad turn when her cousin in 2012 threw acid on her face over some minor argument. She went thru 17 surgeries and still needs to get 12 more surgeries done, as her face was deformed. For a change she moved from Azamgarh to Kalwa in Thane near Mumbai.
Lalita the beautiful bride thanks to a wrong no. which turned her life to right direction as in form of consciences she found Ravi Shankar. They got to know each other over the past two months and decided to get married. Bansi had dialled Shankar’s number by mistake. When he saw the missed call and phoned her back, the two got talking and were soon conversing every day.
“Shankar taught me to believe in love. It is a fresh start,” says Lalita.
“I liked her from the beginning,” says the blushing groom. “I had to only convince my mother to accept my choice. I had to make Lalita believe that she too has the right to a better life.”
Bansi soon told Shankar about her acid attack, but that didn’t change the way he felt about her. “She said she didn’t deserve me, and told me about the scarring attack. But even without seeing her, I knew I wanted to be with her, looks didn’t matter,” Shankar told
Shankar works as a CCTV operator at a private firm in Kandivli and owns a petrol pump in Ranchi. “We will decide whether to settle in Mumbai or Ranchi depending on what Lalita wants,” says Shankar.
Daulat B Khan, president of Saahas Foundation, who works with acid attack survivors, said, “There are 21 such women in the foundation.”
Actor Vivek Oberoi met Lalita at one of their functions and agreed to pay for her surgeries in the future. He is also planning to gift a flat to couple in Mumbai. The couple’s love story has attracted a fair bit of attention. Their wedding outfits were sponsored by fashion designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.