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Kaamwali Bai to appear on TV show

Mumbai's Soni Arvi, who works as a maid at a teacher's house, will appear in a special episode of Sony TV's Deal Ya No Deal.

india Updated: Mar 03, 2006 14:03 IST

She toils hard, she often gets a raw deal, but now the ubiquitous woman domestic help in India known as kaamwalibai is about to get a place in the sun thanks to a special episode of DealYaNo Deal on Sony TV.

Soni Arvi from Mumbai who works as a maid at a teacher's house will be seen in the Kaamwali Bai Special of the game show with Mandira Bedi on Friday 9 pm.

Soni has been working as a maid since childhood. Now a mother of two, she is burdened with responsibilities, as her husband is an alcoholic and sitting at home for the last 12 years.

It is difficult, especially for Indian women to lecture their husbands in front of others. But Mandira will help Soni do just that in front of the camera.

Mandira made Soni request her husband to share her burden by working so they can together bring up their children with dignity.

This comes after a Mumbai Dabbawala episode.

Mandira will also be seendancing to the tune of Aika dajiba with the other maids invited to play the game.

First Published: Mar 03, 2006 13:36 IST