kasturi-paatiThe twist in the poll-bound Tamil Nadu came when it was revealed that a 67-year-old is the face of the campaigns of both AIADMK and DMK, on TV and social media.

Kasturi Paati (grandmother) can be seen in the video of both the parties.

In the AIADMK video, the woman says “Thanks to Jayalalithaa’s Annadanam or free meal scheme, I am able to eat even though my own children don’t bother to feed me.”

While in the DMK video, the same woman refers to Ms Jayalalithaa’s chopper rides and slams the ruling AIADMK saying it is not bothered about people.

According to a report in NDTV, Kasturi Paati said that she did not realise she had been called for acting. She further stated that she was paid about Rs 1,000 for each advertisement.

She also said, “Firstly they did not tell me it is for AIADMK. They just told me it is for a short film and I acted. Later the other party called me for another shoot. I told them I’ve already done the Amma canteen shoot but there was a competition to rope me in.”