Sonu Sood honoured with life-size statue at Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata, actor reacts

One of the most loved citizens in India has helped migrant workers and others in this coronavirus lockdown. Sonu Sood is well aware of the struggles of a common man and his recent act of kindness made him the most loved actor these days. “Villain on the screen and hero off the screen” is the best phrase to describe Sonu Sood.

Sonu became  ‘Messiah of Migrants’ for helping thousands of migrant workers reach their hometown amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Now, Durga puja committee in Kolkata has decided to install a life-size of the Bollywood actor Sonu Sood in its pandal to honour him for helping thousands of migrants during the pandemic.

The idol of the actor has been displayed alongside a bus, which carried migrant labourers to their homes. The actor had arranged buses for migrant workers all across the country to help them reach their homes. The installation of the idol shows his selfless act of helping migrant labourers return to their homes during the coronavirus lockdown.

A member of the pooja committee, Srinjay Dutt, said that they had tried to capture the struggle of the labourers to the best of their ability.

Dutt told ANI, “Our theme is on the struggle of migrant workers who were attempting to return to their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. During the locking phase, actor Sonu Sood played a big role, we have installed a big statue of him to motivate others to help those near them.”

During the nationwide lockdown, Sonu Sood helped migrant workers who got stuck in Maharashtra and also made travel arrangements for them. He arranged buses for the thousands of migrants who got stuck in the city owing to the epidemic. Sonu had not only sponsored the travel but also offered meal kits for the workers. The actor was widely praised by the netizens for his noble act.

Dharam Sikarwar
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