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.
Several people are frequently reaching out to him on Twitter and are seeking his help and support on various matters. Everyday Sonu Sood’s Twitter timeline gets flooded with several genuine requests for help. The actor has been doing his absolute best to reply to as many people as possible.
Recently, the most-admired actor expressed his interest to help the students from the backward sections of the society dream to become IAS officers. Yes, Sonu Sood wants to help the underprivileged students by offering them scholarships. The actor will help them with the right study material and resources but also assist them financially.
Sood took to his Instagram handle to announce his latest initiative of offering scholarships to those students who want to become IAS officers. He dedicated this gesture to his beloved mother on October 13 who died 13 years ago.
“October 13; 13 years since My Mother passed. She left behind a legacy of Education. On her anniversary today, I pledge to support IAS aspirants to reach their goals thru Prof Saroj Sood Scholarships. Seeking blessings Miss you maa. @Scholifyme,” tweeted Sonu Sood.
After doing good work for people, Sonu Sood is being targeted by a certain section of the users online. Some of the users called Sonu Sood as the biggest scam of 2020.
When asked about being criticized and questioned about his public work, Sonu Sood said: “I heard a story as a child. A sadhu (godman) had a magnificent horse and a daaku asked him to give the horse to him. The sadhu refused and went ahead. In the jungle, he saw an elderly man who could barely walk. He offered the horse to the old man.
The moment he sat on the horse, he revealed himself to be the daaku and started getting away. The holy man stopped him and said that you can take the horse but don’t tell anyone how you took my horse because then people will stop believing in doing good deeds. That is my reply to trolls, you may be doing it because it is your profession, you are being paid for it. It doesn’t affect me and I will continue doing what I do.”
Talking to Barkha Dutt’s Mojo Story, Sonu Sood hit out at haters who called him a fraud. “For those who claim that I am not doing anything, my reply is that I have a database of 7,03,246 people whom I have helped and whose addresses, phone numbers, Aadhar card numbers I have. All the students whom I have helped to come from abroad, I have all their details. I don’t want to clarify but I have the data. Instead of trolling me, go out and help someone.”