Sonu Sood is well aware of the struggles of a common man and his recent act of kindness for the migrant workers has made him the most loved actor these days. One must imagine how difficult it is from being thousands of km away from home during this coronavirus crisis.
With lack of income, several migrants workers are facing tough times while staying in different cities. Meanwhile, in the need of this hour, Sonu Sood has been truly sensational when it comes to helping people in this nationwide coronavirus lockdown.
“Villain on the screen and hero off the screen” is the best phrase to describe Sonu Sood. One of the most loved citizens in India has helped migrant workers (who got stuck in Maharashtra) by making all possible travel arrangements for them in this nationwide lockdown. He arranged 10 buses for the hundreds of migrants who got stuck in the city owing to the epidemic, reports Times of India.
On top of that, Sonu Sood got all the permission required from the Karnataka and Maharashtra governments respectively and after which he made travel and food arrangements to accommodate all the migrants.
The actor added that during the current global crisis, “every Indian deserves to be with their families and dear ones.” He also thanked the government officials for all their help in sending the migrants back home. Sonu Sood had not only sponsored the travel but also offered meal kits for the workers. “It was really moving for me to watch these migrants walking on roads including the little kids and old parents. I shall continue doing the same for other states as well to the best of my abilities,” Sonu said.
Sonu Sood offered his hotel in Mumbai as a residential facility to help healthcare workers in this crisis and also provided PPE kits for doctors too. Sonu Sood arranged buses and also sought permission to send 500 migrant workers go home in Uttar Pradesh. Sonu Sood had also arranged Chartered Flight for 177 migrant women workers who got stuck in Kerala. The Indian actor had arranged special aircraft for the migrant workers after learning about their plight from a close friend.
Nonetheless, a month ago, Sonu Sood was targeted by many people on social media. Users claimed Sonu Sood as ‘scam artist’ while some went on to claim that Sonu Sood is the biggest scam of 2020. It all started after the tweets of people asking Sonu Sood for help and support went missing on Twitter platform.
Recently, netizens slammed Sonu Sood after he responded to a tweet which didn’t even tag the actor on Twitter. He replied to a Twitter user who asked for assistance for her son who had to undergo open-heart surgery.
Needless to say, Twitter users pointed out that the Twitter account was created in October itself and the Twitter user had only 2-3 followers. Here’s how Twitter users reacted to Sonu Sood’s tweet:
Replying to all these widespread allegations, Indian actor Sonu Sood defended his actions and works by sharing excel sheets and receipts of him assisting the user who asked him for help. He wrote,
“That’s the best part brother. I find a needy & they somehow find me. It’s about “INTENTIONS”, but u won’t understand. Tom patient will be in SRCC Hospital kindly do ur bit. Send some fruits for him. Someone with 2-3 followers will be happy to get some love from a man with followers.”
Sonu Sood’s remarkable journey from being an engineer to an entertainer is well and truly inspiring. The actor, model and producer is a pass out from Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering in Nagpur with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Sonu Sood started his career in the entertainment industry with South Indian films and made his debut with Tamil film Kallazhagar. The actor carved out a reputation for himself as one of the best villains in the Tollywood industry.
After making a mark in Telugu industry, he made his big Bollywood debut with Shaheed-E-Azam, as Bhagat Singh in the year 2002. Almost over two decades in the industry, Sonu Sood went on to feature in some blockbuster films like Dabangg, Simbaa, Happy New Year and Entertainment among others. Sonu Sood has done Bollywood films like ‘Singh is King’, ’Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi’, ‘Buddah Hoga Tera Baap’ and much more.
Nonetheless, his days of struggle at the start of his career were not that good. When he first came to Mumbai to become an actor, tt took him over 18 months to just figure out the roads and buildings of the city. The actor used to live in a rented 1-BHK flat in Mumbai with many others.
It should be noted that the actor would travel miles to get work in the industry. Now, things changed drastically and the new aspirants can just email their pictures including the details to the agents. Nonetheless, it wasn’t so systematic two decades ago. The actors would have to go from office-to-office in a bid to get work.
However, his mother supported him in always told him to be patient. She always believed that things would turn out good at the right time and they did.
In his initial days in Mumbai, Sonu Sood used to travel with a pass in the local buses of Mumbai. Unlike other stars, Sonu Sood has worked from being Zero to a Hero in Bollywood and real life too. Sonu finished almost 20 years in the industry and has given great hits like Dabangg, Simbaa, Happy New Year and Entertainment, etc as a prolific actor.
Having faced so many struggles early on in his career, Sonu very well knows the difficulties of a new comer in the film industry and he tries to help them in every way he can.