Actor Sonu Sood,who is known for negative roles in films has turned real-life hero for people across India. The Dabangg actor has been arranging for buses to ferry migrant workers stranded in different states to their hometowns over the past 15 days. He has reportedly helped 12,000 workers head home and wants to help send more of them back.
He started sending poor ppl to their homes 15 days ago n he has sent approx 12000 Ppl till now. He is sending few hundred ppl on each day. And believe me, only @SonuSood can do it. No MLA, MP, actor can do this except him. Today nobody else is bigger super star than him for poor. pic.twitter.com/ijPYJuV49x
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) May 24, 2020
In a recent interview with Zee News, Sonu opened up about his initiative and said that he will not rest until every migrant worker is back home safely. “I will continue my work until every migrant worker reaches their home. I don’t mind the hard work it requires but it is important for me that everyone reaches their home,” he said.
He further spoke about the difficulties of arranging buses, and the paperwork involved. He has urged the government to make the process easy since it involves migrants, many of who are not literate. Sonu also said that he decided to help migrant workers because he did not want them to walk home with their little children in the heat and remember the events of the lockdown with bitterness.
A great gesture by our actor @SonuSood
Earlier this week he had arranged buses to send stranded migrant workers from Mumbai to their homes in Karnataka and now to UP, Bihar & Jharkhand.A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Exemplary work Sonu Pajji. You are a super hero. 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/mxRyW4GwSK
— Rani Rampal (@imranirampal) May 17, 2020
Sonu has also been providing food to migrants and poor people through the lockdown which began at the end of March. Tying up with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the actor started a special food and ration drive named Shakti Annadanam to serve food to about 45,000 people in Andheri, Jogeshwari, Juhu, and Bandra. He has also been serving meal kits to about 25,000 migrant workers over the month of Ramzan.
Earlier, he had offered his hotel in Mumbai for doctors, nurses, and para-medical staff to reside in. He had also provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to doctors across Punjab.
Internet hails #SonuSood’s relief work for migrants, terms him as real hero.@SonuSood had donated over 1,500 PPE kits to doctors across Punjab and had provided his Mumbai hotel for accommodation of medical workers. #SonuSood_A_Real_Hero #Sonu_Sood pic.twitter.com/OS1t6LZ8JW
— Newsroom Post (@NewsroomPostCom) May 23, 2020
Smriti Irani, Union Cabinet Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development and Jayant Patil, President, Nationalist Congress Party, Maharashtra were among those who praised the actor for his work.
I’ve had the privilege of knowing you as a professional colleague for over 2 decades now @SonuSood & celebrated your rise as an actor ;but the kindness you have displayed in these challenging times makes me prouder still 🙏thank you for helping those in need🙏🙏 https://t.co/JcpoZRIr8M
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) May 24, 2020
Sonu Sood is arranging buses for migrants who want to go back to their homes. He is trying to help as many migrants as he can. The on screen villain is an inspiring hero in reality!
God bless him ❤️@SonuSood #SonuSood pic.twitter.com/cokoowzjhU
— Jayant Patil (@Jayant_R_Patil) May 23, 2020
गृह भेजना मंत्री —- सोनू सूद
गृह सूचना मंत्री —- सोनू सूद
गृह ट्रांसपोर्ट मंत्री —सोनू सूद
गृह मदद् मंत्री——-सोनू सूद
भाई ने सबका ठेका ले रखा है 👍🙏👍
All in one @SonuSood
— AH’ran Khan (@AhranUKhan5) May 24, 2020
It is such a delight to read @SonuSood ‘s timeline… the way he is helping people is simply brilliant. It is a privilege to know him.
You ROCK bro!!!
— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) May 23, 2020
I highly recommend @SonuSood for “Padma Vibhushan” for being “Messiah For Migrant Workers” in this pandemic crisis @rashtrapatibhvn @PMOIndia@narendramodi @PIBHomeAffairs @PadmaAwards
God bless u hero#SonuSood_A_Real_Hero #SonuForPadamVibhushanAward
Plz retweet if u agree👍
— Mr. Gaur (@myself_rkgaur) May 24, 2020
While love has been pouring in for the actor for his initiative, he has also been receiving requests from people on Twitter to help their family and friends who are stuck in various cities across the country.
I have already emailed the details for 47 of them.
Kindly look and help them reach darbhanga Bihar.
They are also in dire circumstances and scared as hell in santacruz west with cases increasing every day.
— Krishna Jha (@krishnaSjha) May 24, 2020
Sir in logo ki bhi help kr den ye msg nhi kr skte unko nhi aata but Dua m zaroor yaad rkhha jyega aapko hmehsa pic.twitter.com/OWIIiI37Ty
— sad ahmad (@sadahmad66) May 24, 2020
@SonuSood sir hum do admi fase hue hae kalyan est me hum log 20 din pahle polic station me fom jama kiya tha abhi tak nambar nahi aya hamare paas khane ko kuch bhi nahi hae jo paise the sab khatm ho gaya please sir humari madad kijiye 🙏🙏😢
— Deepak.kumar (@Deepakk89884256) May 24, 2020