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Sonu Sood Arranges Buses To Ferry 12,000 Migrants Home

Actor Sonu Sood at Happy New Year Promo with Palam Silks

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.