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Sonu Sood & Migrant Workers

Sonu Sood & Migrant Workers

 

SONU SOOD

 

  • Sonu Sood (born 30 July 1973) is an Indian film actor, model, and producer who acts predominantly in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada¬† films.
  • He is best known for roles in blockbuster films such as Yuva(2004), Athadu (2005), Aashiq Banaya Aapne(2005), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Dabangg (2010), Shootout at Wadala (2013), (2014), Kung Fu Yoga (2017) and Simmba (2018).
  • Sood has been helping thousands of migrant workers, stranded by the Covid-19 lockdown in Mumbai, return home.
  • “It gave me sleepless nights when I saw visuals of people walking hundreds of kilometres to reach their villages,” the actor told the BBC.
  • For the past two months, the actor, along with his childhood friend Niti Goel, has been actively involved in helping people impacted by the lockdown.
  • “We started in March by distributing food, we started with 500 packets of cooked meals and groceries. Today we are distributing food and groceries every day to 45,000 people in slums, those stranded on the roads and those walking on the highways,”
  • When buses carrying the first batch of 200 people left on 11 May, Sood and Goel were there to flag them off. Before the buses began rolling, Sood broke a coconut on the road – a ritual to wish them a happy journey.
  • When they left they had smiles on their faces and tears in their eyes,” the actor said.Since then, he has helped thousands of migrant workers and their families get to states across India. And requests for help continue to pour in.
SUPERHERO

 

  • Sood says he feels that he’s “blessed to be a tool of almighty” and sees it as a “rare moment” because he has been given the opportunity to help his fellow beings he’s just heading out to see off 14 buses which will transport 700 migrants to the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
  • On Monday, the 46-year-old actor tweeted the helpline number – 18001213711 – along with a message in Hindi, asking migrants to get in touch with him and share details of their location and their destination.