The Bollywood superstar Sonu Sood is tirelessly helping migrants amid lockdown.
Sonu Sood shot to fame in 1999 when he was first introduced to Tamil language films with Kallazhagar and Nenjinile.
However, apart from being known for his on-screen work, there are a lot of facts about the actor that fans are probably not aware of. Here are some facts you didn’t know about the reel life villain Sonu Sood.
To prevent the coronavirus outbreak, most of the countries have announced lockdown and suspended international flights.
Migrants in different parts of the world got stranded due to the pandemic. Just then in India, a Bollywood villain appeared to them as a real-life hero.
Sonu Sood helped thousands of migrant workers in Mumbai to return home since the sudden lockdown on March 24.
“It gave me sleepless nights when I saw visuals of people walking hundreds of kilometers to reach their villages,” the actor told in an interview.
Millions found themselves without jobs or a source of income. And with state borders sealed and trains and buses suspended, thousands of men, women, and children were left with no other option but to walk, sometimes more than 1,000km to reach home. Even more than 100 died there in accidents on way.
As part of his ‘Ghar Bhejo’ campaign, he has helped approximately 12,000 migrants to reach home, and arrangements have been made for another 45,000.
The actor, along with his childhood friend Niti Goel, actively got involved in helping people impacted by the lockdown.
Sood began his mission in March by distributing 500 packets of cooked meals and groceries among the people.
Two months later they served every day to 45,000 people in slums, those stranded on the roads and those walking on the highways. And since 11 May, he arranged hundreds of buses to take stranded migrants home.