The Pandemic has given rise to many heroes in the country who have been determined to help the needy and fight through the pandemic. One of them has been Bollywood’s favorite villain, Sonu Sood.
Sonu started off with contributing to relief funds and also offered his Juhu hotel for medical staff who were at the frontline duty of treating coronavirus patients. In the past weeks, the actor has done everything in his capacity to help the stranded migrants reach their homes safely. The actor has arranged buses in his capacity and transported hundreds of migrants to their state. The stranded migrants who were desperate to go to their homes after they lost their jobs in the cities they were working found a hero in Sonu Sood.
In a recent interview with Film Companion, Sonu Sood was asked about the triggering incident that made him reach out to the migrants and help them. He said that he could not sleep at night thinking about the struggles of the migrants who were walking thousands of kilometers just to reach their homes.
The interviewer further asked him the cost involved in arranging a bus to send migrants home to which Sonu revealed that it would cost around 1.8-2 lakh rupees depending on the destination of the migrants. The cost also increases as they have to maintain distance in buses because of which fewer people can be sent on a bus.
Sonu airlifted 150 stranded women from Kerala
Recently, the actor brought a smile to many more as he arranged a chartered plane to help 150 stranded women laborers of Odisha who were working in Kerala.
The workers had resigned from their jobs in the garment factory in Kochi in the hope to reach home. The women belonged to Kendrapura town in Odisha. The actor came to their rescue airlifted the women from Kochi on Friday morning in a chartered flight. Along with the women, ten more migrant workers who were working in a plywood factory were also transported.
The actor, under his mission of ‘Ghar Bhejo’, has successfully helped the stranded migrant workers to reach their homes in states like Rajasthan, Karnataka, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. The actor is also active on Twitter where he responds to various other requests. He is reportedly being helped by family members and close friends in his mission. A few members from the film fraternity have also helped him.
Source: Zoom Entertainment