As all of India continues to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic Sonu Sood
has undoubtedly become a messiah for many. For the past couple of weeks, Sonu Sood has stepped in to help migrant workers reach their home safe and secure. Sood has arranged buses and other means of transport alongside food packets.
On Thursday the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari thanked and applauded Sonu Sood for his relentless work. The official Twitter handle of the Maharashtra government tweeted writing, "Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari called up actor, filmstar @SonuSood and complimented him for his dedicated work in facilitating the safe transportation of migrant people from various states to their home states."
The Dabbang actor soon responded to the official tweet and wrote, “Thank u so much sir. Your words inspire me to work harder. Will continue working for the migrant brothers and sisters till we unite them with their families. Honoured."
Sonu Sood is best known for his roles in films like Singh is Kinng, Simbaa and Dabbang. Previously Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani also thanked Sonu Sood for his selfless service to migrants. Irani called Sood a true friend on her twitter feed.
Earlier this week Sonu Sood also started a helpline number aimed at migrants workers. Sood said, "I was getting a lot of calls... thousands of calls everyday. My family and friends were busy collecting the data then we realised we might miss out on a lot of people who we will not be able to approach us. So we decided to open this call centre, it is a toll free number."
"We have a dedicated team working on it, trying to reach out to maximum people and contact each and every person. We don't know how many people we will be able to help but we will try," he added.