During the time of the pandemic, out of many privileged people, only a few were seen helping others in terms of financial help or providing them the necessities. However, actor Sonu Sood made several headlines during the lockdown period for helping the underprivileged people.
Sonu Sood has helped almost 7 Lakh people so far and is continuing to help more. He recently launched an app where unemployed people can learn new skills and find a suitable job for themselves. Along with that, earlier he had helped migrants workers to return to their hometowns and also facilitated surgeries for the ones who couldn’t afford the hefty amounts to pay for it.
Even after doing so much for the people, netizens couldn’t stop themselves from trolling and hating Sonu Sood for such a tremendous social work he did in the past months. In conversation with Barkha Dutt on Mojo Story, the actor opened up about the hate he’s getting and responded to those who claim him to be a fraud.
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He said, “For those who claim that I am not doing anything, my reply is that I have a database of 7,03,246 people whom I have helped and whose addresses, phone numbers, Aadhar card numbers I have. All the students whom I have helped to come from abroad, I have all their details. I don’t want to clarify but I have the data. Instead of trolling me, go out and help someone.”
He was also asked about how he deals with being targeted online and questioned about his work to which he said that once as a child he heard a story about a sadhu (godman) and he went on narrating the story. In the end, he said, that his reply to trolls is that they may be doing it because it is their profession, and they are being paid for it. So, it doesn’t affect him and he will continue doing what he does.