From Villian On Silver Screen To Superhero In Reality: Sonu Sood Rises As The Beacon Of Hope

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Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonu Sood is the actor who has rose to become the real life superhero.

The actor who is best known for portraying negative for roles in films is being hailed for turning into a messiah for thousands of migrant labourers during the lockdown.

But this is not the first time that the actor has extended a helping hand. “My mom and dad were the major inspirational pillars of my life. They taught me that you’re successful only if you’re able to help someone,” Sonu told YourStory.

Sood has been a part of the film fraternity for the past two-decade and has starred in blockbuster movies like
Simmba, alongside Ranveer Singh, Happy New Year, alongside Shah Rukh Khan, and Kung Fu Yoga, alongside international actor Jackie Chan.

In the year 2016, the Dabangg actor launched his own production house called Shakti Sagar Productions, named after his late father.

Even though he has an active career in the B-town, he has always been a social activist and philanthropist. In the past, Sood has been their for the underprivileged and has initiated a number of initiatives. He has lent his voice for numerous causes including the battle against the drug addiction in his native state Punjab.

In order to help acid-attack survivors, in 2016, the actor launched Saroj initiative, named after his mother.

In 2019, Sonu organised travel and stay for a team of differently-abled students who competed at the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Unified Badminton Championship in Bangkok.

Talking about his routine during the lockdown, Sonu told that “Now my day is no longer 18 hours; it’s almost 20 to 22 hours long. We hardly sleep because there’s just so much to do.”

Under his “Ghar Bhejo” initiative, Sonu along with his childhood friend and restauranteur, Neeti Goel, and their team have safely sent more than 18,000 migrant workers back to their homes. That too in less than a month.

The “Ghar Bhejo” initiative is powered by Lala Bhagwandas Trust and is supported by Khaana Chahiye which is a movement aimed to put an end to hunger during the lockdown.