On Tuesday, the B-town star, Sonu Sood announced that he has launched a toll free number to facilitate migrants to reach their home.
Seeing the tragic situation of migrant workers who are walking several miles without food and water to reach their home, Sonu made it his responsibility to facilitate several buses for workers stuck far away from their home in this nationwide lockdown.
The 46-year old actor tweeted, “If you are in Mumbai and want to go home, please call on this number. And tell us – How many of your are there? What’s your current location? And where do you want to go? Me and my team will try to help as much as possible.”
Soon after that tweet, people started showering bundles of love and appreciation for the actor. The “Singham” actor Ajay Devgan praised him for his efforts and wrote, “The sensitive nature of the work that you are doing with sending migrant workers back to their homes safely is exemplary. More strength to you, Sonu.”
Responding to his tweet, Ajay wrote, “Words from you give me more power and encourages me to work harder.”
Recently Sood talked about launching the toll free number to PTI. He said,” I was getting a lot of calls… thousands of calls every day. 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.
Last month, the kind actor offered his hotel in Mumbai to healthcare professionals. In a Instagram post, he wrote, “In the tough times that we have been living and to support the national heroes who have been working tirelessly day and night, I open my hotel in Juhu for all the healthcare workers. Considering the mammoth duty these heroes are doing right now, this is the least we can do for them. We are all in this together, let’s all come forward and support them.”