By Sourabha Parida
Bhubaneswar, May 30: Those all who play heroic characters on-screen are not real life heroes many times though audience think so. Real heroes are those who appear as God-sent to save the populace at a time of crisis.
Standing by needy people at grassroots level, on-screen villain Sonu Sood, who failed to wear the hat of hero in Indian cinema but emerged as the dreaded bad boy of the decade in Bollywood, has earned appreciation nationwide.
The actor on Friday airlifted over 170 migrant Odias, including 148 girls, stranded in Kerala to the state capital Bhubaneswar in a special flight amid the coronavirus lockdown.
Sonu has been arranging transport for stranded migrant labourers to ensure transport to their native places from different parts of the country for which Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh have praised him.
During the lockdown he hogged the spot light by arranging buses to transport stranded migrant labourers to their homes in Karnataka. Then he took permission from the Uttar Pradesh Government to send workers back home from Wadala in Mumbai as well as to states like Jharkhand and Bihar. The actor also provided meal kits to the workers.
Moreover, he personally oversees the transport arrangements of the migrants going to the bus terminus.
Ever since news reports broke out about Sood arranging transportation for migrant workers to their hometowns, his social media timeline has been receiving numerous requests from people stranded in various corners of the country urging him to send them home. And the actor is not disappointing anybody.
In April the Dabangg star had offered his Juhu hotel for stay of healthcare workers including doctors, nurses and the para medical staff .
The actor had also provided meal kits, water and other basic needs to thousands of migrants daily amidst Ramzan.
*Images source- Sonu Sood’s Instagram.