MUMBAI: Actor Sonu Sood has launched a toll-free number (18001213711) and a WhatsApp number (9321472118) to help migrant workers reach their home, amid coronavirus lockdown.
“I was getting…thousands of calls every day….my family and friends were busy collecting the data…we decided to open this call centre,” he said. “We have a dedicated team…trying to reach out to maximum people,” Sonu added.
चलो घर छोड़ आऊँ❣️ pic.twitter.com/LlSyZpQMUu— sonu sood (@SonuSood) May 26, 2020
Moved by the plight of troubled migrants walking several miles without food and water to reach their home, he arranged buses for migrant workers, who were stuck in Mumbai amid lockdown.
Union Minister Smriti Irani and several other renowned names to twitter their twitter handle to thank and praise actor Sonu Sood for helping the migrant workers to return to their hometowns safely.
I’ve had the privilege of knowing you as a professional colleague for over 2 decades now @SonuSood & celebrated your rise as an actor ;but the kindness you have displayed in these challenging times makes me prouder still 🙏thank you for helping those in need🙏🙏 https://t.co/JcpoZRIr8M— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) May 24, 2020
A big salute to you @SonuSood for your heroic efforts in making sure stranded migrant workers get to reach their homes. 🙏🏻👌🏻— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 25, 2020
सोनू सूद इस आपदाकाल मे अलग-अलग राज्य प्रवासियों को उनके गृह प्रदेश भेजने के लिए दिन-रात कार्यरत है.. @SonuSood सोनू आपदाकाल में किए गए कार्यों के लिए देश में याद किए जाएँगे..@Umeshnni top work brother man 🇮🇳✅🙏 pic.twitter.com/Dt3gOqfIwz— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 27, 2020
During these dark times, there are so many individuals who have become our guiding light. As a part of #OurHeroes, Im creating dishes and naming after some inspiring ones. Highest gratitude I can express. @SonuSood (MOGA) @ManMundra (LEELA) ..soon to follow @RanaAyyub @BDUTT pic.twitter.com/RdfTfpkTMz— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) May 24, 2020
Sonu Sood is an Indian film actor, model, and producer who acts predominantly in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Punjabi films.