Here’s How Sonu Sood Reacted To Accusations Of ‘Fake’ Philanthropic Work
New Delhi: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood emerged as the ‘messiah’ for migrant workers during the period of nationwide lockdown owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. He has been selflessly extending a helping hand and sending home lakhs of migrants, helping thousands of stranded students across geographies abroad, providing free education and medical facilities to young children and many more.
The ‘Dabbang’ actor has also been conferred with the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the UNDP.
However, a recent social media post by the ‘Happy New Year’ actor led many people to believe that Sonu Sood’s charity work is nothing more than a PR stunt.
A Twitter user Snehal Misal shared a tweet, “Hi Sonu Sir My son is affected with pulmonary stenosis where his body can’t take 100% of oxygen his oxygen level drops to 30% Pedeatric cardiologist has suggested for open heart surgery as early as possible so please kindly help out us in this critical situation”
Sonu retweeted saying, “Tomorrow your son will be admitted to SRCC Hospital Mumbai. Surgery will be scheduled this week”
This particular tweet gave rise to many speculations as people targeted the ‘Simmba’ actor saying that Snehal joined Twitter a few days back and questioned how come Sood find his tweet when the user did not even tag him.
Sonu Sood took to his Twitter and shared receipts as proof to clear his name. The ‘Jodhaa Akbar; actor tweeted, “That’s the best part brother.I find a needy & they somehow find me. It’s about “INTENTIONS”, but u won’t understand.Tom patient will be in SRCC Hospital kindly do ur bit. Send some fruits for him.Someone with 2-3 followers will be happy to get some love from a man with followers.”
Here’s how Netizens reacted on the entire controversy:
Last month, Sonu Sood was honoured with the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), for helping thousands of migrant workers reach home during lockdown.
Apart from arranging transportation facilities for migrant workers to help them reach homes during lockdown, Sonu also looked after the educational needs of underprivileged students. He recently launched an initiative to provide full scholarships for higher education to students facing financial challenges.
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