If you don’t already know, Sonu Sood is the new talk of the town and well, he should be. The Bollywood actor has been using his influence to help the migrant workers go back home who were stranded in the cities. He has been doing his best to help out the needy and thanks to him many migrants workers as well as others have been able to reach home safe.. Now a few fans of Sonu Sood have decided to honour him by putting up a large hoarding of him at a busy crossroad in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
In a video shared on Twitter, a few men could be seen decorating the area around the hoarding with flowers and making designs on road with chalk. “Corona fighter king Sonu Sood,” the hoarding read. Apart from the actor, Odia actor Sabyasachi Mishra was also named corona fighter king and actor Rani Panda was named corona fighter queen. “Sabya, rani panda and Sonu were worshipped in the capital,” read the tweet. Sonu reacted to the post and wrote, “This is so sweet.. but I don’t deserve this just your love and wishes keep us alive.” Sonu recently came to the rescue of 167 migrants stuck in Kerala by arranging a special chartered flight to help them reach their home in Odisha.
The group, comprising on 147 women and 20 men, were airlifted by an Air Asia chartered flight from Kochi to the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar. Amid the nationwide lockdown, the Odia women, most of whom were engaged in stitching and embroidery work in the textile sector in Kerala, had been trying to return for last several weeks and finally their plight was posted by someone on Twitter, which led to Sood’s help. Initially, it was proposed to bring back the young women by bus or train but Sood offered to send them in a special plane, said an airline official. “When I decided to come forward in support of these migrant workers who have been stranded, all that I had in my mind was how I can help reunite them with their families and homes,” Sonu had said in a statement.