By Arré Bench May. 12, 2020
Walking migrants gave him sleepless nights, said actor Sonu Sood. He arranged for 10 buses to ferry 350 migrant workers stranded in Maharashtra to their homes in Karnataka.
Bollywood celebrities are posting images from their houses and farmhouses, trying separately to stay relevant during the pandemic. Many have made donations and many more have participated in online concerts to raise funds against our ongoing fight against Covdi-19. Actor Sonu Sood has gone the extra mile.
Sood, who had earlier donated over 1,500 PPE kits to doctors in Punjab, opened up his Mumbai hotel for accommodation of medical staff, and fed thousands of underprivileged kids in Bhiwandi, has stepped up once again to help stranded migrants by arranging 10 buses and helping 350 of them to travel from Maharashtra to Karnataka after obtaining permission from both the state governments.
“The Maharashtra government officials were very helpful in terms of organising the paperwork and a special mention to the Karnataka government for welcoming the migrants back home. It was really moving for me to watch these migrants walking on roads including the little kids and old parents. I shall continue doing the same for other states as well to the best of my abilities,” Sonu said in a statement.