Sonu Sood has been selflessly working for people ever since the COVID-19 hit the nation. The actor who is helping people in every which way possible still have a very soft space in his heart of the film fertility.
Recently while talking to Bollywood Hungama he said, “Of course, every human life matters. And if I had my way, I wouldn’t allow a single life to be lost. Having said that, I do belong first and foremost to the film fraternity. And it causes me a lot of pain to see so many daily-wage earners from our industry suffering and jobless. We are doing our best for them. COVID-19 has claimed the livelihoods of so many, and our industry wasn’t spared either.”
Knowing that the cases have decreased and Government lifted the lockdown the actor said, “[I’m] so happy that the shooting is resuming. But let’s not get carried away. Let’s stick to the guidelines that will be put out. The number of people on the set should not exceed the Covid guideline and I think we should avoid intimate scenes, at least for now.”
The Dabbang actor requested the film federation and associations that work for the benefit of the thousands of workers in the industry to set up a medical fund for the workers.
“There should be a fund for medical emergencies and for those workers who retire, prematurely or otherwise. Who would have imagined that a catastrophe like COVID-19 would fall on us so suddenly? We should learn a lesson from this experience. There should always be some funds laid aside for such emergencies,” he said.
Sonu has a suggestion. “All those actors, producers and directors who have prospered from the film industry, why don’t they contribute regularly to welfare fund for daily wage-earners in the film industry? That’s the only way to survive a crisis. Even if it is a bit late, why can’t the empowered financially privileged section of the industry look out for those in our fraternity who are vulnerable to sudden financial crises?”
Meanwhile, recently it was reported that Sonu announced free coaching scholarships for those aspiring to join civil services. He twitted as saying, “Karni hai IAS ki tayyari…Hum lenge aapki zimmedari (want to prepare for IAS…we will take the responsibility). Thrilled to announce the launch of ‘SAMBHAVAM’. A @SoodFoundation & @diyanewdelhi initiative.”
One can register on Sood Foundation by visiting – www.soodcharityfoundation.org.