Sonu Sood has emerged as a real-life superhero for many people during the tough times of pandemic. While many praise his selfless efforts many question his deeds and troll him for being fake. Most of the time Sonu ignores the backlash however when the district magistrate refuted Sonu’s philanthropy, he had to respond.
For the unversed, Sonu’s team has been helping a needy man get a hospital bed in a district in Odisha. However, the district magistrate Ganjam district tweeted in response, “We don’t received (sic.) any communication from @SoodFoundation or @SonuSood. Requested patient is in Home isolation and stable. No bed issues @BrahmapurCorp is monitoring it. @CMO_Odish.”
On which Sonu responded, “Sir, We never claimed that we approached you, it’s the needy who approached us and we arranged the bed for him, attached are the chats for your reference. Ur office is doing a great job & u can double check that we had helped him too. Have DM you his contact details. Jai hind.”
Recently while talking to Spotboye Sonu Sood spoke about why he thought it necessary to respond to this particular tweet. The actor was quoted as saying, “The denial (of the effort made to get a hospital bed for the Ganjam citizen) came from a responsible government officer. It was therefore something I had to take seriously. I did not want any miscommunication or any misunderstanding with the Adminstration. I am sure they are doing their utmost to help the people of their district. However this person did approach us with an SOS for a hospital bed. And we did arrange it, but not to be one-up on the Adminstration.”
He feels that the human ego should be the last consideration in these times, “We are all this together. Whether the helping hand comes from the Administration or an individual an Indian citizen like me, it is all part of the same endeavor to help the distressed during these critical times. This is no occasion for one-upmanship, Maine kiya, nahin maine kiya…all this is meaningless right now”, said the actor.
Sonu Sood also clears, “Those who think I am a fraud or a fake are welcome to think so. I am not doing what I am to make a name for myself. I am doing what every Indian should be doing right now.”