Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has been in the news ever since the coronavirus lockdown began for helping migrant workers reach home and providing food and jobs to the needy people. He has emerged out as the true hero in this time of distress.
Many people applauded him for his noble deed but now the actor has been labeled as ‘fraud’ by a section of netizens after the tweets of people asking Sonu for help went missing.
Now, the actor has finally spoken about being called a fraud. Sonu Sood told Mojo Story,
“I heard a story as a child. A sadhu (godman) had a magnificent horse and a daaku asked him to give the horse to him. The sadhu refused and went ahead. In the jungle, he saw an elderly man who could barely walk. He offered the horse to the old man. The moment he sat on the horse, he revealed himself to be the daaku and started getting away. The holy man stopped him and said that you can take the horse but don’t tell anyone how you took my horse because then people will stop believing in doing good deeds. That is my reply to trolls, you may be doing it because it is your profession, you are being paid for it. It doesn’t affect me and I will continue doing what I do.”
For those calling him a fraud for his public work, Sonu said,
“For those who claim that I am not doing anything, my reply is that I have a database of 7,03,246 people whom I have helped and whose addresses, phone numbers, Aadhar card numbers I have. All the students whom I have helped to come from abroad, I have all their details. I don’t want to clarify but I have the data. Instead of trolling me, go out and help someone.”
Quite a befitting response!