Courtesy : Sonu Sood
Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has turned into a messiah for hundreds of people during the lockdown.
However despite his philanthropic work, some netizens targetted the actor for allegedly running a PR stunt in the name of helping the needy. It all started when Sonu responded to a Twitterati’s cry for help as the user’s son needed to undergo an open heart surgery.
“Tomorrow your son will be admitted to SRCC Hospital Mumbai. Surgery will be scheduled this week” the actor replied.
This raised suspicion in the eyes of many netizens as the user had not mentioned any contact information or tagged Sonu in her tweet.
Netizens were quick to tag Sonu’s philanthropic work as fake and a PR stunt.
Among many others, a user wrote: “New twitter A/c. Only 2-3 followers. One Tweet. Never tagged Sonu Sood. No location mentioned. No contact details. No email address. But Sonu Sood somehow found the Tweet and offered help.Most of the earlier handles who sought help deleted their tweets .This is how PR team works.”
To this, Sonu Sood responded by sharing a picture of an excel sheet and wrote: “That’s the best part brother.I find a needy & they somehow find me. It’s about
“INTENTIONS”, but u won’t understand.Tom patient will be in SRCC Hospital kindly do ur bit. Send some fruits for him.Someone with 2-3 followers will be happy to get some love from a man with followers”
During the lockdown, Sonu helped the migrant workers from every corner of the country to travel back to their homes safely.
Besides helping migrant workers, Sonu has been offering help to the needy who approach him via social media.