Sonu Sood Photograph:( Twitter )
He had earlier launched a tollfree helpline number for migrants.
Sonu Sood has been at the forefront helping migrants in India reach their hometowns amid coronavirus outbreak as nationwide lockdown left them jobless. From arranging buses to help these poor migrants to launching a toll free helpline number where they can reach out to his team that is working tirelessly to make them reach their homes; Sonu Sood has won massive respect from people.
Now, in yet another hero-like gesture, the Bollywood actor has airlifted 177 girls who have been stuck in Ernakulam, Kerala amid the lockdown. These girls were employed at a local textile factory where they were to embroider and stitch but as the factory closed down, they found themselves without a roof above their head and no job to sustain them of their basic needs.
As quoted in a report, a source close to the actor said, “Sonu was informed about the same by a close friend from Bhubaneswar and he decided to take charge of the situation and do his best for the girls. He started the process by taking several permissions from the government to have Kochi and Bhubaneswar airport to be operated." Sonu Sood trends on Twitter as fans laud the actor for helping migrant workers
The source added, "A special aircraft has been called from Bangalore to airlift these girls from Kochi who will be now taken to Bhubaneswar so they can finally reunite with their families. The duration from Bhubaneswar to their village is going to be 2 hours and soon after finishing their journey, the girls will be heading back home.”