Photo Credit: Courtesy Sonu Sood

Heroes India15. June 2020

“I’ll Help You Get Back Home,” Bollywood Star Tells Stranded Migrants

Bollywood star Sonu Sood is helping thousands of migrants across India return home after being left stranded and workless amid the coronavirus lockdown. Instead of the dreadfully long journeys by foot or bike, the actor puts them on a bus, train, or plane.

Millions of migrant workers have had to endure walking or biking hundreds or even thousands of miles to make it back to their hometowns, with many dying from exhaustion or accidents – motivating Sood to step in.

The celebrity has already helped 20,000 migrants to date through his “Ghar Bhejo” – or Send Them Home – project, saying this is “the most important time in my life”, adding, “I thought I would help a few hundreds, then I thought a few thousands and then I thought I would help everyone… this is my duty now.”

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