New Delhi: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, who came into the limelight for helping migrant workers reach his home, dismissed all allegations that he wanted to enter politics. He said that what he is doing, he is doing ‘completely with love’. Actors are arranging transportation for thousands of labourers anxious to return home and are being given the title of Messiah of Migrant Workers.
Sood told news agency PTI, “I have nothing to do with politics.” I am doing this because of my love for workers. I want to help them meet their family. He estimates that he has helped 18 thousand to 20 thousand workers to return to their home states of Odisha, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.”
Sood said, “I wish that every labourer should keep working till he reaches his home. The journey will continue with full enthusiasm. No one should remain homeless. We want them to reach their homes safely. He was stopped from meeting the workers on Monday night by the police outside Bandra Terminus.”
The 46-year-old actor, who came to Mumbai from Moga in Punjab, has made his mark with films like ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Jodha Akbar’. Sonu met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray who praised the workers for helping them get home. Sanjay Raut, the ruling Shiv Sena MP in Maharashtra, criticized him whether the BJP had pushed him to help the workers in the midst of lockdown so as to tarnish the government’s image.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has praised Sood for working for the workers. Sood said, ‘I love him because I too came to Mumbai as a migrant. One day I boarded the train and reached here. Everyone dreams of a good future in the metropolis.”