Sonu Sood talks about internet hosting a brand new documentary, ‘Bharat Ke Mahaveer’, and the way he manages to stability his movie profession with social work
Sonu Sood will not be an unfamiliar identify within the movie business. As an actor, he has gained fame and success in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, Punjabi and even Mandarin movies. Now as a humanitarian, he has garnered love and respect from scores of individuals throughout the nation. From offering transport to migrant labourers to serving to them with monetary help, Sonu has stored himself busy through the lockdown.
He’s additionally co-host of a three-part documentary, Bharat Ke Mahaveer, that showcases tales of 12 individuals who have helped their communities through the pandemic. Hosted by Sonu Sood and Dia Mirza, the documentary gave Sonu the chance to debate with the mahaveers (courageous women and men) how they helped their communities in these testing occasions. “Should you need to do one thing good for the society, nothing can cease you. It was fairly a studying expertise for me as effectively,” says Sonu over telephone.
With the launch of his job portal, Pravasi Rojgar, he has modified the lives of numerous individuals for the higher. “They [migrant workers] have by no means had their very own id”, says the actor-turned-humanitarian, whereas discussing the migrant disaster through the pandemic.
The actor says he has realised the best way to use social media platforms correctly to assist him join with individuals in dire conditions. Utilizing the platform to achieve out to individuals who in any other case gained’t be capable to get in contact with him, he’s related with over 2 lakh individuals resolving points associated to jobs, transportation and surgical procedures, provides Sonu. Going ahead, the portal will upskill the candidates and prepare them to safe the job they want to have.
The actor says that balancing his movie profession with social work has been difficult however a blessed expertise. “Individuals collect across the set when I’m filming and inform me their issues, I assist them between photographs,” says Sonu.
Lately, throughout a shoot with Telugu celebrity Chiranjeevi, the 2 actors joked about how battle scenes felt fallacious due to Sonu’s off-screen persona — of samaritan. He recollects one such shoot the place the director re-shot many scenes to invert his on-screen notion of a villain, to keep away from backlash from the actor’s followers.
Bharat Ke Mahaveer airs each Saturday and Sunday on Discovery Channel and is obtainable on Discovery Plus.