Sunday, October 17, 2021

Telangana village builds a Sonu Sood Temple: ‘I don’t deserve,’ says actor





Film actor Sonu Sood now has a temple built in Telangana in recognition of his philanthropic work. A humbled Sood has tweeted, he “doesn’t deserve” the honour.

People of Dubba Tanda village in Andhra Pradesh’s Siddipet district have built a temple and inaugurated it on Sunday with aarti and folk songs.

Giri Kondal Reddy, a Zilla Parishad member said the sculpture is in recognition of his work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sonu caught nation’s attention with his work in migrants crisis, helping them reach home, during Coronavirus pandemic. He later penned a book, titled I am No Messiah.

Sood and his team rolled out a toll-free number and a WhatsApp helpline to connect with the workers and arrange transportation for those desperate to reach their homes. Later, he arranged food, buses, trains and even chartered flights for stranded migrants.

Milee Ashwarya, publisher, Ebury Publishing and Vintage Publishing, Penguin Random House, said the book will bring together the story of Sood’s amazing journey – “of people who were suddenly left without security and livelihood; of hope and the feeling of oneness that binds us all together”


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