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'Million times more satisfying than being part of any 100 cr film': Sonu Sood on saving lives amid COVID-19 crisis

10:32 AM Apr 28, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Bollywood star and humanitarian Sonu Sood, who recently recovered from the novel coronavirus, took a subtle dig at Bollywood actors who are busy with their films amid the ongoing pandemic.

Calling out those who are working on films that make up to Rs 100 crores at the box office, Sonu took to Twitter and wrote, “In the middle of night, after making numerous calls if u r able to get beds for needy, oxygen for some people n save few lives, I swear it's million times more satisfying than being a part of any 100cr film. We can't sleep when people are in front of hospitals waiting for a bed.”

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Sonu’s tweet comes after scores of Bollywood celebs were called out for being ignorant and insensitive amid the ongoing second wave of COVID-19, as they jetted off for vacations and stepping out in the name of essentials.

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On Saturday Sonu gave his fans a glimmer of hope in their fight against COVID and urged people to stand in unity with each other.

The 47-year-old actor took to his Twitter handle and tweeted, "Can't sleep.. In the middle of night when my phone rings, all I can hear is a desperate voice pleading to save his/her loved ones. We are living in tough times but tomorrow is going to be better, just hold your reigns tight. Together we will win. Just we need some more hands."

Sonu, who has been in the limelight because of his philanthropic work, on April 17 was added to the list of Bollywood celebrities to be diagnosed with COVID-19 after Manish Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal, Govinda, Bhumi Pednekar, Aamir Khan, among others. He finally recovered from the deadly virus on April 23.

On a related note, the 'Dabangg' actor took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Apollo Hospital, in Punjab on April 7. The actor took to his social media accounts to share a picture from the hospital.

Along with getting vaccinated against the deadly infection, the actor had also launched 'Sanjeevani - A Shot of Life', an initiative to encourage people to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and raising awareness about the inoculation drive in the country.

He recently also got a critically ill Covid-19 patient airlifted in an air ambulance from Nagpur to Hyderabad, to get a special treatment done.

Separately, on the film front, Sonu recently announced a new movie titled 'Kisaan', to be directed by E Niwas and backed by filmmaker Raaj Shaandilyaa. Apart from that, he will also be featured in Chiranjeevi-starrer upcoming Telugu movie 'Acharya'.

Sonu will also be seen in Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Prithviraj', which is slated to release on November 5, this year.

Watch: COVID-19 negative Sonu Sood obliges for a selfie with flight attendant at Mumbai airport

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