Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, who was hailed as the ‘messiah’ of migrant workers during the lockdown, has suddenly turned into a fraudster for a section of netizens.
Recently, a Twitter user claimed that tweets asking Sonu for help during the lockdown period have suddenly disappeared from the actor’s social media handle.
Also, the Twitter accounts from which the SOS messages were sent to Sonu have been deleted.
After this revelation, netizens have labelled Sonu as the ‘biggest scam of 2020.’
Soon, social media users started trolling the actor for fooling people and termed his actions as a PR stunt.
Here’s how the netizens reacted:
ध्यान से देखिए कैसे propagandaचल रहा था सोशल मीडिया पर।
सभी मदद मांगने वाले ट्वीट गायब हो गए है और यहा तक कि उनके ट्वीटर एकाउंट भी गायब है।
— NationFirst#SAFFRON (@Nationfirst0012) September 18, 2020
Is this true? So all the elaborate help tweets were just a charade? https://t.co/BEeWz2Ggqe
— Shefali Vaidya. (@ShefVaidya) September 19, 2020
I am shouting since days
— NEEL (@nto1927) September 18, 2020
Looks like Sonu sood is the latest scam .. 🏃♀️
— #AllLivesMatter (@ExSecular) September 19, 2020
Alarming if true. Very easy to play with emotions of Indian public – Many religious gurus and politicians have been doing it till now – But didnt expect from #SonuSood
— Ratnesh K Jain (@ratneshkjain) September 19, 2020
2020 biggest scam. 😧 https://t.co/E2hWqI0XRF
— Vivek _Agarwal (@Vivek_garg_01) September 19, 2020
After he took up the task of arranging transport for stranded migrants, the actor became a household name.
He helped people return home via road, railways and flights too. He airlifted students who were stuck abroad and even helped the unemployed get a job during the crisis.