Actor Sonu Sood had come to the rescue of thousands of migrant workers during the pandemic induced lockdown by arranging buses for them to go back home. One such beholden fan has exalted him to the status of a God and shared a video of himself praying to the actor, Hindustan Times (HT) reported.
A humbled Sonu said that his place is in the hearts of people and not at the altar. “Meri jagah yahaan nahi… Sirf aapke dilon mein honi chahiye (My place is not here… I should have a place in your hearts),” he tweeted in response to the fan.
Another feather was added to his cap on Monday when Sonu was appointed as the Punjab state icon by the Election Commission of India. It’s been an honor that cannot be expressed in words. Humbled,” he tweeted in response.
Earlier, in an interview with Hindustan Times, Sonu said that he does not think of himself as a ‘national hero’, as he is just doing his bit. “I don’t know how to react because I don’t think I am a national hero. It started very simply with me being worried about the plight of all the migrants, who were unable to reach their homes. I am touched by the outpouring of love and blessings for me but I just think that I am doing my bit and everyone should do it. It is easy to appreciate me or my mission but I urge others to do the same,” he said.