“Happy and grateful”: Sonu Sood on being honoured by Spicejet

The love and respect I’m getting cannot be equaled by my work. Lots of duas, prayers and best wishes are working, said a deeply moved Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood (Photo Courtesy: Social Media)
Sonu Sood (Photo Courtesy: Social Media)

Subhash K Jha

An entire SpiceJet aircraft has been painted with a message praising Sonu Sood  for his philanthropic work. The  message reads, “A Salute To The  Saviour Sonu Sood.”

Sounding deeply  moved  Sonu Sood says, “It’s phenemonal…the whole experience of seeing myself  painted on an aircraft…I’ve never seen anything like this.  I hope I’ve done something to deserve  this. The love and respect I’m getting cannot be equaled by my work. Lots of duas prayers and best wishes are working.  Otherwise so many other people try to help the needy. They don’t get the love I’m getting.”

Sonu Sood  remembers coming to Mumbai without  the money to  buy himself an air ticket.  “I remember coming from  my home town Moga in  Punjab to Mumbai in train without reservation. In the middle of  the night when I was sitting in a corner of that train a man came to me and said, ‘Mumbai is not an easy city to live in.’ I remember telling him , ‘I am  going to Mumbai with my  parents’ blessings. I will make it happen.’ When today this happens I believe  my parents’ prayers did the trick.”

Sonu Sood misses his parents’ presence specially during these moments of triumph. “I hope they  are watching this. I want them to know it’s happening only  because  of them. They are my guiding angels. I  wish they were here to see their son’s face on that  aircraft.”

Every day the number of the needy asking for favours increases. How does Sonu Sood deal with nuisance demands, like guys asking him to meet their girlfriends during the lockdown or a guy  desirous of Sood  arranging his marriage?  “I deal with it  humorously, lightly. No person reaching out to me for help should feel insulted, no matter how far-fetched  the  demand. I am really happy and grateful. I feel I am on  the  right path.’

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