Political colour assumes as Sonu Sood emerges Covid-19 hero


“Vadala bommali vadala”. When Sonu Sood as ‘Pasupathi’ mouthed the dialogue in the movie ‘Arundhati’ it gave goose bumps. Soon, it had become a rage and a staple dialogue for many people across the two states.

Now, the deadly spectre of corona seems to have taken the Pasupathi role. The world’s most feared villain ‘coronavirus’ is driving a chill in the spine of people killing them by the dozens. Covid-19 is refusing to die down saying
“Ninnu vadala”. The pandemic is the most despised rogue, real evildoer and lethal. It shows no compassion.

Flus, plagues and diseases are familiar villains in human history, but they bring out the best of character in people. While Covid-19 is wreaking havoc with peoples lives, the pandemic brought out the best in Sonu Sood. The hero in him far outweighed the ‘reel villain’ in him.

First, he had offered his Juhu Hotel in Mumbai for the frontline warriors including the doctors, nurses and the para-medical staff to stay there.
“We can collectively win this fight against Covid-19,” were the soothing words of Sonu Sood. After offering his Juhu hotel to healthcare workers, Sonu Sood has taken up another Herculean task – feeding 45,000 people daily in Mumbai.

Sood seems to have a soft corner for people of two Telugu states. The actor, who played several negative shades in Telugu big hits like Julayi, Athadu, Ek Niranjan, Super, Kandireega, Abhinetri not to forget Arundhati, stretched his helping hand in these cruel times when even kind words are difficult to come by.

In a gesture to give back to the Telugu people who have patronised him for decades, Sood had gifted a tractor to a farmer in Chittoor district. After a netizen sent a video of two young girls ploughing the fields with a yoke, Sood came forward to help the farmer’s family by gifting a tractor.

With more than 1 lakh total confirmed cases and a total of 1,148 Covid-19 deaths, Andhra Pradesh has been India’s one of the top-most affected states. In this scenario, Sood has emerged as an unlikely hero for his ongoing efforts to help people in Andhra Pradesh. His efforts have highlighted the incompetence of the Andhra Pradesh government to come to the rescue of people in the state.

Two days after gifting the tractor’s family in Andhra Pradesh, Sood has responded to a video sent to his Twitter handle. The video showed a techie selling vegetables in Hyderabad after she lost her job due the coronavirus outbreak. Responding to the video, Sonu Sood offered a job.
Sonu Sood has earned immense praise for providing help to the farmer’s family, the techie vegetable seller, frontline warriors in Mumbai and stranded migrant workers in Maharashtra.

Hyderabad is India’s major IT hub only after Bengaluru. K T Rama Rao is the IT minister. It is unfortunate that a techie had to sell vegetables on the street in a city that is known to be the citadel of the IT industry and reflects the utter failure of the IT ministry to safeguard the interests of the techies.

While Sood is reaching out to people in both the states, discordant voices are attaching political motives to the actor. The actor, known to be a BJP sympathiser, has drawn criticism from certain political quarters for his gesture. Rattled by the ‘generosity’ of Sood, some political parties sought to draw a BJP link to his help to people in the two Telugu states even as the saffron party is looking to gain a foothold in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The central BJP leadership also appointed new BJP presidents in the two states. Some leaders called Sood as a BJP stooge which is unfortunate. The actor had faced similar assault in Maharashtra from Shiv Sena, once the BJP ally. What are the YSRCP and TRS leaders insecure about?

This reminds one of the famous quote, “Those who can do, those who cannot criticise.”

Kudos to Sonu Sood. Your gesture is quite soothing in these times when human values have hit the nadir. May his tribe grow.

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  1. Ktr stop your smart speeches laced with wit and show the grit to rein in IT firms that lay off people in this crisis situation. How an IT minister not formulate a policy to safeguard techies at during this pandemic. Wake up, dude

      • No where did Chary mention the word order. Well, if the kcr govt can fix treatment rates that private hospitals charge covid patients, surely it can advise the tech firms to be more humane. Private hospitals also are doing business like IT firms. Can the govt order property owners not to demand rent from tents? Kcr had actually threatened the owners that the government will slap police cases against property owners if the demand rent. Is there a legislation? Under what act can kcr govt can threaten the property owners with police cases? Epidemic act? Kcr threat hold no legal ground. So, in this context it firms can also be advised to go slow and act humanely

        • Mr. Rao , COVID , rents are different from IT. They cannot say anything to business , just can beg or seek help . Who will pay to IT firms to pay to the employees . If that is the case. Just ask modi to give diesel, petrol for rs 50-60 , they are getting at 26-27 after processing. . Order pizza guys to deliver for 50 rs. Why 100 just costs 15-16 rs . Wake up man , in this India no body helps others. Except just 1-2% people with great difficulty . I already mentioned Sindhi got 10 cr ( money and lands , jobs ) she gave just 10 L to each state , Sabia 2 cr. , I don’t what she gave from her vallet . Wake up man.

          • also pls enlighten us if kcr can fix treatment charges on private hospitals which i think is a good decision as they fleece the patients. But pvt hospitals also do business. There are several old retired people who solely survive on rent money. What about them. No body said the govt should order IT Firms to retain staff. Just as you said, the govt should at least send an advisory note. We all know that IT firms large revenues cone from US and European markets. If things are globally not good it will naturally impact IT firms. The tech firms lose projects. In turn, it will have a direct bearing on techies. Raju, I dont your intelligence. Thanks anyway. I am awake. We are asking the govt to wake up. Don’t attach political motives to sonu who is contributing his might doesn’t matter if he’s a bjp man. Who’s stopping ysrcp or trs leaders from helping a farmer or a techie selling vegetables. Instead of seeing political motives, let the two part leaders also rescue people in times of crisis.

          • Rao. You aretaking it to heart. . I never critisiced. Read all my comments. And better you write the above things to ktr.

  2. Indeed very soodhing. Jagan anna, kcr move your car sir. Do something. Sonu you are our shona. Keep the good work. Corona may come and go (thanks to jagan), but Sonu is here to stay. As RRR advised, the CM should launch jagananna corona cheyutha

  3. People are saying this from long time as bjp agent . But my doubt is suddenly why he became dana karna ? Some thing must be there. And how much money he has ? And how much he spent. . ( if he is working with no selfishness then he should be appriciated . Hope he is a good person.

    • What’s wrong if sonu is bjp agent? Is BJP not a democratic party? Hasn’t ysrcp leaders took out rallies in tractors to distribute essentials to people in AP? Which party hasn’t used covid-19 for political agenda? Trs leaders do. If ktr responds to people in twitter or boasts about his govt good work is it not for political gains? Why high standards to sonu or BJP alone? Dont be hypocrites

    • why sonu cannot be Dana karna? Is being Dana karna only the properitry of few people? Shut up man. Instead of criticizing, why don’t you do something. Pls show your selflessness. And go, help people. “Something must be there”. Am sure, sonu has political aspirations. So is it wrong if he nurtures political ambitions? Every politician in this country have selfish motives. Sonu must be having his own self before anything. So. Big deal. As Bertrad Russell once said ‘the human gene itself is selfish’. You shut up. Go out and do something good for people instead of being a doubting Thomas.

        • read your comments
          Dana karna, something must be there..hoe much money is there
          What are these, Mr raju. Aren’t these veiled criticism. Isnt the usage of dana karna sarcasm?

        • raju, I think you should now shut up. Let people do what they wish to. If you can , go do good work. Spare people who are reaching out to people. What has Chiranjeevi done so far except folding hands and appealing to people to wear masks. None of your Tollywood biggie came forward to do anything major. To top it, the go and meet jagan to beg for actes of land in vizag instead of helping people, farmers 🚜. So shut up. And let people do good work


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