Ac­tor Sonu Sood is do­ing his bit for un­der­priv­i­leged kids and acid at­tack vic­tims

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Shreya Mukher­jee

Sonu Sood is a pub­lic fig­ure who be­lieves in giv­ing back to so­ci­ety. The ac­tor runs a trust in the name of his late mother, Saroj Sood, and works to­wards pro­vid­ing proper clothes and ed­u­ca­tion to un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren. “I be­lieve in con­tribut­ing in my own small way. After my mother passed away, I started this trust that helps chil­dren who are not be­ing able to get proper ed­u­ca­tion be­cause of their weak fi­nan­cial back­ground. I also help in skin bank­ing for acid at­tack vic­tims. The whole of Bol­ly­wood should come for­ward and do some­thing for such causes. I know a lot of celebs are al­ready do­ing their bit,” says Sonu, who is keen on do­ing some­thing for the sol­diers fight­ing at the bor­der.

On the pro­fes­sional front, after Kung-Fu Yoga, the ac­tor is busy film­ing an ac­tion com­edy down South. He is also plan­ning to pro­duce a biopic. Prod him for de­tails and he says things are at a very nascent stage.

The ac­tor is known to be ver­bal about the dif­fi­cul­ties of sur­viv­ing in Bol­ly­wood. “I feel Bol­ly­wood is not about achiev­ing but sur­viv­ing. It’s like how long you can hold your breath un­der wa­ter. It’s a dif­fer­ent jour­ney espe­cially for an out­sider like me. No one is there to guide you.”

As the chat veered to the re­cent at­tack on the sets of San­jay Leela Bhansali’s Pad­ma­vati by Ra­jput Karni Sena, Sood said such in­ci­dents are un­called for. “I un­der­stand that peo­ple have their own opin­ions, but this is very un­for­tu­nate. Our gov­ern­ment should take se­ri­ous steps so some­thing like this never hap­pens again.”

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