Hailed as a real-life hero despite playing negative characters for most of his career, Sonu Sood has recently mortgaged eight Juhu properties to fund his humanitarian efforts amid the pandemic
According to reports, Sonu Sood has mortgaged eight properties in Mumbai to raise Rs 10 crore for families in need and patients suffering from serious illnesses. The actor has been praised for his philanthropic gestures throughout 2020.
A source told the Indian Express, “Sonu Sood has always believed in helping the needy and the cause is very close to his heart. He wanted to do more for people who have been affected the most by the pandemic. Sonu has also started helping patients who are suffering from serious diseases and need help for treatment.”
According to a Moneycontrol report, the mortgage agreement was registered on November 24 after the actor had paid a registration fee of Rs 5 lakh in order to get the loan.
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“Such a philanthropic gesture is unheard of. While these premium properties will continue to be owned by the actor and his wife and would continue to receive a monthly rental, they may have to pay interest and principal against the Rs 10 crore loan,” Ritesh Mehta, Senior Director & Head – West India, Residential Services, JLL India, told Moneycontrol.
Back in August, Sonu tweeted about his helplessness when it came to helping all the people who had asked for his aid. “1137 mails, 19000, FB messages, 4812, Insta messages, 6741 Twitter messages, Today’s HELP messages. On an average these are the number of requests I get for HELP. It is humanly impossible to reach out to everyone. I still try my best. Apologies if I missed your message.”
Amid the lock-down, the actor previously funded the transportation of stranded Indian migrant workers, to widespread praise from all walks of life. Hailed as a real-life hero despite playing negative characters for most of his career, the actor also arranged a chartered flight for 1500 stranded Indian students, flying them from Kyrgyzstan to Varanasi.
For his charity work, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) awarded him with the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award.