There are stars who are considerate with fans. And then there is Sonu Sood. The way he met Armaan, his fan from Begusarai in Bihar who set off on his bicycle from Bihar to meet Sonu in Mumbai and was airlifted midway, says a whole lot about Sonu’s immense love and respect for the masses.
Armaan reached Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon. He was received by the ground staff at the airport like a VIP, whisked out with his bicycle and driven to Sonu’s residence for a meeting with his idol.
Sonu’s warm welcome left the boy in a daze.
Says Armaan, “It’s my life’s mission to meet people who make a difference to the lives of the poor.And Sonu Sir ranks right at the top of my list. He is so grounded. And so genuine. My mother and I would read about him in the papers back in my home town Begusarai .My mother said, ‘It’s easy to give some money to the needy if you have it. But to do what Sonu Sir is doing, to make sure that the distressed are completely out of their distress, is a big thing.’ I decided then and there that I must meet him. And now my dream has come true. What Sonu Sir did for Bihari migrants during the lockdown, ensuring that they reach home, providing them food and even money , is something no politician from Bihar has done.”
Says Sonu, “I made sure Armaan went home happy. My only advice to him was to just keep doing good in life and one day he will achieve his dreams.”