Sonu Sood calls Sara Ali Khan a ‘hero’ after she donates to his foundation for COVID-19 relief

You have inspired the youth of the nation to come forward, Sood said


Actress Sara Ali Khan recently contributed to the foundation of actor Sonu Sood for the relief works amid the second wave of COVID-19. Sood took to Twitter to thank the actress and called her a ‘hero’.

“Thank you so much my dear Sara Ali Khan for your contribution to the@soodfoundation! Extremely proud of you & keep on doing the good work. You have inspired the youth of the nation to come forward and help during these difficult times. You are a hero,” he wrote.

Many celebrities have been contributing to the fight against COVID-19 and also supporting frontline workers. On Saturday, Raveena Tandon shared pictures of the first batch of oxygen cylinders she had arranged for COVID-19 patients in Delhi. Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna contributed 100 oxygen concentrators recently.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli raised over Rs 3.5 crore for their fundraiser in a single day. The fund-raising project aims to raise a total of Rs 7 crore to support the country’s fight against the second wave of COVID-19.

India saw a record 4,187 fatalities due to COVID-19 in a single day, taking the country's death toll to 2,38,270, while 4,01,078 new infections were reported in a day, pushing the tally to 2,18,92,676, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Saturday. Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 37,23,446, comprising 17.01 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 81.90 per cent, the data showed.

-with PTI inputs