Sonu Sood was ‘caught’, said netizens after he reply to a fake help request. Meanwhile, producer Manish Mundra posted a cryptic note for him
Sonu Sood has been one among the foremost talked-about names since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as his philanthropic initiatives are hailed. However, there is also a section that’s not too convinced with his efforts, and therefore the actor himself had addressed the term ‘scam’ that was associated by those netizens. Amid the mixed reactions to his initiatives, producer Manish Mundra posted a cryptic note on his endeavour, while a netizen accused him of making fake requests for help with proof.
Producer Manish Mundra, who has backed movies like Newton, Masaan, among others, has himself been helping people during the pandemic. While he had supplied personal protective equipment (PPEs) during the lockdown last year, he offered ventilators and backed a doctor consultation helpline during the lockdown. On Friday, he skilled a post during which Sonu assured in eight minutes oxygen supply to a netizen who alerted him on an emergency.
Responding thereto, Mundra wrote, “Sometimes I wonder why someone has to do this? What do they gain by doing so?”
Another post became a point online and netizens claimed that Sonu was ‘exposed.’ A netizen with the name ‘Monika’ created a post about urgently requiring AB+ plasma blood at a hospital in Delhi. After over each day, the actor replied that the ‘plasma has been delivered’.
The same person, however, then revealed that she had created a fake request to see if he would fall for it. As he claimed helping someone whose request didn’t exist in real, she then wrote that the last time she was ‘excited’, but now urged him to ‘stop this scam’ and not create a ‘fake request.’
One netizen wrote that Sonu mistook the account to be one ‘created by his PR’, so replied, while other netizens wrote ‘phas gaya’ after he replied to the fake request.
While there could be questions surrounding his endeavours, two cricketers seem to have received help from him recently. Sonu promised help to Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina, once they posted requests for medicine and oxygen respectively on tweets.