Philanthropist-actor Sonu Sood needn’t worry about his charitable work being carried forward. His son Eshaan seems to be quite a chip off the old block. Apparently, the boy takes a keen interest in of his dad’s charitable work, and even monitors some of the crisis when Pa is unavailable.
Says Sonu proudly, “I am happy to have a family which believes in the work that I do. The workload is never-ending. I don’t know when my day begins and ends and I am unable to give time to my family. Luckily for me, they understand. They see what I am doing and they are proud of me. My elder son is now actively involved. He takes charge when I am not around. When people come home with their distress and I am not there, my son listens to their requests and acts accordingly.”
Sonu says the best part of the reputation he has acquired as a philanthropist is the trust. “To the needy, I’ve become the one-stop go-to person. The other day a lady from Chennai came to me after her heart surgery. I asked her if she needed money to pay for the surgery. She told me no, she needed post-surgery medicines that were not available. She said to me, ‘I was wondering what to do when people told me to go straight to you.’ This faith that people have in me is my greatest source of strength.”