Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has taken it upon himself to work tirelessly and altruistically towards helping his nation during the ghastly second wave of Covid-19.
While talking to journalist Barkha Dutt, Sonu had to hold back his tears as he talked about the horrifying scenes he had come across on his philanthropic journey.
"My heart breaks when I see all that. I have been listening to all these people and when I see those visuals, I can imagine myself,” he said.
The actor relayed that he learned to be more empathetic during these tough times and is quite grateful that his parents are no more because he couldn’t imagine the panic and stress one has to go through at the present to deal with broken health infrastructure.
“I sometimes thank god that [my parents] are no more. I imagine they would have been so helpless and running for them, you feel failed like a failed human if you are not able to oxygen for your loved ones, a bed in the hospital for your loved ones. You fail as an individual, aapko lagta hai zindagi mein aapne kya kiya (you feel like you've done nothing in life)."
“I feel helpless every single day, mujhe nayee problems logo ki pata chalti hai and I feel ki 'yaar, kis desh mein reh rahe hai hum log (I learn about newer problems and I feel what kind of country are we living in)," he added.
Prithviraj actor went on to say that, “We all have failed as humans” because the it took one of the greatest tragedies India has ever seen to fully realize that the health system is broken in India and cannot shoulder the responsibility of the entire country’s healthcare.
Sonu Sood has been acclaimed by many Bollywood celebrities for his work amid pandemic, especially his initiative to provide free education to all those children who lost parents to Covid.