Talking about the drive, Sonu told BT, “The idea is to get maximum people vaccinated. The problem in Punjab is that people are still shying away from getting the vaccine against COVID. So, my sister Malvika Sood, who stays in Moga, had a few meetings with the sarpanch of the village and set this up. She met with the villagers, too. I even shared video messages to help them understand the importance of getting vaccinated. I will be sponsoring the vaccines for 18-year old plus individuals there.”
Sonu, who is in Mumbai, will be monitoring the drive through video calls. “I’m just waiting for some permissions to come through,” he says, adding, “It took time to get the village convinced, so I am expecting to cover as many people as we can in this drive. I hope that Saffuwala sets an example for other villages of Punjab and very soon the entire state gets vaccinated.”
Next up, Sonu wants to do a similar drive for the film industry. “People are facing a shortage of vaccines. I really want to do a drive for my folks from Bollywood. I will soon start working on it,” he signs off.