Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has remained in the news as the IT department conducted a raid at his residence and office. The actor has been accused of evasion of tax for Rs. 20 crore and receiving funds from foreign countries. The actor in conversation with Bombay Times, has now stated his dreams are big and he is on a mission. In his conversation, he also explained how any organization that is helping the ones in need have to utilize the money in a span of one year. But if the funds remain unused they can extend to it next year.
He told Bombay Times, “Any foundation that receives funds has a time limit of one year to use the funds. If the funds don’t get utilised, you can extend it to another year. These are the rules. I listed this foundation only a few months ago, close to the second wave of COVID. Otherwise, during the first wave, when I started helping the migrants, I had people stepping forward who offered to book buses for the migrants. We weren’t collecting money then.”
Speaking about starting his foundation just a few months ago, he mentions as per rules, he still has 7 months to utilize the funds. Sonu said, “I started collecting funds (for my foundation) only in the last four-five months. As per rules, I have over seven months more to use these funds. I am not going to waste people’s hard-earned money, and my hard-earned money.”
In addition to this, he also donated the remuneration he made from his brand endorsement for the people. “I am saying the latter because 25 per cent, to at times 100 per cent of the remuneration I have charged for brand endorsements directly went to my foundation. I did endorsements free of cost if the brands donated money. So, the funds in the foundation are also my personal funds, which I donated,” adds the Happy New Year actor. ALSO READ: Sonu Sood On I-T Raids And Other Financial Allegations: 'I Will Continue My Work Among People In Spite Of Them'
He also informed children breaking their piggy banks to donate money starting from Rs 600-800, also a blind woman extended her five months’ pension for the ones in need.
The actor who plans to open a hospital in Hyderabad mentions in the next 50 years, irrespective he is here or not, free treatment for people will remain available for them at this charitable hospital. He said, “My dreams are big and I am on a mission.” ALSO READ: No Politics For Sonu Sood; Actor Feels He Has Far More Freedom As An Apolitical Entity
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