On Monday, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood was appointed as the state icon of Punjab by Election Commission. The announcement was made on the Twitter handle by the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab which hailed Sood as being "the real hero of people"
Over the last few months, the actor has repeatedly made headlines as he helped countless migrants amid the coronavirus lockdown, arranging foods and shelter for the people. He helped send people home amid the lockdown, and has, over the last few months, even helped many other underpriviledged people. From sending people farm animals to helping them finance their surgeries - he has done it all.
Earlier, Penguin Random House India had announced that the 'Dabangg' actor will be penning an autobiography that will chronicle his experiences during the pandemic. The book will be co-written by Meena Iyer. The autobiography, titled as 'I Am No Messiah' will be written as a first person account revealing the emotional and often challenging journeys he undertook along with the people he rescued.
Following the news, many people have taken to Twitter congratulating the actor who was recently been honoured with the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the Department of Planning of the Government of Punjab.
And while there are of course skeptics amid the comments, for the most part Twitter seems to be rather happy with this development.
Take a look at some of the posts and comments: