It was reported by news agency PTI that Sonu Sood was denied meeting migrants at Bandra Terminus by the Railway Protection Force (RPF). Nirmal Nagar police station’s senior inspector Shashikant Bhandare told PTI, “The actor was stopped by the RPF, not by us. He wanted to meet labourers who were going to their native place. We have not received any complaint regarding this till now.”
Sonu has clarified through his tweets that he was not stopped from entering the station. He tweeted, “I absolutely respect the protocols and have duly followed it. I had requested the state government for the train so that I could send the migrants back home to reunite them with their families.”
In another tweet, he wrote, “As there were almost two thousand people. I am extremely thankful to the state govt, Hon. CM Uddhav Thackeray ji @CMOMaharashtra @AUThackeray @AslamShaikh_MLA for helping me bring a smile on the faces of all migrants! Jai Hind”.
Recently, Sonu met Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray at his residence and he was lauded for his work for the migrants.