“If any government will call me, I’m there for them” – Sonu Sood

“If any government will call me, I’m there for them” – Sonu Sood

The Cinema Times

The Cinema Times, Kathmandu – Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has been in trouble since the Income Tax Department raided his properties last week. He was accused of not pay taxes of around 20 crores. But now the actor has finally broken his silence and released his statement on social media. Later he also spoke to the reporters about the issue.

Sonu siad, “Everything is in process & in front of everyone. We’ve given all details to everyone. They’ll do their job & I’ll do mine. I’ll even become a brand ambassador if you call me in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab,” He spoke to the bunch of reporters outside his residence in Mumbai. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had declared him the brand ambassador for the Delhi Government’s mentorship programme for school students.

“We’re teaching students across the country. If any govt will call me, I’m there for them. In my foundation, the maximum funds we get is through my endorsements fee & it takes time to spend them. Not even a single penny has come to my account,” he further said to the reporters.

Earlier today, in a statement he said that every rupee in his foundation was awaiting its turn to save a life. “Every rupee in my foundation is awaiting its turn to save a precious life and reach the needy. In addition, on many occasions, I have encouraged brands to donate my endorsement fees for humanitarian causes too, which keeps us going. I have been busy attending to a few guests hence was unable to be at your service for the last four days. Here I am back again in all humility. At your humble service, for life,” he wrote.

Reportedly, the tax raids were launched to investigate a deal between Sonu Sood’s company and Lucknow-based real estate firm. The tax department also claimed that Sood’s foundation collected over Rs. 18 crore till April this year and used only Rs. 1.9 crore from it on relief work, while the rest remains unused. It also said the organisation raised Rs 2.1 crore from overseas donors using a crowdfunding platform in violation of the law.