Sonu Sood’s sister Malvika Sood will contest the Punjab assembly elections, the Bollywood actor declared on Sunday. However, there was no announcement on the party she would be joining.
“Malvika is ready. Her commitment to serve people is unparalleled,” Sood said at a press conference at his home in Moga. He explained that it is a big decision of life when it comes to joining a political party, “it is more about ideologies not casual meetings.”
When asked about the party Malvika would be joining, the Bollywood actor said, “We will reveal at right time about the party.” Sood’s sister recently met with chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi, and is “open to meeting other political leaders, including AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal.”
In the past, the actor who is known for his work during the Covid crisis had met Kejriwal, who declared him brand ambassador for a “Desh ka Mentors” programme for school students. The meeting also led to buzz about the actor’s political debut ahead of the Punjab polls but Sood had then clarified that no politics was discussed.
Sood’s work during the Covid-19 crisis, when he arranged buses, trains and even flights to take hundreds of migrants stranded due to the lockdown to their home state, won him praise from all quarters. During the second wave earlier this year, he organised oxygen for Covid patients.