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Actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood in a social media video had teased that he would be making a big announcement on June 7, and rumors began to swirl that it could be anything from him bagging another Hollywood movie to join politics. On this date, it turned out that he would become an entrepreneur, announcing the launch of the new social media application Explurger, of which he was the co-founder and the founder and CEO being his friend Jitin Bhatia.
Explurge is a social app for connecting, sharing and making friends. The user can add miles and locations to their automatic travel log, create a to-do list, get rewarded for their activity and much more.
Sood said that on other apps, there’s a disconnect between how much time we spend on it and what we get back. “When we travel, can we tell how many miles we have traveled or where we have visited? Then there is the blue tick, which people struggle so much for. To meet all these needs, we have thought of creating one in India, which will cater to people all over the world. The more time you spend on the app, the more benefits and rewards you get,” Sood explained.
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With the launch of Explurger, Sood enters the world of entrepreneurship, having been recognized as someone who has helped thousands of people during confinement. Sood had organized transport services (including flights) and food for the underprivileged and started the Ghar Bhejo initiative with her childhood friend Neeti Goel. He also offered his support for anyone who needed help – whether it was arranging cell phones for online schools or getting medical attention. But what about his future plans to continue the social good he has generated? “Helping migrants and disadvantaged people has been possible thanks to social media. Regarding my social work, I plan a lot on this front, such as the opening of orphanages, hospitals and retirement homes”, said said Sood.
But even as we were talking at launch, or as you read this article, examples of Sood’s charitable activities continue to pop up all over social media, not least because of their uniqueness. On June 12, Sahil Khan, an Indian stranded in Thailand, tagged Sood in a tweet, asking for his help. He was caught up in a scam at work where employers seized his passport and he had no money to go home. Sood sent him the plane tickets, and a few hours later Khan tweeted a photo of himself in India. Another example was Sood helping Chaumukhi Kumari, a child born with a rare disease. Kumari was born with four legs and four hands, and after receiving funding from Sood, she was able to undergo surgery. This is all done through the Sonu Sood Charity Foundation.
Acts of kindness and financial help like these ensure that Sood has cultivated a loyal list of fans who show their love for him in various ways. The most recent being when a man named Ajmer Alam drew a portrait of the actor while blindfolded. The video went viral and Sood also acknowledged this in one of his tweets. But helping individuals isn’t the only feature that presides over its Instagram feeds, there’s a fun element to it too. For example, when Sood met former wrestler The Great Khali and did a fun video interaction with him where he showed people a “trick” to be able to look taller than Khali.
As for films, his latest was portraying Chand Bardai, the court poet of King Prithviraj Chauhan in Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s film Samrat Prithviraj, starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role. His fitness levels, however, are a constant, whether he’s pumping iron or people are in awe of seeing him pull off the human flag on a pole. That’s why, towards the end of the interaction, we were curious to know how many push-ups Sood could do. His answer ? “Anything you can do, just multiply it by 10.” Unfortunately, Sood was right.