While Sonu Sood became a messiah for the needy during the toughest months of the pandemic, the actor is not looking at a political career after this act of kindness. His humanitarian work was applauded by everyone with many saying that he is the kind of politician we need in our country, Sood says he is happy being a common man.

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It all started when reports surfaced online suggesting that the Congress Party has recommended three names for the post of Mumbai Mayor. The Strategy Committee of the Mumbai Congress unit recommended Sonu Sood, Riteish Deshmukh, and Milind Soman’s names as potential candidates for the Mumbai Mayor’s post.

Sood reposted one such report that read, “Maharashtra: Congress considering Sonu Sood as its candidate for Mayor in 2022 Elections,” and tweeted, “Not true, I am happy as a common man.” Netizens lauded his decision and showered him with praises for his selfless deeds.

In a recent interview with Network 18, actor-philanthropist Sonu Sood clarified that the works that he has so passionately done during the pandemic would not have an impact on him as an actor. “Career-wise it hasn’t impacted me in any way. I am still the same actor who is looking for great characters and great stories to tell. I am choosing scripts that look interesting to me, and that’s my primary focus,” he says.

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He went on to add, “I’m getting many movies and roles that are larger than life but that doesn’t mean I will do them all. I choose films only when I am absolutely in love with them. Audiences have always showered their love on me and the projects I choose. So, I hope going forward they would continue to do the same.”

Sonu Sood also made it clear that he wants to keep at his social work, that one does not eradicate or even affect the other. “Social work is an extension of my work itself. It’s not something different. Just like I organically maintain a balance between my professional and personal life, my social work is also going to be organically fed into my daily schedule. This is the part of my life and I will continue doing it,”