The temple with an idol of the star was inaugurated on December 20 in the presence of the sculptor and local people.
Villagers put a tilak on the idol and also performed aarti. Another small statue of Sood has been placed near the main bust, along with some photos of him.
He took to Twitter to appreciate the overwhelming gesture saying: “Don’t deserve this sir. Humbled”.
In wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the actor had become a frontline warrior by helping several migrants reach their home towns.
In an attempt to aid the helpless workers, his team had created a toll-free number and a WhatsApp helpline to connect with the workers and facilitate their journeys. Along with transportation, he even arranged food for the stranded migrants who were struggling to find shelter.
The actor had penned a book about his experience titled “I am No Messiah”. The book reveals the emotional and often challenging journeys he undertook along with the people he helped.
Notably, according to a report by Bloombergquint, Sood has been named the number one South Asian celebrity in the world for his philanthropic efforts during the course of the Covid-19 pandemic this year, in a first-of-its-kind ranking released in London on December 9.
The 47-year-old Bollywood star beat off tough global competition to top the ’50 Asian Celebrities in The World’ list, which is published by the UK based weekly newspaper ‘Eastern Eye’.