Bollywood actor Sunny Deol today (Tuesday, April 23) joined the Bhatatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal.
It is being speculated that the saffron party may field Sunny from Amritsar or Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Constituency.
Deol’s father and veteran actor Dharmendra had also contested a Lok Sabha poll and won from Rajasthan’s Bikaner in 2004. He has made a few appearances in 2019 Lok Sabha elections to campaign for his wife Hema Malini who is contesting from Mathura.
After joining the BJP, Sunny Deol said, “PM Modi has done a lot for the country and I wish that he remains the prime minister for another five years. Our youth needs people like Modiji.”
“The way my father [veteran actor Dharmendra] worked with and supported Atal ji, I am here today to work with and support Modi ji. My work will do the talking,” Sunny Deol said.
The sources said that Amit Shah met Sunny Deol to convince him to contest the Lok Sabha election from Punjab. For the Lok Sabha election, the BJP has formed an alliance with Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab.
Sunny Deol’s Bollywood career spans over three decades with the actor giving Indian cinema goers many memorable films such as Betaab, Border, Damini, Gadar and Ghayal among many others.
Sunny is awaiting the release of his film, Blank, in which he plays the chief of anti-terrorism squad (ATS) chief.