Following the foot-steps of his father, Dharmendra, action superstar Sunny Deol joins Bharatiya Janta Party.
Actor Sunny Deol joined the ruling BJP today, days after he met with party president Amit Shah. He is likely to be the BJP candidate from Gurdaspur in Punjab.
Sunny Deol’s last movie was “Mohalla Assi”, shot in PM Modi’s Varanasi constituency. His character was shown participating in Kar-Sevaa (volunteer) for the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
The BJP, which has an alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab, is fighting three of the 13 parliamentary seats in Punjab: Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur.
Sunny Deol, is best known for his action hero roles in films like “Ghayal”, “Gadar: Ek Prem Katha”, “Damini” and “Border”. He is the third Deol to join politics – and the BJP – after Dharmendra and his wife Hema Malini, also veteran actors.
Dharmendra had a brief stint in politics about 10 years ago, when he contested the 2004 national election from Rajasthan’s Bikaner on a BJP ticket and won. Hema Malini is fighting for re-election from Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura.
Punjab will vote in a single phase, on May 19, the last day of the seven-phased national election. The results of the staggered polls will be announced on May 23.
On the work front, Sunny Deol will be next seen in action-thriller Blank, which also stars debutante Karan Kapadia.
Sunny is also launching his son Karan Deol and Saher Bamba in his directorial “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas”. The movie is slated for 2019 release.
By News Helpline