The Bollywood actor Sunny Deol who is the Bharatiya Janata party candidate from Punjab’s Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi, on Sunday.
PM took to his Twitter a posted a picture with the ‘Border’ star Sunny and appreciated Deol’s humility and deep sense of passion for a better India.
His caption reads, “What struck me about Sunny Deol is his humility and deep passion for a better India. Happy to have met him today. We are all rooting for his victory in Gurdaspur.”
The Prime Minister also referenced the actor’s period drama ‘Gadar’ with one of its famous dialogue–“Hindustan Zindabad tha, hai, aur rahega.” Sunny can be seen smiling and shaking hands with Narendra Modi in this picture.
Deol joined the saffron castle on April 22 and has been declared the party’s candidate from Gurdaspur, Punjab, which was the constituency of veteran actor Vinod Khanna, who died in 2017. He is pitted against Congress’ Sunil Jakhar, AAP’s Peter Masih and Punjub Democratic Alliance’s Lal Chand.
What struck me about @iamsunnydeol is his humility and deep passion for a better India.
Happy to have met him today. We are all rooting for his victory in Gurdaspur!
We both agree- हिन्दुस्तान जिंदाबाद था, है, और रहेगा! pic.twitter.com/o4tcvITy2e
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 28, 2019
The 62-year-old Bollywood actor is the third member from the Deol family to join politics. His father Dharmendra had a brief tryst with politics in 2004, when he contested national elections for the BJP from Bikaner, Rajasthan and won. His stepmother Hema Malini is contesting Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura.