NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor Sunny Deol on Tuesday joined the BJP in the presence of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
After joining the party, Sunny Deol said:
“Like my father joined Atal Bihari Vajpayee, I have decided to go with Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
"Whatever I can do for this family (BJP), I will do it. I won't talk, I will show you through my work," Deol added.
According to sources, he is likely to be the BJP candidate from Gurdaspur in Punjab. It was the constituency of veteran actor Vinod Khanna, who died in 2017.
Last week, Deol had met BJP president Amit Shah, which had led to speculation about him making a political debut.
He is known for giving Indian cinema many memorable films such as Betaab, Border, Damini, Gadar and Ghayal among others.
Punjab will vote in a single phase, on May 19, the last day of the seven-phased national election.
Voting for the 543 Lok Sabha seats is being held in seven phases: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.
Counting of the votes will be done on May 23.