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23/04/2019 12:21 PM IST | Updated 23/04/2019 12:30 PM IST

Sunny Deol Joins BJP, May Contest Election From Punjab

Deol called Modi an inspiration and said the country’s youth needed the PM.

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Actor Sunny Deol joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday in the presence of party leaders Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goel.

The 62-year-old actor was inducted into the party at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi and is likely to be fielded from Punjab this election.

“The way my Papa (Dharmendra) worked with and supported Atal ji, I am here today to work with and support Modi ji. My work will do the talking,” Deol said.

He called Modi an inspiration and said the country’s youth needed the PM.

Deol had met party president Amit Shah last week.

In over three-decades-long career, Deol has given Indian cinema goers many memorable characters, but the actor is currently going through a lull. 

The actor is known for his whistle-worthy dialogues and action-packed performances. His last few films — Ghayal Once Again, Poster Boyz, Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se and Bhaiaji Superhit — did not do well at the box office.

He will seen next in Blank, which is slated for release on 3 May.