Sunny Deol escapes unhurt while campaigning

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Actor turned politician and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Gurdaspur Sunny Deol escaped unhurt on Monday when one of the tyres of his SUV burst on the Amritsar-Gurdaspur national highway, police said.

The actor who recently joined the saffron party was on his way for a roadshow.

BJP has pitted him against Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar.

Gurdaspur seat was earlier represented by actor Vinod Khanna who won four times on a BJP ticket.

Sunny is the third member from Deol’s family to join BJP after Dharmendra and Hema Malini.