Sunny Deol escapes unhurt while campaigning

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.