Bollywood actor Sunny Deol on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is likely to contest from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab.
The Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency was a BJP bastion for close to two decades, led by another veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna, who also represented the BJP.
Deol met BJP president Amit Shah at Pune airport briefly last week.
"The way my father (film star Dharmendra) was attached with Atalji, today I have come to join Modiji," said Deol.
"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.
The party is likely to field Deol, the star of films such as "Ghayal" and "Damini", from either Gurdaspur or Chandigarh in the ongoing Lok Sabha elecrtions, according to sources.
The late Vinod Khanna had earlier represented Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat from BJP.
Hema Malini, the BJP candidate from Mathura, is Deol's stepmother.
All the 13 seats of Punjab will go to polls in a single phase on May 19, 2019.
(With inputs from agencies)