Bollywood actor and BJP candidate from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat Sunny Deol took out a roadshow on Thursday in Hari Nagar under West Delhi constituency in support of party nominee and sitting MP Parvesh Singh Verma. Hundreds of people lined up along the road to catch a glimpse of the actor who reached the venue almost three-and-half-hours late.
Sporting an olive green shirt and blue jeans Deol started the roadshow around 5.30 pm from Hari Nagar bus depot, which passed through Jail Road in Tilak Nagar before culminating at Raja Garden.
He started the roadshow atop a truck, which carried a hand pump, and few meters from the bus depot. Later climbed atop a Range Rover along with Verma and BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa.
Flower petals were showered and people were busy taking snaps of the actor-turned-politician as his cavalcade passed though the area. Songs from the movie 'Border' -- starring Deol -- and his dialogues from the film 'Gadar' were played in the backdrop.
People carrying cutouts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Verma and Deol were seen walking in the crowd.
In the Sikh dominated seat, Deol greeted the crowd by 'Jo bole so nihaal'.
There was a massive traffic jam on both the carriageways of Jail road because of the roadshow while in Rajouri Garden, a vehicle carrying media persons and Verma supporters was stopped by police for playing loudspeaker after 10 pm and they were dispersed.
Delhi goes to polls on May 12. Results will be announced on May 23.
Earlier in a candid conversation with Republic Bharat's Abhishek Kapoor and Aishwarya Kapoor, hosts of 'Grilled by Kapoor & Kapoor', BJP's candidate for Gurdaspur constituency Sunny Deol has revealed that he is ready to work for Punjab and is not bothered by people questioning his knowledge of Gurdaspur.
"When people question whether I am familiar or not with Gurdaspur, I wish to ask what do they know about it? People should mind their own business. I do not care about what people say. I am ready. I will do what I am capable of. I have nothing to hide. I am a very transparent person," he said.
Responding to Hoshiarpur constituency's Congress candidate Raj Kumar Chabbe's jibe that 'whether it is Sunny Deol or Sunny Leone, Congress only will win', Deol dismissed these comments like a fly hovering by saying he will continue to do his job.
"If I talk like them I will become like them. I am not insecure. If a flyS hovers nearby, you swat it away and continue to work. I also will continue to work," he added.
Sunny Deol faces Congress' Sunil Khakar and AAP's Peter Masih Cheeda for the Gurdaspur constituency seat which will be polling in the seventh phase on May 19. Results will be announced on May 23.