Political circles are abuzz about renowned Bollywood stars joining political parties ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019. The latest rumour doing the rounds is that of Bollywood actor and son of veteran actress-politician Hema Malini, Sunny Deol, joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.
According to the media reports, Sunny Deol’s name is doing the rounds for the prestigious Amritsar Lok Sabha seat in the saffron party.
For the Amritsar seat names actress Poonam Dhillon, besides cricketer Harbhajan Singh, Union Minister of State Hardeep Singh Puri, senior BJP leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chinna and former state minister Anil Joshi are being deliberated upon.
For the neighbouring Gurdaspur seat, the names of actor Akshay Khanna and his mother Kavita Khanna, both the kin of late actor and former MP Vinod Khanna, are in the reckoning.
Meanwhile, Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar is likely to enter politics as a Congress candidate in Mumbai.
While on the Hoshiarpur seat which is reserved the sitting MP and Union Minister Vijay Sampla is not alone in the race this time, the other two names which have been shortlisted are of Phagwara MLA and former bureaucrat Som Parkash and former Chairman of Punjab Scheduled Caste Commission Rajesh Bagha.