The excitement in newsrooms across the country has reached a feverish pitch, as the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections is underway since this morning. In his enthusiasm, a popular news anchor goofed up on air and said Sunny Leone instead of Sunny Deol.
Sunny Deol, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate from Gurdaspur in Punjab, is currently leading by a large margin and is all set to win from his constituency. Meanwhile, Sunny Leone has shown no political inclination this election season.
A video of the anchor’s gaffe is going viral on social media, and it looks like the clip has caught the attention of Sunny Leone herself. She had an epic response to the blunder: “Leading by how many votes?”
Leading by How many votes ???? 😉 ?
— Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) May 23, 2019
Pretty soon, Twitterati picked on the tweet and decided to join in the fun. Several memes and jokes were being made on the hilarious goof-up by the anchor.
— Phenomenal_One ?? (@kingslayer112) May 23, 2019
Opposition cha deposit japt zala bagha bai ??
— Lord टिंपाटराव (@manya747) May 23, 2019
आपको सोचकर pic.twitter.com/2IK5vLlais
— Chowkidar Champ McStark (@BolshoyBooze) May 23, 2019
— Victim (Heath Ledger) Goberoi (@VictimGames) May 23, 2019
Never seen sunny deol and sunny Leone together ??
— भरत | Bharat | ਭਾਰਤ | بھارت (@bindian0509) May 23, 2019
Sunny Deol who is a supporter of PM Modi and the BJP government expressed his support for him after joining the BJP on April 23 in Delhi. “PM Modi has done a lot for the country and I wish that he remains the prime minister for another five years. Our youth needs people like Modiji,” he said.
“The way my father [veteran actor Dharmendra] worked with and supported Atal ji, I am here today to work with and support Modi ji. My work will do the talking,” he added.
Incidentally, Sunny Deol, who announced that he was contesting the elections just last month, has been quite frank about being new to politics. While campaigning in Gurdaspur, he said, “I do not know much about issues like Balakot strikes or India’s relations with Pakistan. I am here to serve people; if I win maybe I will have an opinion, right now I don’t.”