Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sunny Deol a ‘filmy fauji’, I’m the real one, says Amarinder Singh


Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh described Bollywood actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol as “an ageing actor whose acting career was over” and someone who “come and go”. Sunny Deol is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Gurdaspur on a BJP ticket.

Dismissing the possibility of any threat to Sunil Jakhar, the Congress candidate for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat, against BJP’s Sunny Deol, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said that the latter was just a “filmy fauji” with no ground support in the constituency.

Talking to the media here after accompanying Jakhar for filing his nomination papers, Amarinder said: “He (Sunny Deol) is a filmy fauji, while I am a real fauji.”

Amarinder, who comes from the erstwhile royal family of Patiala and is still addressed as ‘Maharaja Saab’ in certain quarters, remained a Captain in the Army in the 1960s.

“We will defeat him, he is no threat to Sunil (Jakhar) or the Congress,” he declared.

Describing Sunny Deol as an “ageing actor whose acting career was over”, Amarinder said “he will come and go”.