Sunny Deol has been pitted against Congress's Sunil Jakhar. (File Photo)
Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol had a close save on Monday when his car met with an accident near Sohal village on Gurdaspur National Highway.
According to reports, Sunny Deol's car first got hit by a car coming from the wrong side. Following the collision, a tyre of his vehicle burst and the car then rammed into a divider.
"It was a close shave for actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol on May 13, when one of the tyres of the sport utility vehicle he was travelling in burst on the Amritsar-Gurdaspur national highway," police was quoted as saying by IANS.
At least four vehicles in his convoy rammed into each other when the actor was on his way for a roadshow. However, no one was injured. Deol- who is contesting Lok Sabha Elections from Gurdaspur parliamentary seat - later, left the spot in another vehicle.
The 62-year-old has been pitted against Congress's Sunil Jakhar. Sunil won the seat in the 2017 bypoll, which was necessitated after the death of Vinod Khanna in April that year. Sunil is son of veteran Congress leader Balram Jhakar.
The Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat had been represented by late actor Vinod Khanna four-times--1998, 1999, 2004 and 2014.
Meanwhile, Dharmendra, who is campaigning for his son, told reporters that he has come to Gurdaspur to understand people's pain and to become the remedy.
Dharmendra said Sunil Jakhar is like his son as he had good relations with his father and former Lok Sabha speaker Balram Jakhar.
"Balram Jakhar was like my brother, had I known his son Sunil Jakhar was contesting from Gurdaspur, I would have not allowed Sunny (to contest against him)," Dharmendra was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
He said he had refused to contest against Balram Jakhar from Churu in Rajasthan in 2004 Lok Sabha polls. Dharmendra had then contested from Bikaner seat on BJP ticket.
Dharmendra said he got emotional to see people supporting Sunny Deol on his first roadshow which he held after filling nomination papers for the Gurdaspur seat.