Sunny Deol made headlines today afternoon after he announced his collaboration with BJP, ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019. The actor will contest the upcoming elections from Gurdaspur constituency and honestly, we never saw this coming. After Urmila Matondkar extended her support to Congress and Shatrughan Sinha announced his departure from BJP, Sunny is the latest Bollywood celeb to enter politics and start his new inning. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was present at his press conference and she was visibly pleased to welcome this 'young' artist in her political party. "Very happy to receive popular, young great artist who is very committed to his art - Sunny Deol," she said and guess her statement is on the verge of becoming fodder for the meme makers. After Hema Malini, Sunny Deol to Join BJP; This Picture with Amit Shah Gives Away the Hint.
Soon after Sitharaman tagged the actor as 'young', netizens started wondering about his real age. What is Sunny Deol's exact age and can you tag him as 'young' really? Well, the actor is 62 years old and that's clearly not an age to term anyone 'young'. Interestingly, Nirmala Sitharaman is 59 years old and younger than Deol himself. Twitterati was quick to notice her goof-up and come up with valid reasoning as to why you can't tag him as young really. Check out some of the epic reactions right below. Sunny Deol Joins BJP, Likely to Contest Lok Sabha Elections 2019 from Gurdaspur.
Sunny Deol joins BJP aside the honourable Defence minister ( 59 year old ) who calls him a young actor ( 62 year old ) who is remembered most for his film Border. I was hoping she would tell him to wear his shirt buttons !! Someone did !!! pic.twitter.com/ET2wcduiop
— Nandish Kulkarni (@KulkarniNandish) April 23, 2019
If Sunny is young, I’m fetus.
— Lilly (@lillyvgp) April 23, 2019
Did she really say popular, young, great artist and sunny Deol in the same line? https://t.co/peMnDzu2TW
— Dr Ibad (@Ibadsayed) April 23, 2019
Ironically, he recently commented on how age is just a number for him. "I have never taken numbers seriously, be it my age, or box-office figures. Physically, I can do more than a youngster can. When people give me so much respect, I begin to question myself because I still have a lot to do. I love playing sports, which is similar to doing stunts. The action comes naturally to me. So, I don't think age will keep me from it," he told Mid-Day. While Hema Malini continues to support BJP from Mathura constituency, Sunny Deol's latest addition clearly shows Deol family's unending support to the party.