Actor politician Sunny Deol is classified as "missing" in posters that have appeared in some public places in Pathankot, Punjab. "Gumshuda ki Talash (search for missing persons), deputy Sunny Deol", says the posters that can also be seen at the train station.
Sunny Deol, who made his political debut last year, won his first Lok Sabha election as a BJP candidate from Gurdaspur. The 63-year-old actor defeated Congressman Sunil Jakhar in a triangular competition that also included the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Shortly afterwards, he was criticized for nominating writer Gurpreet Singh Palheri as his representative in his constituency to "attend meetings and pursue important issues." Critics said it was proof that the actor had no intention of 100 percent taking on his new role.
Sunny Deol's visit to Parliament was also less than impressive. In the first session, he was absent for 28 days and, according to records, only attended nine sessions.
On the "missing" posters, congressional leader Manish Tewari said, "Not surprisingly … the same thing happened to his father Dharmendra in Bikaner. Gurdaspur missed the chance of a good man @sunilkjakhar repeating them, which would have added to @ INCIndia's strength in parliament. "
Sunny Deol is the third in his family to join politics and the BJP. His father Dharmendra was also a BJP MP in the past and his stepmother Hema Malini was elected MP for the second time last year.
Part of his constituency appears to be upset, but the actor has emerged as a star activist for the BJP in polls in Haryana and Jharkhand.
He also attended the opening of the Kartarpur corridor with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November and tweeted photos of the event. The corridor connects Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, Guru Nanak's final resting place, with the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur.