Sunny Deol rescues woman sold as a slave

Published: July 30, 2019
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PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/SUNNY DEOL

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/SUNNY DEOL

Looks like Sunny Deol isn’t an action-hero on the big screen only. The actor – who is now also working as a politician – is proving to be quite the lifesaver in real life too.

Just recently, reports that Sunny had rescued a 45-year-old woman from Kuwait went viral on social media, reported Business Standard.

The woman, Veena Bedi, was allegedly sold as a slave in the Middle-Eastern country. She was reportedly sold to a strange man by a travel agent who had conned her into believing that he would help her land a housekeeping job for a salary of Rs 30,000 per month.

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Sunny, Bharatiya Janata Party’s MP from Gurdaspr in Punjab, personally intervened in the case after coming to know of the incident. He promptly contacted the ministry of external affairs and, following a swift operation, Bedi was brought back home on Friday.

And of course, the Gadar: Ek Prem Katha star was helped in his effort by two NGOs, one of which is in Kuwait.

Sunny’s father, veteran actor Dharmendra, took to Twitter to commend his son’s humanitarian work. “Naukri samajh ke farz nibhana, Sunny beta (Treat your job as your responsibility, son). God bless you,” he wrote on his official Twitter handle.

Dharmendra also shared a snapshot of a newspaper report on the development.

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