Sunny Deol, who is currently soaring high with the success of Gadar 2, hit the headlines after the Bank of Baroda put up his Juhu villa up for auction. India TV reported the same on Sunday. However, the bank has changed its decision and has withdrawn the actor's villa from the auction. The development was confirmed by our reporter.
" We are in the process of resolving this issue and the issue will be resolved. We request no further speculation on the same," Sunny Deol said.
Earlier, the Bank of Baroda released an advertisement mentioning that the recovery of the loan is Rs 55 crore and interest. The auction was scheduled for September 25 at the reserve price of Rs 51.43 crore. The auction ad also named Sunny Deol's real name, Ajay Singh Deol, and his villa situated at Gandhi Gram Road in Juhu, North Mumbai. On Monday, the bank released yet another ad stating that the auction has been withdrawn due to technical reasons.
Take a look at the ad:
Soon after the news came out, Congress MP Jairam Ramesh reacted to it and questioned the bank's decision to withdraw from the auction. Taking it to Twitter, now X, he wrote, "Yesterday afternoon the nation got to know that Bank of Baroda had put up the Juhu residence of BJP MP Sunny Deol for e-auction since he has not paid up Rs 56 crore owed to the Bank. This morning, in less than 24 hours, the nation has got to know that the Bank of Baroda has withdrawn the auction notice due to 'technical reasons'. Wonder who triggered these 'technical reasons'?"
Bank of Baroda issues an official statement regarding the matter where they cited “technical reasons”
A day after after the news that Bank of Baroda was set to e-auction Gadar 2 star Sunny Deol's villa in Juhu, Mumbai, the bank withdrew the auction notice due to 'technical reasons'.
See the tweet here:
On Sunday, Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel landed in London to promote Gadar 2. The actor shared pictures on his Instagram handle and wrote, "From Amritsar to London, love knows no boundaries!"
Directed by Anil Sharma, Gadar 2 broke all records and became the second-highest opener of Bollywood in 2023. The film collected more than Rs 300 crore and left behind Hrithik Roshan's War and Salman Khan's Bajarangi Bhaijaan. Film analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the same and speculated that Gadar 2 can become the third-highest-grossing Indian film this year.