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Randeep Hooda apologises for trolling Gurmehar Kaur, says he should have been more careful
Randep Hooda finally seems to have woken up to his senses, or at least his PR has. But, is it a bit too late in the day?

Hooda, who was heavily criticised for bullying Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur on social media, has clarified that he was neither aware about the issue nor was he aware about the threats that were being given to Kaur.

Hooda also said his views were misconstrued, and they were neither specific to any gender nor religion specific.

"I didn't know who this girl was. I saw a tweet by Sehwag and I often laugh at his jokes. He makes pretty funny jokes about all kinds of things. And I just laughed at it and left it. I didn't see the connotation in it then I got some messages, and that some prominent journalists are making comments on it, conversing on it," Randeep said here.

After finding out the whole story, he had also said that the girl's point of view should not be politicised.

"I went back to Twitter, and quickly went on to internet and saw what was happening on it. I could put two and two together and I immediately said that don't politicise this poor girl's point of view. And then those two words were taken (out of context), for 'poor' they said that you are misogynist and 'girl' they said you are a sexist. I said 'Hey if it was a boy, I would have said the same thing'."

The whole row had erupted after 20-year-old DU student Gurmehar Kaur had posted a video on social media featuring her with a placard saying "Pakistan did not kill my dad, war killed him."

Hooda said that he was not aware of any threats that Kaur was receiving. And he even issued a statement clarifying the same. But it was too late.

"By that time the narrative was set and I was labelled and put in a box," Hooda said.

"Considering the present situation in our country today, I think I should have been a bit more careful before expressing my opinion. As an actor, I faced such problems before and I might have to face it in future but for a young person like her, going through so much must have been traumatic and she should not have to go through it," Hooda added.

However, the actor's words did not seem to have broken much ice between the two as Gurmehar promptly responded back with a tweet. In her cynical and stinging reply to Randeep's statement of repent, she wrote in her tweet: "I didn't tweet my hands did," just like Sehwag had tweeted: "I didn't score two triple centuries, my bat did."

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