New Delhi, March 9: Actor Randeep Hooda, who recently was in news for taking on Lady Shri Ram College student Gurmehar Kaur, has said that he should have been careful with his tweet relating to Kaur.
Hooda, in an interview, responded about his tweet and said, "It wasn't gender specific. I was and I am against politicisation of personal opinions. There was an axe to grind and considering the environment in the country vis-a-vis women, in hindsight, I do believe I should have been more careful."
The actor added that being in the spotlight, he is used to trolls online, however, said that for Kaur it must have been traumatic.
Kaur, on the other hand, responded to Hooda's statement on Twitter saying, "I didn't tweet my hands did" and was lauded by several people online. Hooda said that he was not aware that Kaur had received threats online, that forced her to withdraw from the 'Save DU' campaign.
"I didn't tweet my hands did" https://t.co/K5EHmTlJbe— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) March 8, 2017
Hooda said, "You cannot threaten a woman with violence on social media. That has to be addressed. Social media portal heads in India should look into it very seriously because it is becoming a bigger issue."
Kaur was caught in a controversy after she spoke against the presence of ABVP in Delhi Univeristy and was labelled an anti-national. She, however, withdrew from the 'Save DU' campaign and left Delhi after she received threats online.