‘Gram’ isn’t our word: Randeep Hooda is unhappy with Gurgaon’s new name
The decision to rename Gurgaon was taken by thebollywood Updated: Apr 18, 2016 21:00 IST
Like so many people, even Highway actor Randeep Hooda is unhappy with the change of name of Gurgaon, Delhi’s rich and industrial suburb in Haryana. The new name Gurugram, he says, is a “blow to the culture, history and the language of Haryana.”
The decision to rename Gurgaon was taken by the first BJP government of the state.
Randeep, who hails from Rohtak in Haryana, even asked why was the name changed?
“Changing Gurgaon’s name to Gurugram is a blow to the culture, history and the language of Haryana. Gram is not our word, why was this done GurgaonNameChange,” he tweeted.
गुड़गाँव को गुरूगृाम करना हरियाणा की संस्कृति, बोली,इतिहास पर वार है। ग्राम हमारा शब्द ही नहीं है। ये क्यों किया गया है? #GurgaonNameChange— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) April 13, 2016
मेरा मतलब है कि हरियाणा की खड़ी बोली में गॉव या गाम कहा जाता है। gurgaon Ko gurugaon भी कर सकते थे। #GurgaonNameChange— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) April 13, 2016
The 39-year-old actor added that the name change could have been to “Gurugaon”.
“I mean that in Haryanvi we have the word ‘gaav’ or ‘gaam’. They could have changed it to Gurugaon,” he said.
Later he even tweeted that maybe he has landed himself in trouble with his tweets:
लागे ए उड़ता तीर ले लिया 😂— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) April 13, 2016