As the controversy following Kargil martyr’s daughter Gurmehar Kaur’s social media campaign against the violence at the Ramjas college of the Delhi University, veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah, today came in support for the DU student. Praising Gurmehar as a brave girl, Naseeruddin Shah, according to a TV report, slammed former cricketer Virender Sehwag and Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda and stated them as ‘insensitive’.
Days back, following the violence at the Ramjas college after RSS backed ABVP supporters allegedly opposed the sppech of JNU student Umar Khalid at a seminar, Gurmehar Kaur started a social media campaign stating that she is not scared of the ABVP. Over her campaign Gurmehar received several threats and had also been trolled by celebrity figures like Virender Sehwag, Randeep Hooda. Trolling the DU student over a video she shared last year, saying that ‘Pakistan didn’t kill my father, war killed him’, Virendra Sehwag trolled her saying, ‘i didn’t score two triple centuries, my bat did’.
In yet another hard-hitting response to the media in the wake of being trolled by former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag and others like Minister of State (MoS) Home Kiren Rijiju on social media and elsewhere, the Kargil martyr’s daughter, said that, “I am heartbroken, these are the people you yell for in matches and they troll you at the expense of your father’s death.” And responding to the allegations about being manipulated by others, Kaur said, “I have my own mind, nobody is polluting my mind. I am not anti-national.”
Following his controversial tweets calling a Kargil Martyr’s daughter, Gurmehar Kaur a ‘political prawn’, Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda, today justified his action by sharing a Facebook post mentioning, “Don’t hang me over a laugh”. Earlier after former cricketer Virendra Sehwag trolled Gurmehar over a video she posted on social media, last year, Randeep Hooda also engaged in the Twitter war saying “She (Gurmehar) is being made a pawn”.
Justifying his stance on the matter Randeep Hooda, over a post in Facebook, said, “Viru cracked a joke and I admit I laughed. Damn!! He is so witty and this is one of the other million things he’s said that has made me crack up. That was it!!”