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Randeep Hooda REACTS to Gurgaon's name change, says it's a blow to culture

Mumbai: 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
IANS April 14, 2016 11:04 IST
IANS

Mumbai: 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," The "Highway" star tweeted.

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.