• Ajay Devgn slams Kiccha Sudeep's 'Hindi isn't our national language' statement

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    In response to the language debate, Ajay Devgn wrote, "My brother, if Hindi is not our national language, then why do you release your movies in your mother tongue by dubbing them in Hindi?  Our mother tongue and national language is Hindi, was and always will be. Jan Gan Man."




    Digital Desk: Ajay Devgn responded to Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeep's statement against India's official language on Twitter. Kiccha Sudeep sparked a debate about language when he stated that Hindi is no longer our national language. Ajay's response was written entirely in Hindi, indicating that he strongly disagreed with the South superstar.


    "You said that a pan India film was made in Kannada. I'd like to make a little change. Hindi has lost its status as a national language. Today, they (Bollywood) are making pan-India films. They are trying hard to gain success by dubbing in Telugu and Tamil. Today, we're making films that are going to be seen all over the world."  Sudeep stated about the success of South films in the Hindi-speaking belt during the launch of his film, R: Deadliest Gangster Ever.


    In response to the language debate, Ajay Devgn wrote, "My brother, if Hindi is not our national language, then why do you release your movies in your mother tongue by dubbing them in Hindi?  Our mother tongue and national language is Hindi, was and always will be. Jan Gan Man."


    Kiccha Sudeep has also responded to Ajay, claiming that whatever he said was misinterpreted. "Hello @ajaydevgn sir.. the context to why i said tat line is entirely different to the way I guess it has reached you. Probably wil emphasis on why the statement was made when I see you in person. It wasn't to hurt, Provoke or to start any debate. Why would I sir."


    "Hi @KicchaSudeep You are a friend. thanks for clearing up the misunderstanding. I've always thought of the film industry as one. We respect all languages and we expect everyone to respect our language as well. Perhaps, something was lost in translation," in reply Ajay wrote. 


    Sudeep replied quickly, "And sir @ajaydevgn I did understand the txt you sent in hindi. Tats only coz we all have respected,loved and learnt hindi. No offense sir,,,but was wondering what'd the situation be if my response was typed in kannada.!! Don't we too belong to India sir."


    "Translation & interpretations are perspectives sir. Tats the reason not reacting wothout knowing the complete matter,,,matters.:) I don't blame you @ajaydevgn sir. Perhaps it would have been a happy moment if i had received a tweet from u for a creative reason. Luv&Regards," he added. 


    Meanwhile, replying to Ajay Devgn, Opposition Party leader in Karnataka, Siddaramaiah wrote on Twitter, "Hindi was never & will never be our National Language.It is the duty of every Indian to respect linguistic diversity of our Country. Each language has its own rich history for its people to be proud of. I am proud to be a Kannadiga!!."


    The debate has sparked a response on the internet also; one user wrote, "I am Kannadiga. People from Hindi states come here to earn. We never impose our language or culture on them. We respect their language. But these people from Hindi states expect us to speak their language. They don't respect our language."


    "FYI - Hindi may be your mother tounge sir. I respect that. Not every indian citizen language is Hindi. So you can't decide Hindi as national language. India is diverse country with lots of language spoken in Different part of India," another wrote. 


    Notably, the internet is divided on the language argument after Ajay's remark.

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