Actor Kichcha Sudeep commented national language debate when he welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on the matter. Sudeep reiterated that when commenting on Hindi as the national language or responding to actor Ajaye Devgno’s tweets, he did not intend to ‘provoke any unrest or any debate,’ and told NDTV: “It happened, without a program. That was my opinion. It was an honor and a privilege to see certain lines coming out of the prime minister. For anyone who looks at their language with respect and dignity, it is a great thing to see them speak this way. ”
He added: “I do not only represent Kannada, I am talking about … the mother tongue of all was respected today thanks to several statements by the Prime Minister, and that is where I came from that day. We don’t just look at Narender Modi as a politician, we also look at him as a leader. “
The debate began after the success of films such as RRR, KGF 2 and Pushpa The Rise. Speaking of the success of KGF 2, Sudeep said: “You said a pan-Indian film was made in Kannada. I’d like to make a small correction. Hindi is no longer the national language. Today (Bollywood) makes Indian films. They fight (to find success) dubbing in Telugu and Tamil, but it doesn’t happen. Today we make films that go everywhere. “
Ajay Devgn later took Sudeep on Twitter and asked him if Hindi was not the national language, why his films were dubbed in that language. He ended his tweet with a statement that reads: “Hindi was and will remain our national language. Tweet led to a long Twitter exchange between Ajay and Sudeep. But while it calmed down between the two, the debate continued.
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the ongoing debate, noting that linguistic diversity is the pride of the country. “The prioritization of local languages in the National Education Policy expresses our commitment to all regional languages. The BJP considers Indian languages to be the soul of Bharatiyata and a connection to a better future for the country, “he said, speaking virtually to party members on the inaugural day of a two-day national meeting of BJP leaders in Jaipur.
“I want to mention this mainly because attempts have been made in the recent past to create new controversies based on language. We must constantly warn the people of the country about this, “he continued. He said the BJP sees a reflection of Indian culture in every Indian language.