Seasoned actor Kamal Haasan got into the Hindi debate against the South and said that “language is our pride.” At a time when the nation is witnessing a language controversy, Haasan said: “We never say West Indian movies, but Bollywood. We lose our sense of direction, our sense of community and that should remain so. When it comes to language, it’s our pride. No one loses they will be curious to know another language. “
“We did it with English … It’s not our language, but I won’t lose Tamil or Marathi,” the actor added. READ ALSO: Rajinikanth and I are great friends despite political differences, says Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan was in the state capital to promote his upcoming film Vikram when he spoke of the ongoing controversy. The star from the South also talked about pan-Indian films and said, “When you pan for gold, you pan for new words, coinage. Mr. India (movies) has always been here.”
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“Shantaram made her pan-Indian films. ‘Padosan’ is an all-Indian film. Mehmood almost spoke Tamil in the film. What do you say ‘Mughal-e-Azam’? It’s an all-Indian film for me. It’s nothing new. Our country is unique. “Unlike America, we speak different languages, but we are united. That is the beauty of this country,” he added.
The actor said: “We will always make all-Indian films. It depends on how good and versatile the film is. Then everyone would like to see it. ‘Chemmeen’, a Malayalam film, was a pan-Indian film. They didn’t even dub it, there were no subtitles and people fun. “