Bollywood actors Ajay Devgn and South star Kiccha Sudeep’s tweets of the past, in which the former said Hindi as the official Indian language of India in response to Kiccha Sudeep’s remarks that said it’s not, have been exaggerated into the air and ignited controversy over the language of the nation. From politicians to laymen everyone from the different types of lives have expressed their opinions on whether Hindi should be considered the official the language spoken in India. Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut also shared her views regarding the subject.
Kangana Ranaut spoke out about the heated controversy, acknowledging the fact that India is a multi-ethnic nation. “We (system as well as society) are a nation of diverse people in terms of languages, cultures, and languages. We have the right to be proud of our cultural and language. I am a Pahadi. But, when we think of our nation, to create a unit there is an element that connects everyone. The constitution was drafted, Hindi became a national language.” Kangana shares.
She continues, “And now when you claim that Tamil is more ancient than Hindi It is to be mentioned that Sanskrit is much older than Hindi. My opinion is that Sanskrit is the right choice to become our official language because Kannada, Tamil, Gujarati, Hindi, all these languages originate from Sanskrit. I don’t have an answer to your question, but whether or not it is the reason what the reason is for why Sanskrit was not made our official preferred language over Hindi. These decisions were taken at a specific period of. There are many layers to this problem. When you’re talking about the language, you must be aware of the layers. When you refuse to accept Hindi is denying the constitution as well as the government in Delhi.”
Kangana also spoke in depth about the way in which the English language is a bridge between people from all regions of the globe “When you travel to another country to you will meet German, Spanish, French is a proud display of their languages. No regardless of how dark the colonial past is, either fortunately or perhaps, English has become that connecting factor.”
Kangana Ranaut insists that making a clear call is vital in the debate over language. “Today in our country, even we’re using English as a way to communicate. Do you think that’s the best way to communicate? Should Hindi, Sanskrit, or Tamil be the link? We need to make that decision. It is time to make the call. In mind, a clear call is required. In the present, Hindi is the national language. When Ajay Devgn said that Hindi is our language of nationality it isn’t a mistake. However, I do know the feelings of Sudeep and he’s not wrong too. And if there are those who say they believe that Kannada as well as Tamil are more ancient than Hindi isn’t right either. It is also very unfortunate that there’s an argument about South as well as North films. They’ve always been given the treatment of stepmothers and shouldn’t have been such a thing in the first instance. It’s also extremely unfortunate that we’ve not had an South performer on the stage in Bollywood as a major actor. If I had everything in my hands I would suggest Sanskrit is the only legitimate language that is where German, English, and French were derived. Why can’t we be able to use Sanskrit language as the official national language? What is the reason why Sanskrit not required in schools? I’m not sure.” Kangana summed up.