Ajay Devgn and Sudeep Kiccha might have got into a battle of words unintentionally, this time, over an ever-evolving controversy of the Hindi v/s The other languages debate. When the Kannada superstar had mentioned at a recent event, calling Hindi, was no longer a national language. This statement didn’t go down well with Ajay, who is known for taking strong political stands. For the unversed, Kiccha had even stated how Bollywood is struggling to dub movies in Telegu and Tamil to gain success.
He had said, “You said that a pan India film was made in Kannada. I’d like to make a small correction. Hindi is no more a national language. They (Bollywood) are doing pan-India films today. They are struggling (to find success) by dubbing in Telugu and Tamil, but it’s not happening. Today we are making films that are going everywhere.” He was speaking in the context of films such as RRR and KGF Chapter 2 that have found success even with Hindi-speaking audiences.”
But Ajay remained clear on his stance and declared Hindi to be the national language of India. He tweeted saying, “My brother, if according to you Hindi is not our national language then why do you release your movies in your mother tongue by dubbing them in Hindi? Hindi was, is and always will be our mother tongue and national language. Jan Gan Man.”
Reacting to Ajay’s tweet, Sudeep cleared his part by saying that his words had been misunderstood and taken out of context and that his intentions were to not hurt anyone’s sentiments.
“It wasn’t to hurt, provoke or to start any debate. Why would I sir? I love and respect every language of our country sir. I would want this topic to rest. As I said the line in a totally different context,” Sudeep clarified.
Ajay too, later reacted saying, “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.” To which Sudeep reacted by saying that we all belong to ‘India.’
The Makkhi star even tweeted and expressed his desire of netting Ajay in person soon, to clarify things.