We Can’t Keep One Language at Forefront: Ayushmann on Hindi Row
NEW DELHI, (ANI) – Ayushmann Khurrana has urged people to acknowledge all languages of India with the utmost respect.
The ‘Article 15’ star weighed in on the ongoing Hindi as a national language debate. “We really can’t keep one language at the forefront… India is not that country (to have one language at the forefront). We have multiple languages, multiple religions, regions, communities, and ethnicities. Each language is equally important. We should give equal importance to each language of our nation,” Ayushmann said.
According to him, “hearts need to be one” despite different languages.
Interestingly, his upcoming socio-political drama ‘Anek’ also highlights the need of stopping people to classify others based on language — especially in a nation wherein dialect and culture change every few kilometers.
Last month, the makers unveiled the film’s trailer that showed Ayushmann conversing with a man who belongs to Telangana.
In the clip, Ayushmann asked the man why he thinks of him as North Indian. When the man said that it is probably because his Hindi is clean, Ayushmann replied, “So Hindi decides who is from the North and the South?” When the man responded no, Ayushmann said, “So, it’s not about Hindi, either!”
‘Anek’, will be out on May 27.
It is interesting to note that in south India, people generally resent Hindi. And, yet their puja is performed in Sanskrit. Hindi is derived from Sanskrit. Can anybody explain this paradox?May 26, 2022