Sonu Nigam gives Constitution lesson to Ajay Devgn: Actor Ajay Devgn stirred up a debate after actor Kichcha Sudeep reacted to the statement that Hindi is no longer ‘a national language’. Several actors and filmmakers including Manoj Bajpayee, Ram Gopal Varma and Hansal Mehta joined the discussion. National Award winning singer Sonu Nigam is the latest film industry personality to discuss the topic.
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Giving a constitution lesson to Ajay Devgn on the ongoing debate over national language, Sonu Nigam in a program said, “Nowhere in the constitution it is written that Hindi is our national language. It might be the most spoken language, but not the national language. In fact, Tamil is the oldest language. There is a debate between Sanskrit and Tamil. But, people say Tamil is the oldest language in the entire world.”
The singer claimed that no one should be told which language to speak. “Punjabis can speak Punjabi, Tamils can speak Tamil, and they can speak English if they feel comfortable. All our court decisions are given in English, what is this ‘we should speak Hindi’?
The ace singer pointed out that there are enough issues that need to be resolved with other nations and it is futile to initiate a new problem within the country. He asked, “You are less troubled than the rest of the country which you are doing in your country? (Aren’t we facing enough problems with other countries to start one within ourselves?) Why is this discussion happening?
Sonu Nigam says, English has become a part of our culture. He ended his statement by saying: “Let’s not divide further in our country, already there is so much going on.”
Ajay Devgn had Tweeted in Hindi and asked that if Hindi is not our national language, why does Kiccha Sudeep release his films dubbed in Hindi.
In response to the same, Sudeep replied, “Sir, I did understand the text you sent in Hindi. That’s only because we all have respected, loved and learnt Hindi. No offense sir, but was wondering what’d the situation be if my response was typed in Kannada!! Don’t we too belong to India, sir.”