'Hindi is the national language': Kangana Ranaut supports Ajay Devgn
- Actors Ajay Devgn and Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeep have been debating over India's national language
- Kangana Ranaut chimed in stating that Ajay Devgn is correct and Hindi is our national language
- The Union government of India uses two official languages: English and Hindi
Kangana Ranaut stated that while Ajay Devgn is correct that Hindi is our national language, everyone has the right to be proud of their language and culture. Ranaut also stated that dismissing Hindi as the national language is a violation of the Constitution.
On Friday, she premiered the trailer for her upcoming film 'Dhaakad'. Kangana was asked questions regarding her film and the ongoing debates at the trailer premiere event in Mumbai.
Kannada actor Kichha Sudeep recently stated that Hindi is "no longer a national language," citing the recent success of South Indian films all throughout the country.
In response to Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeep's remarks, Devgn stirred controversy by referring to Hindi as India's National language. Devgn questioned why the South Indian film industry translates and dubs their films in the Hindi language.
Devgn wrote, “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.”
According to The Indian Express, when asked about her preference for Indian languages over English, she stated, “When you travel through the country or go abroad to German, Spanish, or French countries, they are very proud of their language. No matter how dark colonial history is, fortunately, or unfortunately, English has become that link. Today, even within the country, we are using English to communicate. Should that be the link, or should Hindi or Sanskrit or Tamil be the link? We have to take that call. So, keeping all these things in mind, a decisive call should be taken.”
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She continued, "as of now, Hindi is the national language according to the constitution. So when Ajay Devgn Ji said that Hindi is the national language of India, he was not wrong. But I would say Sanskrit should be our national language, as languages like Hindi, Germany, English, and French have all stemmed from Sanskrit. Why don’t we have Sanskrit as the national language? Why is it not mandatory in schools? I don’t know that!”
Many people have pointed out that India does not have a national language.
The Union government of India uses two official languages: English and Hindi. For official purposes, different states employ different languages.