'This is how Britishers divided us’: Akshay Kumar on north-south divide
- Akshay Kumar recently spoke about how non-Hindi films have taken over the box office
- He also talked about the Hindi language row
- Kumar will next be seen in 'Prithviraj'
The success of non-Hindi films like 'RRR', 'KGF Chapter 2' and 'Pushpa The Rise' has created a massive divide in Bollywood, with some members of the industry celebrating and cheering on, while others fretting over a rising trend that could possibly take down Hindi films.
On the other hand, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has refused to pick a side, adding that he does not believe "in this divide."
“I don’t believe in this divide. I hate it when somebody says south industry or north industry, we are all a common industry. I think we should stop asking this question. It is important that we understand that this is how the Britishers came and divided us, they invaded us and ruled us. We don’t seem to have learnt our lesson, we are still not understanding this. The day we understand that we are all one industry, I think things will start working much better," the 54-year-old actor said, according to a report by The Indian Express.
"This word ‘pan-India’ films and all, woh meri samajh ki bahar hai, (these things are beyond my understanding). All I want is all the films to work, and that’s about it," he added.
Addressing the Hindi language debate between Ajay Devgn and Kichcha Sudeep, Kumar said, "Phir woh language ki baat karenge (then they will talk about language), and then there will be a debate out of it. Hum sab ki language achi hai (All our languages are good). We all are talking in our mother tongue, and it's beautiful. There is no need in making an issue out of it."
Kumar will next be seen in Chandraprakash Dwivedi's 'Prithviraj' alongside Manushi Chillar, Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood. The film, scheduled to hit theatres on June 3, will release in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.