“Hindi is not our national language”
Hours after Ajay Devgn posted a reactionary tweet against a comment made by Kiccha Sudeep, the Kannada actor responded on Twitter attributing the misunderstanding to bad translation.
Kiccha Sudeep assured Ajay that he did not intend to provoke anyone with his statement.
Sudeep had recently said that Hindi is no longer the national language of India, something that did not go down too well with Ajay, who reacted angrily to it.
Taking to Twitter on April 27, 2022, quote tweeting Ajay’s original Hindi tweet, Kiccha Sudeep wrote:
“Dear Ajay Devgn sir, the context to why I said that line is entirely different to the way I guess it has reached you.
“Probably will emphasise why the statement was made when I see you in person.
“It wasn’t to hurt, provoke or to start any debate. Why would I sir?”
In a follow-up tweet, the actor added: “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. Much love and wishes to you always. Hoping to see you soon.”
Earlier, Ajay had taken offence to Sudeep’s “Hindi is not our national language” comment as he tweeted in Hindi:
“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.”
Hello @ajaydevgn sir.. the context to why i said tat line is entirely different to the way I guess it has reached you. Probably wil emphasis on why the statement was made when I see you in person. It wasn't to hurt,Provoke or to start any debate. Why would I sir ? https://t.co/w1jIugFid6
— Kichcha Sudeepa (@KicchaSudeep) April 27, 2022
Sudeep further added that he was able to understand Ajay’s tweet as he had learnt and respects the language:
“And sir, I did understand the text you sent in Hindi. That’s only because we all have respected, loved and learnt Hindi.
“No offence sir, but was wondering what’d the situation be if my response was typed in Kannada!! Don’t we too belong to India, sir?”
Ajay Devgn was quick to respond and seemed to bury the hatchet with it.
Calling Sudeep a ‘friend’, he wrote: “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.”
Sudeep responded to this by advising Ajay to not react ‘without knowing the complete matter’.
His tweet read: “Translation and interpretations are perspectives, sir.
“That’s the reason not reacting without knowing the complete matter matters. I don’t blame you, @ajaydevgn sir.
“Perhaps it would have been a happy moment if I had received a tweet from you for a creative reason. Luv & Regards.”