New Delhi: After AR Rahman, multilingual actor Prakash Raj has given a stern reply to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s recent remark that Hindi should be accepted as an alternative to English.
Citing a media report in which Shah’s statement – “People from different states should speak in Hindi, not English” – as its headline, Raj said on Twitter: “Don’t try to break the house Mr. Minister… we dare you #stopHindiImposition. We love our diversity. We love our mother tongue. We love our identity. #JustAsking.”
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– Prakash Raj (Kashprakash Raj) 8 April 2022
Although Raj’s mother tongue is Kannada, he has carved a niche for himself in all four South Indian film industries and in his Hindi cinema with his stellar performances.
Several other actors, directors and technicians from various South Indian film industries have also expressed concern over the imposition of Hindi on non-Hindi speaking states.
Prakash Raj’s statement comes in the wake of the Home Minister’s remark that Hindi should be accepted as an alternative to English during the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Official Language.
Earlier, composer and director AR Rahman on Friday posted about “Bewaved Tamil” on social media in response to Amit Shah’s comment that people from other states should talk to each other in Hindi. not in English.
The 37th meeting of the Parliamentary Affairs Language Committee was presided over by the Chairman of the Committee and Home Minister Amit Shah. Amit Shah, who spoke during the meeting, gave information about the history and development of Hindi language.
Amit Shah had pointed to the fact that individuals from different states should communicate with each other in Hindi and Hindi should be considered as a viable alternative to the English language.