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Arjun Rampal sides with Ajay Devgan on the national language debate 

Friday, May 20, 2022 • Tamil Comments
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Arjun Rampal sides with Ajay Devgan on the national language debate 

Actor Arjun Rampal has become the latest Bollywood star to share his opinion on the national language debate which was started by Ajay Devgan and Kichcha Sudeep few weeks back. For the unversed, Ajay Devgan and Sudeep had a brief Twitter argument after the latter remarked that Hindi is no longer our national language.

According to latest developments in the matter, Arjun has sided with Ajay Devgan as he stated that despite the vast cultural and linguistic diversity, Hindi is still the national language of our country. According to a recent report in Koimoi, Arjun said, "India is a very diverse, secular and colourful country with so many different languages, cultures, festivals and religions. We all live here together peacefully and happily. I think language is nothing. What’s most important for me is emotion. I think Hindi has been our national language and we should respect that. And it is spoken the most and understood the most in this diverse country to communicate."

The actor further added, "But that is not taking away from any other language. Since we live in such a diverse nation, it would be great to imbibe everybody’s different cultures. Learn a little bit of Tamil, and learn a little bit of Telugu. I have been to Tamil Nadu to study, so I picked up quite a bit of Tamil when I was there. And when you go to Punjab and live there for a few months, I have been shooting there, so you pick up a lot of Punjabi. Or if you go to Gujarat, you pick up Gujarati. I live in Maharashtra, so I know Marathi. It’s amazing and there’s enjoyment in all these languages. We should celebrate them."

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