The recent success of South blockbusters like RRR and KGF Chapter 2 in the PAN-India circuit has become an example for many where the line between languages and the films that they are made and presented in. Kannada superstar Kiccha Sudeep also has his own PAN-India film set to be releasing soon in the form of Vikrant Rona.
But it was a statement made by him recently that landed him in a controversy. At an event, Sudeep said, “Someone said that a pan India film (‘KGF: 2’) was made in Kannada. I'd like to make a small correction. Hindi is no more a national language. They (Bollywood) are doing pan-India films today. They are struggling by dubbing in Telugu and Tamil, but it's (the success) not happening. Today we are making films that are going everywhere.”
This was immediately been marked upon by none other than actor Ajay Devgn. Here is what Devgn tweeted-
His tweet would roughly be translated to, “@KicchaSudeep my brother, According to you if Hindi is not our national language then why do you release your mother tongue movies by dubbing them in Hindi? Hindi was, is and always will be our mother tongue and national language. Jan Gan Man.”
Yash starrer KGF 2 has been minting big money at the box office. In recent past South biggies like Pushpa and RRR have also emerged as box office blockbusters.