Mumbai, May 20 - Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, who is gearing up for the release of his much-awaited "Prithviraj", has opened up on the ongoing language debate between Hindi and South Indian.
Akshay's reaction came at a time when Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn and Kannada star Kichcha Sudeepa recently indulge in a war of words over the Hindi language on Twitter.
Akshay Kumar was asked to comment on this debated issue while he was promoting Prithviraj. "Why can't we be called one industry? Why are we being called the North and South industry? All our languages are good, we are talking in our mother tongues and we are all beautiful. It is unfortunate that we keep dividing ourselves", he said.
It was recently when Ajay Devgn and Kichcha Sudeepa engaged in a Twitter banter after the latter commented that Hindi no longer is a national language. Later Sudeepa clarified that he did not mean the statement to hurt anyone but to celebrate the success of the south-Indian movie KGF 2, which has had a pan-India success.
However, Sudeepa's statement did not go down well with Ajay Devgn who took to Twitter and said, "Kiccha Sudeep, my brother, according to you, if Hindi is not our national language, then why do you release your movies made 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".