Don't Disrespect Others' Mother Tongue: Big B

Mumbai, Oct 28:
Faced with a mixed response for writing his blog in Hindi, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has said that he would not hesitated to express his sentiments in his mother tongue.

"If I have an opportunity to express some of my sentiments in my Mother tongue, I shall not hesitate to do so, whether there is someone to read it or not. I have always maintained a balance in my life and in my conduct. I shall continue with that," Bachchan wrote on his blog.

"If there is thought in English that needs to be put in Hindi I shall endeavor to do that and vice-versa. The English language too is a great absorber of other tongues within its European ambiance," Big B said.

"We must never disrespect the Mother tongue of another, nor its belief or its importance, he wrote on his blog. There is some consternation among a few of you about the writings in Hindi. They want a translation or some threaten to leave the post altogether," Bachchan said.

"While some readers have great amount of gratefulness and support for my foray in Hindi. It has also come from quarters that do not know the language or are no familiar with it. This is generous and kind," the Bollywood icon has observed.

"There will be replication, of course in order to maintain a sense of fairness. Content will remain the same both ways. I hope that this shall put to rest all discussion, debate and apprehension on the issue," Bachchan wrote

"What has been expressed in Hindi is a recap of what has appeared in English, so readers are not missing anything special that may have been expressed in another language," Bachchan wrote," he said.

Bachchan said he has never put any pressure ever on anyone to visit his blog.

"All of you came on voluntarily. I have enjoyed your presence, your accolades, your abuse and your criticism in a fair democratic manner. If your desire is to leave this facility, I really am no one to stop you," he said.

"Some of you notice aggression in my temperament. No this is a wrong observation. It is an honest desire to express what any would have were they to be confronted with similar circumstance," he said.

"The desire is not to push Hindi down anyones throat. It is but a compliance of a desire expressed by some readers. If I am conversant with the language and there are those among you that wish for me to express in Hindi, all I am saying is it shall be one. Not at the cost of losing the spirit of the blog, but as an added attraction, hopefully," he said. 


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