South Indian star Rajinikanth is not one to keep mum on issues that must be addressed. Similarly, on Wednesday, the actor maintained a strong-headed stance as he responded to Union Home Minister Amit Shah's opinion. When the latter tweeted to make Hindi India’s global identity, Rajinikanth agreed with him and mentioned a common language is important for any country for its development, growth and integrity. However, he feels it’s unfortunate that such a thing cannot be brought to India because of several factors involved. The actor, who had announced he would enter active politics, said not only in Tamil Nadu, no southern state will accept the imposition of Hindi.
According to him, even some North Indian states will not accept Hindi imposition. “A common language in any country will help its unity and development. Unfortunately, it is not possible in India. The imposition of any language, especially Hindi will not be accepted by states in the south and even some in North India,” he said, following Shah’s statements. "India is a country of different languages, and every language has its own importance. But it's important to have a language of the whole country, which should become the identity of India in the world. Today, if one language can do the work of unifying the country, then it's Hindi, the most spoken language," Shah said in a series of tweets on the occasion of Hindi Diwas that was celebrated on Saturday.
The actor was last seen in 2.0, starring Akshay Kumar too. The film had a spectacular run in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions. However, it opened on September 6 in China, and bombed majorly. It collected a meager INR220 million in its first week in the Chinese market. Explains trade analyst Amod Mehra earlier said, “From what I gather, the Chinese prefer family dramas and suspense thrillers coming out of Bollywood, not costume dramas or FX films.” Rajinikanth's new look from his upcoming film Darbar was recently unveiled and features the superstar in a completely new avatar. It has fans excited to say the least!