Naseeruddin Shah Faces Criticism After Controversial Assertion On Sindhi Language

Naseeruddin Shah Faces Criticism After Controversial Assertion On Sindhi Language


Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah got here beneath extreme criticism from social media customers on Tuesday after a video went viral by which he might be heard as saying “Sindhi isn’t any extra spoken in Pakistan”. Whereas speaking in a premier present of “TAJ – Divided by Blood”, a TV sequence to be aired on Zee Studio, he stated that there are a number of languages spoken in Pakistan together with Seraiki, Balochi, Dari, Pashto, Sindhi, after which went on so as to add that Sindhi isn’t any extra spoken in Pakistan.

The irrational remark of a seasoned Indian actor concerning the distinguished and one of many oldest languages of the subcontinent has subjected him to grave stricture on Twitter. Younger Indian journalist Rahul Pandita took to Twitter to censure Shah and wrote “I feel there may be advantage within the idea that past a sure age man ought to simply withdraw from public life. In the event that they insist on staying on, their household ought to make them do it.”

A historian from Sindh Dr Sorath Sindhu wrote on his Twitter account, “Naseerudin Shah ought to know that our Sindh province has an previous Sindhi Literature Board and wealthy Sindhi media. Even different nations in Pakistan can let you recognize Sindhi is broadly spoken. I get it some have a difficulty with the Sindhi language in Pakistan as they’d a difficulty with Bengla [sic]”.

A number of native journalists deplored Naseeruddin Shah’s method in direction of the historical past, saying that he was “not in his senses” whereas he gave this extremely controversial assertion. Some stated this could lead him, a celebrated and well-respected actor, to humiliation solely in Pakistan however in his personal nation as nicely, which is house to over 3.8 million Sindhis, a few of whom holding high-ranking place in state governments.

It has been famous throughout the previous few years that Shah is denounced a number of instances by Indian media for criticising iconic actor Dilip Kumar after the latter’s loss of life, in addition to his pal from his early days in Bollywood, Anupam Kher. Furthermore, Shah is never invited to any tv present owing to what Indian journalists name his “haughty and erratic angle”.


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