Actor Pankaj Tripathi recently said that speaking English is not essential if one wants to be successful. The actor encourages others to speak in Hindi as he prefers Hindi over English.
The actor calls it a colonial mindset, which prevails mainly in North India.
English elite ki bhaasha samjh baithe, jabki who toh colonial language hai. People think ‘Angrezi bol raha hai, padha-likha hoga.
He further said, “Language is only a mode of communication, not a parameter of how much knowledge one has.”
The National Award-winning actor asks what language is used the most in the industry and in which language he gets the scripts.
He replied: “I can’t generalize and say everyone speaks Hindi, but the majority do.
Two-three percent, who belong to important departments on a set, speak in English.”
“Earlier, I’d get my scripts in English, and I wasn’t in a position to ask for them in only Hindi.
So I’d write all my dialogues in that, as it is easier for me to memorize. Today, I only get my scripts in Hindi”, reported HindustanTimes.