On Bigg Boss just before it closed down for this season Siddharth Malhotra made a hugely offensive remark against the Bhojpuri language.And now, BJP’s MP from Delhi Manoj Tiwari who has made a career in Bhojpuri cinema, is going to file a PIL against Malhotra.
On the show to promote Aiyaary, Malhotra when asked by Manoj Bajpai to recite somedialogues in Bhojpuri did so ,commenting that it gave him the feeling of being in the ‘latrine’(toilet).
Shockingly inappropriate comment coming from a Bollywood celebrity.
Says Manoj Tiwari, “I just got to know about this.This person’s behaviour is utterly shameful and extremely objectionable. I will file a PIL against his remarks on Bhojpurilanguage by Thursday. This is a country where the first president Rajendra Prasad spokeBhojpuri. Bhojpuri is spoken by 22 crore people in Uttar Pradesh , Bihar andJharkhand.Thel anguage spoken by the maximum number of bureaucrats in India isBhojpuri.Siddharth has insulted all of them.”
Ravi Kissan who is one of India’s topmost Bhojpuri stars feel sorry for Malhotra. “This is nothing but ignorance of the highest order and shows what isolated lives Bollywood stars live. For Siddharth Malhotra’s kind information , Bhojpuri is the native of many eminent scholars, scientists and artistes.Bachachan Saab and his father the great Harivansh RaiBachchanji spoke Bhojpuri . The first president of India Rajendra Prasad spoke Bhojpuri. In fact it was Rajendra Babu, as he was affectionately known, who requested actor NasirHussain(not the filmmaker the character actor) to make India’s first Bhojpuri film GangaMaiya Tohe Piyari Chedaibo. That’s how the Bhojpuri film industry started, of which I am a proud part. Siddharth should look beyond Bollywood. This is a land of multiple languages and cinema.”