The popular comedy show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah had got itself embroiled in a nasty controversy recently. It all started after one of the show's characters, Champaklal Gada stated that Hindi is the common language of Mumbai. The dialogue did not dow down well with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and they threatened to teach the makers of the show a lesson.
After the entire controversy, the producer of the show, Asit Kumarr Modi issued an apology on his social media handle. In the tweet, he shared that being the capital of Maharashtra, Marathi is the official language of Mumbai. Calling himself an Indian, he went on to say that he is both Maharashtrian and Gujarati and he respects all the languages of the nation. Check out his tweet.
मुंबई महाराष्ट्र में है और हमारे महाराष्ट्र की राजभाषा भाषा मराठी ही है. इस में कोई डाउट नहीं है. मैं भारतीय हूँ . महाराष्ट्रियन हूँ और गुजराती भी हूँ. सारी भारतीय भाषाओं का सम्मान करता हूँ. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 जय हिन्द,— Asit Kumarr Modi (@AsitKumarrModi) March 3, 2020
The controversial episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah saw Champaklal trying to resolve the arguments between the Gokuldam society members who wanted to write 'thought for the day' in their own native languages. Amit Bhatt who essays the role of Champaklal Gada, went on to say that they will write the thought in Hindi as it is the common language of Maharashtra. The dialogue also angered Ameya Khopkar who is the President of the cinema wing of MNS.
He lashed out at the makers of the show on his tweet and accused them of spreading misinformation despite knowing that the common language of Mumbai is Marathi. MNS General Secretary Shalini Thackeray also bashed the makers for the same. Check out the tweet below:
मुंबईची 'आम भाषा' हिंदी नाही, मराठी आहे, हे ह्या सब टीव्हीवाल्यांना मान्य नसेल, तर महाराष्ट्र सैनिकांना त्यांच्या कानाखाली 'सुविचार' लिहावे लागतील! तेसुद्धा मराठीत!— Shalini Thackeray (@ThakareShalini) March 3, 2020
'कानाखाली काढलेले मराठी सुविचार' ह्यांना बरोबर वाचता येतील!! @sabtv pic.twitter.com/tuydzv0kEW
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