Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) on Tuesday issued a warning to the makers of Indian daily soap Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah over their episode claiming Hindi as the common language of Mumbai.
The chairman of the Maharashtra Navnirman Film Staff Ameya Khopkar said that the makers of the show are very well aware that 'Marathi' is the commonly spoke language of Mumbai and yet they decided to spread such systematic propaganda from the series. Calling the makers of the show as 'Gujarati insects' he further said that at least the Maharashtrian artists working in the show should have felt ashamed about it. He also threatened to teach them a lesson.
@mnsadhikrut @LoksattaLive @mataonline @abpmajhatv @News18lokmat @zee24taasnews @JaiMaharashtraN @saamTVnews @TV9Marathi @pudharionline @MiLOKMAT @PlanetMarathi @rajupatilmanase @Dev_Fadnavis @ShelarAshish @_abhi121 @abhijitpanse @SandeepDadarMNS pic.twitter.com/sOjiIHb6Ek— Ameya Khopkar (@MNSAmeyaKhopkar) March 3, 2020
In the video, one of the characters said, "That our Gokuldham is in Mumbai and the common language of Mumbai is Hindi and hence we write the 'Suvichar' (Thought for the day) in Hindi. Soiimiarky if pour society was in Chennai we must have written it in Tamil..."
Taking to Twitter, General Secretary of MNS, Shalini Thackeray reiterated the same. In her tweet, she said, "If these SAB TV does not agree that Mumbai's 'common language' is not Hindi but Marathi. Then the Maharashtra soldiers will have to write 'Suvichar' under their ears! That too in Marathi! Then they Can you read the 'Marathi thoughts under your ear' properly!!"
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