Important to know one’s own history, language, says Pankaj Tripathi
Pankaj Tripathi`s command over Hindi is evident in his effortless delivery of dialogues. Those who have worked with the actor will tell you that he insists on scripts being given to him written in Devanagari. Vocal about his love for the language, Tripathi was chosen to host a conversation with Prasoon Joshi, lyricist and chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, to mark Hindi Diwas yesterday. The Hindi Diwas Samaroh Second Akhil Bhartiya Rajbhasha Sammelan, which took place in Surat, was organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Official Language.
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The chat revolved around the evolution of Hindi over the centuries, and encouraging the youth to embrace the language. The duo also discussed the changing vocabulary of Hindi dialogues in cinema. For Tripathi, it was a joy to celebrate the language and its legacy. He says, “Hindi is a beautiful language with a vast history. We, as Indians, should take pride in it. While it’s good to learn about western culture, it is also important to know one’s own history and language. In our movies too, you can see a huge difference between the language used earlier and now.” The event was also attended by Mahesh Manjrekar and Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi.
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