“Why Should They (Tamils) Speak in Hindi?” says the narrator. Sonu Nigam, a singer, weighs in.

Despite the fact that Hindi is the most widely spoken language in the country, it cannot be imposed on non-Hindi speakers because the language is not listed as a “national language” in the Constitution, according to singer Sonu Nigam, who expressed his thoughts on the controversy that erupted last week after a Twitter exchange between Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn and Kannada actor Sudeep Sanjeev.

“As far as I am aware, Hindi is not listed as a national language in the Indian Constitution. I’ve also sought advice from specialists on this. I understand that Hindi is the most widely spoken language in the country. Are we aware, however, that Tamil is the world’s oldest language? Between Sanskrit and Tamil, there is a controversy. Tamil is said to be the oldest language. People say Tamil is the oldest language in the entire world,” Mr Nigam, a Padma Shri awardee, said when asked about his views

According to Mr Nigam, the dispute will create unwelcome friction in the country, which already has numerous internal problems.

“Do we have less difficulties in the country and therefore do not require a new one? We are causing discord in the country by imposing a language on others and telling them that if they are Tamil, they must speak Hindi. Why would they do that? People should be able to choose the language they want to use “Mr. Nigam continued.