Last Update: May 10, 2023, 7:30 PM IST
Neena Gupta gave her opinion on being called Hindi Medium
Neena Gupta shared a video on her Instagram where she expressed her displeasure over the term Hindi medium.
Veteran actress Neena Gupta on Wednesday criticized those who were making fun of her for speaking Hindi. She took to her social media handle and expressed her displeasure towards those people who use Hindi medium for her. The actress said that she is proud to be Hindi-medium.
Taking to her Instagram handle, the actress shared a video in which she is seen sitting on a beach with a picturesque view behind her. Neena is heard saying, “Humare desh mein na kuch terms hoti hai, jaise ‘Arey yeh toh TV actor hai’. Ek term hota hai ‘yeh toh Hindi-medium hai’, aur ek term hota hai ‘Arey haath se kha rahi hai, chee! Churi-kaate se nahi kha rahi hai’. Mujhe bahot baar bolte hain ‘Hindi-medium hai’ kyunki main achi Hindi bolti hoon, kyunki yeh meri matrabhasha hai. Toh main yeh kehna chaah rahi hu ki isme hume kabhi sharam nahi karni chahiye. I am proud to be ‘Hindi-medium’. I am proud to eat and dress the way I want to. And I am proud to be called a TV actor. We get angry every time that we have been called ‘Hindi-medium’, or we start to understand ourselves. I am proud to be what I am, if I feel from inside that I am doing the right thing. Am I right?
The veteran actress captioned the video as ‘Khabardar Hindi medium bola toh.’
Watch the video here:
Fans were also seen praising the actress and agreed with her. One fan wrote, ‘Yes of course. I don’t understand those stars who want their children to act in Hindi films but always speak to them in English at home. Why would they do this? You live in India, you want them to act in Hindi films, why don’t you teach them the language? Another wrote, “Spain speaks its language in Spanish, Italy in Italian, France in French so why can’t Indians speak in Hindi.”
On the work front, Neena was last seen in Elevation alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, Anupam Kher, Sarika and Parineeti Chopra. She will be next seen in Anurag Basu’s ‘Metro In Dino’ which also stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Sara Ali Khan.