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Divya Spandana Calls Ajay Devgn's Ignorance 'Baffling' After National Language Tweet

Divya Spandana's comments came after an online Twitter spat erupted between Kiccha Sudeepa and Ajay Devgn, over the former's comments on Hindi no longer being a national language.

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Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeep’s former co-star and actor-politician Divya Spandana stepped into the national language discussion on Wednesday, calling Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn's "ignorance baffling."

The former Congress IT cell leader argued that 'art has no language barrier,' and highlighted the success of South Indian films like 'KGF' and 'RRR' in the Hindi belt. Have a look at Spandana's tweet here:

Spandana's comments came after an online Twitter spat erupted between Sudeep and Devgn, over the former's comments on Hindi no longer being a national language. "Hindi is no more a national language," Sudeepa allegedly said during the trailer launch event for the film 'R: The Deadliest Gangster Ever.'

Devgn responded with a scathing rebuttal in Hindi, asking why his films were being translated in the language if it was no longer the mother tongue.

Sudeep was quick to respond to Devgn's tweet, stating that his comment was not meant to "hurt, provoke, or start a debate." He further claimed that the incident had been 'taken out of context,' and that he would be pleased to clarify the situation to the Bollywood star in person. Sudeep responded with a tweet saying that he 'loves and respects' all of the country's languages and that he would want to put an end to the debate.

The 53-year-old responded by thanking the South superstar for explaining the situation and referring to him as a 'friend.' Devgn said, "Perhaps, something was lost in translation." Sudeep buried the hatchet by saying that instead of this misunderstanding, he would have preferred the actor to mention him in a tweet for "a creative reason."

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