India is not only big in terms of population but also in terms of diversity and cultural heritage. India gained Independence from British rule back in the year 1947.
India is a country located in South Asia. It is the second-most populous nation, which is the seventh-largest country by area, and the most populous democracy in the world. In fact, it is known for its incredible history.
There are 138 crore people living in India (data as of 2020). There are 21 modern Indian languages which include the likes of Assamese, Bangla, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Kannada, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Santali, Sindhi, and Urdu.
Among the languages, Tamil is one of the ancient living languages in the world. Moreover, it is the first language declared as the Classical Language in Universe.
Meanwhile, Kollywood actress Shruti Haasan was asked if she speaks Hindi and the actress gave a befitting reply during an interactive session on social media.
Shruti said, “List of things you probably shouldn’t do around me. One is asking me, ‘Aap Hindi bol payengi kya you’re from the South na,’ as if it’s a different planet. We’re all making movies; we’re all working hard, no time for prejudice in 2022 (sic).”
For the unversed, Hindi is recognized as the official language of 9 states and 3 union territories, and one of the two parliamentary languages of India. Although the language is widely understood by the majority of Indian citizens, Hindi has not been accepted as the national language of this country.
Kamal Haasan’s daughter made her acting debut in the film industry with the Bollywood movie ‘Luck’, in which she starred opposite Imran Khan.
Did you know? Shruti Haasan is also a singer and besides that, she holds a degree in Psychology. She studied at Lady Andal Venkatasubba Rao school in Chennai and later shifted to Mumbai to finish her degree. She also has an avid interest in singing which he has expressed many times before and moved to the US to further learn music at the Musicians Institute in California.