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Thursday, 08 June 2023 7.18 AM IST

‘Does PM knows Hindi? Being born in Bangalore doesn’t mean I’m born with the language, our official language is Hindi why should I know Kannada’, says Salman Khan


BENGALURU: Dancer-choreographer Salman Yusuff Khan has shared a live video on Instagram describing a bad experience he had at the airport. Salman has alleged that the immigration officer at the Kempegowda International Airport insulted him on the grounds that he did not know Kannada.

In the video posted on Instagram, he says “On my way to Dubai and I meet this immigration officer who speaks to me in Kannada and I in my broken Kannada try to tell him that I understand the language but can’t speak so well to which he continues to speak in Kannada and shows me my passport and points out my name and my birth place and my father’s name and his birthplace and has the audacity to tell me that. you and your father are born in Bangalore and u can’t speak Kannada.. to which I replied that being born in Bangalore doesn’t mean I’m born with the language I could be born in Bangalore and travelled the world like I have been always a Saudi child bought up in Saudi .. (ps: I have never had Kannada as a language as I never lived in the country during my schooling .. whatever little that I know is through my friend) to which he goes to the extent of saying that .. if u can’t speak Kannada I can suspect you.

I told him that I know my nations official language Hindi and my mother tongue is Hindi why should I know Kannada.

I asked him again suspect me for what ...? and he says, I can just suspect you for anything …

I told him … TRY ME. And got a little louder and repeated TRY ME .. thrice …

To which he kept quiet. I told him that if uneducated people like you continue to live in this country this country will never grow. To which he just kept his head down and murmuring. Trying to report this incident to the airport authorities but no one seems to be guiding me. Well this is wht I get to represent my city and win national accolades.. that I have to prove myself to these uneducated Brutes

Ps: I am a proud Bangalorean but what I’ve faced today is unacceptable … you should always encourage people to learn any local language not demean them for not knowing it .. and pulling your parents name into it.”

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