In light of the current uproar over his comments about the Sindhi and Marathi languages, renowned Indian film actor Naseeruddin Shah has issued a statement. Naseeruddin Shah posted a message on his Facebook page in which he apologized for his comments. Explained his motivations, and emphasized the value of linguistic and cultural diversity.
Shah has commented on the controversy, calling it “completely unnecessary,” according to a statement he released. He acknowledged his mistake and apologized for his previous incorrect statement regarding the Sindhi language. Shah recognized the value of maintaining linguistic diversity and the continued use of Sindhi among Pakistan’s population. Two absolutely pointless controversies appear to have been sparked by recent statements I made. One is a reference to my earlier falsehood about Sindhi being spoken only in Pakistan. “I made a mistake there,” Shah finally said.
Shah also elaborated on his earlier comments regarding the connection between Marathi and Farsi. “The second is regarding my alleged remarks about the connection between Marathi and Farsi. I said that many Marathi terms have their roots in Farsi. My point was not to insult Marathi speakers but rather to emphasise the value of cultural diversity. The Urdu language is a fusion of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish.
Shah caused controversy with his comments about the prevalence of the Sindhi language in Pakistan. During an interview with Anmol Jamwal on the Tried and Refused Productions YouTube channel.
Shah talked to Jamwal about a wide range of subjects during their interview, including his role in the Netflix series Taj: Divided by Blood, his love of the language Urdu, his acting influences, his hopes for the future, and more. His comments against the Sindhi and Marathi languages, among others, caused a stir throughout the conversation.