"Nindu Hesaru Enu?" (What is your name?) "Nanige Milkshake Thumba Istha." (I like milkshake very much.) "Nanige Abhishek Thumba Istha." (I like Abhishek very much.) Do you think that these are the words uttered by Non-Kannada speaker? Yes! These are words of Abhishek Bachchan. This is really a great matter of pride for us.
But, the unfortunate thing is that these are words taught by a Kannada babe and she is none other than Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone. She taught Aishwarya Rai's hubby Abhishek Bachchan a few Kannada words during the promotion of her movie Karthik Calling Karthik with her co-star Farhan Akthar. It is difficult to tell whether to cry or feel proud of her for teaching them.
Several non-Kannada actresses like Pooja Gandhi, Parvathi Menon, Bieanka Desai, Priyanka Upendra, Malashree, Julie Lakshmi, Suhasini and Saritha speak Kannada very fluently like a born Kannadiga. They feel proud to be a Kannadiga. But why Kannada babes are forgetting the language?
Deepika belongs to the category of Kannadiga actress those who are forgetting their mother tongue. She is born and brought up in Karnataka. And she started her career with the Kannada movie Aishwarya. Now she is making waves in Bollywood film industry.
Why did she teach Abhi Kannada wrongly? Has she forgotten her mother tongue? Or does she think that being Bollywood sensation, it is below her dignity to identify herself as a Kannada babe? Whatever may be the reason, she should not forget that her parents, kith and kins are Kannadigas and Kannada film is her stepping stone to become B-Town Queen.