To claim the greatness of Telugu, one needs to highlight the greatness of the very own language, but not tell the superlatives given by some foreigners is what many critics feel. And today, even talented hero Adivi Sesh also felt the same.
Apparently, the Telugu language is always given the sobriquet that it is "Italian Of The East". For the unknown, way back in the 16th century, when Italian traveler merchant Nicolo De Conte visited the Vijayanagara Kingdom, he has given the phrase that the Telugu language is the Italian of the east. This is because both Telugu and Italian have all the words ending with vowel sounds only.
However, had Tenali Ramakrishna visited Italy in the same way, even he would have given the phrase that Italian is Telugu Of The West. But then, there is no need to compare Telugu with some other language to give its greatness, isn't it? That is what Adivi Sesh also feels.
"I don't like the idea of labelling Indian things in the context of Western ideas. The #Telugu language is not the #Italian of the East. It is the #Telugu of India", his tweet read. We can't agree more!!