Backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to cancel the legal tender of Rs. 500 and Rs.1000, Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani on Saturday lauded the former for taking a “bold” and “innovative” step to curb the menace of black money.
Admitting that there inconveniences as several ATMs are running out of cash leaving the people fuming, Hirani, however, said that the decision would ultimately benefit the nation in long term.
“People are facing a little inconvenience but people must understand and co-operate as it will be beneficial in long run,” Hirani told ANI.
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He said the Prime Minister Modi-led government is leaving no stones unturned to mitigate the currency crunch and expressed hope that the problem of black money will not exist henceforth.
Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday announced that the government had decided to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes to tackle the menace of black money.
While stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan have openly hailed the government’s decision to scrap Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes, actor Hrithik Roshan has refused to speak on the burning issue. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced that the government was scrapping the two denominations, in a bid to start a “decisive war” against black money and corruption.
When asked what he would like to say on currency demonetisation, Hrithik said, “Nothing right now.” The 42-year-old star was present at the launch of a new single by Ananya Birla, daughter of Kumar Mangalam Birla. Others stars, who attended the event, included Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Prasoon Joshi and Rahul Bose.
With ANI inputs