Rs 500, Rs 1000 currency abolished: Bollywood hails PM Narendra Modi’s bold step

After PM Narendra Modi announced the scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, Indian stars from Rajinikanth to Amitabh Bachchan have lauded his move.

Written by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: November 9, 2016 12:11 pm
Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, PM Narendra Modi, Rs 500 notes, rs 1000 notes, Amitabh Rajinikanth image Film stars, led by Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan, have hailed PM Narendra Modi’s move to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.

Bollywood has for once come together to hail and support PM Narendra Modi’s decision to abolish Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes to curb black money. The decision which became effective from the midnight of November 8 effectively repeals Rs 500 and Rs 1000 rupee denominations as legal tender. Lauding PM Modi for taking this brave step, B-town celebs tweeted their congratulations and support.

Wrote Amitabh Bachchan, “T 2435 – the new 2000 rs note is PINK in colour … the PINK effect ..!!”

God of Indian cinema Rajinikanth tweeted, “Hats off @narendramodi ji. New india is born #JaiHind.”

Ajay Devgn tweeted, “100 सोनार की, 1 लोहार की। Masterstroke @narendramodi.”

Watch: People react to PM Modi abolishing Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes

Filmmaker Karan Johar tweeted, “This is truly a masterstroke move!!!! @narendramodi hits it out of the stadium!!!! 🇮🇳”

Anurag Kashyap, one of Modi’s harshest critics, also had a different take. Without mentioning or tagging Modi, Anurag tweeted, “Ballsiest move I have ever seen from any leader.. It will cause a lot of heart ache but Kudos..Super way to make the black money redundant.”

Director Madhur Bhandarkar wrote, “Congratulations to @PMOIndia @narendramodi for this bold move to ban 500 and 1000 notes to counter #BlackMoney and strengthen our economy.”

Actor Riteish Deshmukh wrote, “Bold move by PM @narendramodi ji as the #1000rs #500rs notes become invalid/redundant. #NewIndia.”

Anushka Sharma wrote, “A welcome bold&courageous step by PM Modiji towards nation building.Each 1of us shld cooperate in d larger interest of d nation #BlackMoney.”

Arjun Kapoor seemed not so happy as his tweets indicated. “The timing of the PM is interesting but the question is what will the government provide back to its fair & honest citizens after all this,” wrote Arjun.

Rishi Kapoor wrote, “PM Modi ji. Ball out of the stadium. Wohaaaaaa!!!! De monetisation is the right answer. Congratulations!”

Dia Mirza tweeted, “This is PHENOMENAL @PMOIndia @narendramodi!!! #RESPECT #IndiaFightsCorruption.”

Read the star’s tweets on PM Modi’s move to abolish Rs 500, Rs 100 currency

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First Published on: November 9, 2016 9:08 am
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    fhadl
    Nov 9, 2016 at 4:36 am
    You speak as if NRIs earn just by sitting when outside of India . . . worried ka kya matlab hai . . tera khoon khoon .. nri ka khoon paani . .wah . . stop poking fun . . and drop that Vedic citizen name .. . you do not have a personality which carry any meaning of veda
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      avi
      Nov 9, 2016 at 5:41 am
      Amitabh putting up a brave face and lauding the action of PM as this does effect his secret Panama funds ??? A sensible choice for concealment !!!
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        Balaji
        Nov 9, 2016 at 7:50 am
        My PM may not be knowing who am I. I do not need any mercy or any sympathy from the PM. But I am so happy with this master stroke and there is a love developed in my heart to such an extent that I am ready to sacrifice everything for the sake of the country and for the sake of this PM. God bless him and the country for ever. If somebody is doing his work selflessly, for the sake of the country without any personal desire, then we should be with him. We should wait and see our PM what he is doing and where he is taking us with all his good intention move. Oh God Please bless....
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          George
          Nov 9, 2016 at 4:38 am
          Nice move, when silent economic was take place among nations, consider other currencies to printing in Gold Coins, lt;br/gt;So that people can reprocess and make ornaments and industrial uses. Speculation Rupee may likely to reach highest in mid term.lt;br/gt;When Rs 200 Notes are not printed there could be doubt about it, other countries those skip printing order of coins must also be watched in short term for monetary decisions.
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            ashwin
            Nov 9, 2016 at 4:49 am
            Why the news from Bollywood ???? Why can't these news channels go to common people to ask the reaction
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              Champa Bai
              Nov 9, 2016 at 4:49 am
              Modi is the best PM India has produced so far..........HATS OFF to you SIR....I can withstand couple of days of inconvenience.......but NATION comes first and I am with the PM on this........where are all the Opposition parties, Khangress, Khujliwals and Lalus now
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                Guruji
                Nov 9, 2016 at 6:16 am
                WHO ASKED BOLYWOOD REACTION ? why should they be lauding the action ? the w world knows that Film Industry runs on Black Money, their atude is like if rxxe is inevitable then as well enjoy it.
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                  kokilam monika
                  Nov 9, 2016 at 4:31 am
                  hatts off pm modi sir we will proud of sir become an indian
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                    kokilam monika
                    Nov 9, 2016 at 4:33 am
                    very happy modi sir hatts off to ur new abolished of 500 and 1000 rupees notes
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                      john michael
                      Nov 9, 2016 at 8:37 am
                      hahahahh,,, all these bollywood stars will praise PM,,,,, but inside heart of heart they will be cursing and crying..... and sure Amitabh bachan will lead this team...... cheers.
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                        nikki
                        Nov 9, 2016 at 10:14 am
                        Best implementation of PM Modiji so far, The best answer to Black money and fake currencies .
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                          pk
                          Nov 9, 2016 at 7:03 am
                          sir g,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;yish desh ke rastra sambodhan ke aage to sari movie flop hai.lt;br/gt;aapka bhashan sun ke to koyi dialog ya stunt achha nahi lag raha aur kayi dino tak achha nahi lagega...lt;br/gt;namo sir, aap abhi tak kahan the.lt;br/gt;aap jawani main pm hote to sahi bata rahe hai bill Clinton lagte...lt;br/gt;jai ho namo sir ki
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                            rajan luthra
                            Nov 12, 2016 at 11:56 pm
                            Chenoy Seth jinke apne ghar sheeshe ke hote hain woh doosron per patthar nahin phenkte
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                              rajan luthra
                              Nov 12, 2016 at 11:12 pm
                              Raghuram Rajan the economist takes the backseat and these celebs are the economists now. What an educated and knowledgeable lot of lndian experts.
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                                Ravi
                                Nov 9, 2016 at 4:31 am
                                Yes, there will be some problems - in buying things for some days, or may be a month or two but I'm okay with it if it makes my INDIA BETTER (that Im sure it will).lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Nothing above my country's interest. Absolutely nothing.
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                                  Sam Crimehood
                                  Nov 11, 2016 at 11:46 pm
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                                    subraman
                                    Nov 9, 2016 at 9:48 am
                                    Who cares what Bollywood thinks? They probably have parked their black money overseas. It probably is not in the form of cash. I am sure Dawood keeps it as US Dollar or Dinar.
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                                      Suman
                                      Nov 9, 2016 at 5:06 am
                                      Not a single tweet from Khan Family,lt;br/gt;No Khan's has appreciated it, bcz their movie is funded from Black Money and Underworld's money...
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                                        tamilarasan
                                        Nov 9, 2016 at 5:34 am
                                        Amitabh and aishwarya stashed their money in the panama and then congratulating Modi . ha ha hypocrys
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                                          Curious onlooker
                                          Nov 9, 2016 at 9:39 am
                                          The duo might have already taken care of their 500 and 1000 denominated notes and therefore may be on safer ground. They could afford to appear loyal and nationalistic at the w scale pilfering of the poor a' la courtesy of Modi.
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                                            Badri
                                            Nov 9, 2016 at 5:46 am
                                            why we people should give attention to Bollywood, they are worthless creatures and their film funded by Black money only. I request media people not to give attention to the silly people.
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