Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on November 8 that Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes will be abolished in order to halt money laundering and black money. Ever since the news was announced, there have been mixed reactions to it. However, Bollywood is standing with Modi, calling it a bold and brave move. Joining Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and many others celebs, Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter last night to express his take on the move.
Shah Rukh Khan, hailing the move, tweeted, “Farsighted. Extremely smart. And not politically motivated. Will bring such a positive change for Indian economy. Great move Narendra Modi.” While SRK has already put his words out, the reaction from other influential Khans of Bollywood – Aamir Khan and Salman Khan – is awaited.
Farsighted. Extremely smart. And not politically motivated. Will bring such a positive change for Indian economy. Great move @narendramodi
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 9, 2016
Earlier, even Mukesh Bhatt, who is the president of the Film and Television Producers Guild of India’s President Mukesh Bhatt lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes to curb black money. However, he assures that the entertainment industry will not be impacted by it.
“It’s a good thing. But the film industry is not impacted by it at all. We don’t deal in cash. The film industry has been completely corporatised and cleaned of all cash dealings,” Bhatt, a well-known Bollywood producer, told IANS.
With inputs of IANS.
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