When PM Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of old high-value currency notes on November 8, he asserted that the move is to weed out black money hoarding, corruption, terrorism and other illegal activities. The Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, however, seemed positive that in the film industry at least, there is no black money “in this age”. The minister was speaking at the International Film Festival of India in Goa recently.
According to a PTI report, Rathore said the film industry has been transacting through cheques and money loaned from banks and that there is transparency in film funding now.
Twitterati, however, did not seem as positive as the minister when he said the industry had no black money flow within it. Soon enough, the micro-blogging site was flooded with reactions calling out Rathore for his statement. Many users took on a sarcastic tone and said how saying there is no black money in the film industry was just like saying there is no casting couch either.
Evidently in disbelief after what the minister said, this is what a user said : “Entire world admits am Mrs Clooney”. While others called him “dumb”, some wondered why hasn’t Kejriwal reacted to his remark yet.
Sample some of the tweets here.
— Sunil Jain (@thesuniljain) November 28, 2016
There’s no #BlackMoney in film industry – Rajyavardhan Rathore
Debarati Majumder is my girlfriend – Brad Pitt #DeMonetisation
— Debarati Majumder (@debarati_m) November 28, 2016
— ????_??_??_???_????? (@vivek_singh29) November 28, 2016
— Raghav Chopra (@AarSee) November 28, 2016
There is no black money in film industry. Just like there is no casting couch.
— Love (@MirchiLaddoo) November 28, 2016
Entire world admits am Mrs Clooney
There’s no black money in film industry, claims Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore http://t.co/PcQsZLixNS
— Priyashmita Guha (@priyashmita) November 28, 2016
There’s no black money in film industry, claims Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
This shud be joke of the year http://t.co/ySCqaZhz9s
— aman ka tamasha (@ExSecular) November 28, 2016
Some even picked on Arvind Kejriwal’s unfiltered reactions to PM Modi introduced demonetisation
This Kejriwal is so indulged in Modi hate that he missed the latest gaffe by Rathore On Black Money and Bollywood.
— Optimist (@DesiOptimystic) November 28, 2016
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