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.
Prasoon, while talking to the media, welcomed the government’s new move and said that it is a great development in India’s war against corruption.
“When this decision was made, I am sure there was a smile on those people’s face who have worked hard to earn money. There will be some inconvenience for a few days but if such steps are not taken, it will become difficult to bring any change in the country. I am among those people, who have nothing to worry about because we have led a clean life. So, we should welcome this move”, the lyricist said.
Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra also called the PM’s decision a good step. The new development has also caused inconvenience to the citizens in terms of cash deposit and debit. Reacting to the criticism by other parties, designer and politician Shaina NC said, “It is important to understand that the Prime Minister has taken a decision which is in the interest of all. We do away with terrorism, fake currency. It may be inconvenient for a few days but look at the larger picture, it is inclusive for all Indians.”
Most of the film industry has heaped praise on the development, though there have been a few exceptions like actor Arshad Warsi, who hit out at the PM asking him to make new laws and amend the older ones that don’t allow fraudulent companies to function at all and increase the number of tax payers in the country.