'Let's pray this works to check the black money monster': Celebs laud Modi's move

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published Nov 9, 2016, 1:59 pm IST
Updated Nov 9, 2016, 2:04 pm IST
Indians were in for a huge surprise from PM as the government declared the notes of Rs. 500 and 1000 illegal
Several celebrities from the entertainment industry lauded Modi’s move. (Photo: PTI/Deccan Chronicle)
 Several celebrities from the entertainment industry lauded Modi’s move. (Photo: PTI/Deccan Chronicle)

Mumbai: On Tuesday, Indians were in for a huge surprise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the government declared the notes of Rs. 500 and 1000 illegal from Wednesday to weed out black money from the country.

As an obvious reaction to this, the social media went berserk and several people expressed their opinions of what they felt about the move. Though there would be inconvenience for a few days but the move has been largely termed a ‘masterstroke’.

 

Several celebrities from the entertainment industry lauded Modi’s move. Ustad Amjad Ali Khan said, “While in School I could never pass in Arithmetic . I was Completely involved,committed  and  dedicated in the sound of music.I think our revered PM Sri Narendra Modijee understands arithmetic and  maths better then any Indian.Perhaps this decision to ban 500 and 1000 rupee currency is to control the misuse of money to fund international violence and terrorism.”

On the other hand, Satish Kaushik lauded the move by saying, “I think it is a great step towards stopping unaccounted black money and fake currency .It will make some people uneasy now but it will be for good in long term.”

 

Renowned actor Naseeruddin Shah called it a “courageous decision”.  “Courageous decision. Let's pray this works to check the black money monster. But prohibition hasn't been able to stop the inflow of booze,” he said.

Renowned Indian lyricist and screenwriter Prasoon Joshi “respects the historical step by our PM”. He said, “Today hard-earned money smiles. Respect the historical step by our Prime Minister. Intention and action.”

Actor Shekhar Suman praised the bold movie by saying, “Modiji’s tactical and strategic move of check and mate. Interestingly while India gets stumped America gets trumped!”

 

Whereas ‘Pink’ star Tapsee Pannu hopes that the moves “makes for a better India for our future generations”.

“This is the most drastic. I’ve seen the Indian government take during my lifetime. I hope it makes for a better India for our future generations. Now I hope they do something about the taxes and not over-burden the citizens because we pay way too much tax compensating for people who hoard illicit wealth,” she said.

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