Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to express his joy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to curb black money by demotising Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.
The ‘Fan’ star wrote: "Farsighted. Extremely smart. And not politically motivated. Will bring such a positive change for Indian economy. Great move Narendra Modi," Shah Rukh tweeted on Wednesday night.”
Khan, who has completed 25 years in Bollywood, launched ‘SRK 25 Years of a life’, a book by author and filmmaker on his glorious career.
Just like the rest of India, Bollywood was taken by surprise by PM Modi’s decision.
Several celebrities from the entertainment industry lauded his 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....