Mumbai: Hrithik Roshan does not want to plunge into the debate over scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, even as the biggest names in the film industry have come forward to praise the government's decision.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar have lauded PM Narendra Modi for doing away with the high denomination notes, calling it a masterstroke in India's war against corruption.
When asked what he would like to say on demonetisation, Hrithik told reporters here, "Nothing right now."
He was speaking at the launch of a single by Ananua Birla, daughter of Kumar Mangalam Birla, yesterday. Also present at the launch were Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Prasoon Joshi, Rahul Bose, Shaina NC, Rannvijay Singha among others.
Prasoon, who was forthcoming in speaking on the currency demonetisation, said, "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."
Chopra also praised the government's decision, calling it 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, Shaina said, "It is important to understand the 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..."
While most the the film industry has given a thumbs-up to the PM for this move, actor Arshad Warsi, is among those,who are not very pleased with the development.
Warsi hit out at the PM in a series of tweets, 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.