Actor Shah Rukh Khan has added his praise to those celebrities tweeting delightedly about Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
“Far-sighted, smart and not politically motivated,” was SRK’s verdict.
Shah Rukh Khan ✔ @iamsrk
Farsighted. Extremely smart. And not politically motivated. Will bring such a positive change for Indian economy. Great move @narendramodi
9:36 PM – 9 Nov 2016
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The 51-year-old actor’s sentiment was echoed by Vidya Balan. The actress, currently promoting her new film Kahaani 2, told news agency IANS, “It is a very good step which will keep a check on black money. Some people will face issues but I am sure the government has some plans for them too.”
The move was also welcomed by Force 2’s Sonakshi Sinha and John Abraham. “I am not an economist. So I don’t know how it’s going to pan out. But I understand his intent. His intent is in the right place,” John told us.
Superstar Rajinikanth was among the first to greet PM Modi’s announcement with a tweet shortly after he made it on the evening of November 9.
Rajinikanth ✔ @superstarrajini
Hats off @narendramodi ji. New india is born #JaiHind
10:54 PM – 8 Nov 2016
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He was followed by stalwarts Kamal Haasan and Rishi Kapoor:
Kamal Haasan ✔ @ikamalhaasan
Salute Mr. Modi. This move has to be celebrated across political party lines. Most importantly by earnest tax payers.
9:12 AM – 9 Nov 2016
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Rishi Kapoor ✔ @chintskap
PM Modi ji. Ball out of the stadium. Wohaaaaaa!!!! De monetisation is the right answer. Congratulations!
11:01 PM – 8 Nov 2016
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The young guns of Bollywood were equally thrilled:
Anushka Sharma ✔ @AnushkaSharma
A welcome bold&courageous step by PM Modiji towards nation building.Each 1of us shld cooperate in d larger interest of d nation #BlackMoney
11:02 PM – 8 Nov 2016
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Sidharth Malhotra ✔ @S1dharthM
Blockbuster reform! So proud to be an Indian today as we usher into a new era.Thank you @narendramodi #IndiaFightsCorruption 💪
11:43 PM – 8 Nov 2016
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Arjun Kapoor ✔ @arjunk26
Hoping we can all work in harmony to see out this change & it pays dividends to each & every citizen in the future. No more #BlackMoney !!!
11:11 PM – 8 Nov 2016
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Dhanush ✔ @dhanushkraja
Fabulous move #ModiJi. Historical. Respect #Jaihind #Swachbharat!! #ProudIndian
10:13 PM – 8 Nov 2016
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The temporary inconvenience of the abolishment proved to be equal-opportunity, with some celebrities tweeting about being strapped for cash to buy groceries or take public transport.
Bipasha Basu ✔ @bipsluvurself
Just borrowed money from @RockyStarWorld to buy eggs🙈 what a day!🙈
10:40 AM – 9 Nov 2016
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Mini Mathur ✔ @minimathur
Cant take a rickshaw today. It’s got to be an uber with a payTM account. Terrible few days for daily wage earners😕#realproblems
11:38 AM – 9 Nov 2016
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Starting today, the now invalid notes can be exchanged at banks and post offices. Citizens have until December 30 to deposit or exchange old notes, after which the Reserve Bank will accept the invalid notes on certain conditions.