This Article is From Nov 10, 2016

What Shah Rukh Khan, Other Celebs Say About PM Modi's Scrapping of Notes

What Shah Rukh Khan, Other Celebs Say About PM Modi's Scrapping of Notes

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  • SRK tweeted that PM Modi's move isn't politically motivated
  • Vidya Balan said it is a good step to keep a check on black money
  • His intent is in the right place, said John Abraham
New Delhi: 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.

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.

He was followed by stalwarts Kamal Haasan and Rishi Kapoor:

The young guns of Bollywood were equally thrilled:

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.

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.