Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes has been hailed across the spectrum. Business icons, politicians and common man in large have welcomed the move. Film celebrities from Rajinikanth to Kamal Haasan, Karan Johar to Ram Gopal Varma have appreciated the new development in India to curb black money. The latest to join them is none other than Shankar.
Filmmaker Shankar, who is busy shooting forthcoming movie 2.0, took to Twitter to praise PM Modi. He posted, "Extremely happy... Dreams coming true. Hats off to @narendramodi ji. [sic]" The director has often projected patriotism in his films and expressed his anger against corruption and black money in his films. Hence, his concern is understood by his fans.
Interestingly, moments after PM Modi announced the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, Tamil cine-goers on social media immediately recalled Shankar's movies. "All #Modi needs now is some #Mudhalvan BGM," this tweet sums up the instant reaction of the people.
PM Modi made the historic announcement on Tuesday on banning the notes. Later, in a series of tweets, he explained that the step was taken to fight corruption, black money, terror and counterfeit currency. It is a historical move to strengthen the economy of India.
Apart from Shankar, many other Tamil celebrities have also praised the move. Below, we bring you their comments:
Prakash Raj: No need to panic. Just deposit your Rs 500/1000 notes in your bank account. Problem is only for those with unaccounted cash and #BlackMoney.
Suriya Sivakumar: Hats off to @narendramodi ji and his think tank..!! #DrAPJ's #India2020 is no more a dream..!! @PMOIndia #ProudIndian #salutes
Dhanush: Fabulous move #ModiJi. Historical. Respect #Jaihind #Swachbharat!! #ProudIndian
Rajinikanth: Hats off @narendramodi ji. New india is born #JaiHind
Siddharth: Dear Mr.Narendra Modi. You Sir are a legend! Every patriotic Indian will sleep well tonight.Thank you for this day Sir! #CleanIndia #JaiHind India fights black money. America rewards tax evasion. India wins. #JaiHind
Vishal: #ModiJi. Masterstroke.bring on the new India.way to go.wil take time for some to digest but dis is it. Revolution.god bless
Kamal Haasan: Salute Mr. Modi. This move has to be celebrated across political party lines. Most importantly by earnest tax payers.
Radikaa Sarathkumar: The new chip embedded notes will entail accountability. This is for people cribbing on the rtrn of black money. Master stroke