PM Narendra Modi, in what would be remembered as a historic address to the nation, informed everyone today of his latest move to ban Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes effective midnight.
Which means these notes will cease to be acceptable as legal tender post midnight of November 8 and is allegedly a step towards a total crackdown on black money.
Even as news of PM Modi's bold new statement against black money made history, Bollywood was quick to react to the changes.
Film actors, young and old, tweeted about the currency ban:
T 2435 - the new 2000 rs note is PINK in colour ... the PINK effect ..!!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 8, 2016
PM Modi ji. Ball out of the stadium. Wohaaaaaa!!!! De monetisation is the right answer. Congratulations!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) November 8, 2016
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 !!!— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) November 8, 2016
A welcome bold&courageous step by PM Modiji towards nation building.Each 1of us shld cooperate in d larger interest of d nation #BlackMoney— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) November 8, 2016
Very bold move by Modiji. I hope no one had any clue this was going to happen. Well played! #BlackMoney— Raghu Ram (@tweetfromRaghu) November 8, 2016
A bold and brilliant move by PM Narendra Modi to curb #BlackMoney and corruption. Finally, change is upon us. Good times for India 🇮🇳— Diana Penty (@DianaPenty) November 8, 2016
Actors weren't the only ones tweeting about the ban.
Ballsiest move I have ever seen from any leader.. It will cause a lot of heart ache but Kudos..Super way to make the black money redundant— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) November 8, 2016
This is truly a masterstroke move!!!! @narendramodi hits it out of the stadium!!!! 🇮🇳— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) November 8, 2016
Keep some 500 and 1000 rupee notes. A 5000 rupee note demonetised in 1978 sold for over Rs 6 lakhs in an auction in 2008— ramesh sharma (@rameshfilms) November 8, 2016
Actors from Telugu film industry also commented on the incident:
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