Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to abolish Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 rupee notes to curb the flow of black money has been lauded and appreciated by one and all in Bollywood. A lot of celebrities came out in support for Modi’s move to fight corruption, few of them being Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Rajinikanth, Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, Anushka Sharma, Rishi Kapoor among others, and now superstar Salman Khan has also joined the bandwagon.
“Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes have been banned to curb black money...Salute Modiji for your initiative,” said Salman while hosting the Bigg Boss Weekend Ka Vaar episode which went on air on Saturday. Salman further said, “I was in Hong Kong when Modiji announced this. I have some cash in hand, I have few Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes lying with me. I will soon get them exchanged from the bank.”
The discontinuation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes overnight left the country in a frenzy as everyone queued up outside ATMs and banks to either get their money exchanged or to withdraw enough money to get through a few days till things get normal. And Salman, while warming up to host the show and referring to the contestants inside the house, said, "An important announcement about the banning of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 rupee notes have been made but 13 people aren’t aware of the development at all. You must have understood who I am referring to."
Incidentally, a few hours back, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, too came out in support of the PM’s initiative to put an end to corruption. She said, "As a citizen, honestly I will say congratulations Mr Prime Minister. You have gone ahead with a very strong move for your larger plan to wipe out corruption in our country and that’s the larger overview we as a country need to recognise. Change is not always comfortable, everyone will find their way to embrace it if they focus on the larger picture."