Bollywood celebrities like Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap among others have lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to abolish Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency in war against black money.
In his first televised address to the nation, two-and-a- half-years after assuming office, the PM declared a "decisive" war against black money and corruption with abolishing high denomination currency being a part of it.
"Hats off @narendramodi ji. New India is born #JaiHind," Rajinikanth tweeted. Megastar Bachchan wrote, "The new 2000 Rs note is PINK in colour, The PINK effect!!!"
Kashyap, who tweeted to Modi amid the controversy surrounding ban on the release of films with Pakistani artistes, also hailed the step taken by the PM.
"Ballsiest move I have ever seen from any leader.. It will cause a lot of heartache but Kudos..Super way to make the black money redundant."
Madhur Bhandarkar wrote, "Congratulations to @PMOIndia @narendramodi for this bold move to ban 500 and 1000 notes to counter #BlackMoney and strengthen our economy."
"A welcome bold&courageous step by PM Modiji towards nation building. Each one of us should cooperate in d larger interest of d nation #BlackMoney," Anushka Sharma tweeted. Southern superstars Kamal Haasan and Nagarjuna thanked thePM for rewarding the tax payers.
"Tweeting frm Paris/congrats @narendramodi Ji!!forwarding us tax payers/india on the way to become a super economy #IndiaFightsCorruption," Nagarjune wrote.
"Salute Mr Modi. This move has to be celebrated across political party lines. Most importantly by earnest taxpayers," Haasan tweeted. Johar called the step a 'masterstroke,' "This is truly a master stroke move!!!! @narendramodi hits it out of the stadium!!!!" Rishi Kapoor tweeted, "PM Modi ji.
Ball out of the stadium. Wohaaaaaa!!!! De monetisation is the right answer.Congratulations!" Actress Bhumi Pednekar termed the decision brilliant.
"Brilliant brilliant brilliant @PMOIndia ,let's break corruption bit by bit . No more Kala dhan or Mann#500And1000rupee," she wrote. Suniel Shetty tweeted, "9/11 jab bhi aata hai hila daltahai bhai...this 9/11 some will lose...Many shall win! A powerful & brave decision indeed #RIP #BlackMoney"