Mumbai,15 November 2016:-The demonetisation move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the country by surprise, but a large section, including the Hindi film industry, endorses the brave decision.
Aamir Khan, whose film Dangal is all set to hit the theaters this December, stated that he would not mind if the business of his film gets affected by demonetisation as he is looking at the larger picture. According to a report by The Siasat Daily, Khan addressed the issue at a song launch of his film.
”During such situations, we should think about what is good for the country. People are facing some issues, but we should focus more on the long-term benefits of this drive. Even if this drive affects the business of my film, I would have no issues with it,” he said.
While Khan’s film is slated to release a month later, it is John Abraham’s film Force 2 which hits the theaters this Friday. However, he also endorsed the PM’s move and hoped that his film does not get affected by the impact of demonestisation.
As per a report by Glamsham.com, he said, “I hope Rock On 2 does well. Even if demonetisation affects the box office business, it will last only till the immediate weekend as the banks and ATMs are not functioning properly. But I hope everything is fine when Force 2 release on 18 November.”
Arjun Rampal, who is a part of Rock On 2, admitted that his film felt the brunt of demonetisation but he looks it as a casualty in the long-drawn war against black money. According to an Indian Express report, he said, “The move is good for the future. Rock On 2 has sacrificed its profit for a larger cause. Demonetisation will ward off several evils like terrorism and drug smuggling.”
Shahid Kapoor echoed the same view according to a report by Bollywood Spy. “I think it is too early to say anything as there are a lot of practicalities involved. But if it is able to curb the issue of black money and fake money, then it is a bold move. When the corruption is so widespread and rampant, such a bold move becomes essential.”
Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai had also lauded the decision of the ruling party. While Khan said that he will get his currency notes exchanged, Aishwarya also dubbed demonetisation as a brave move in the long-term war against black money.