Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent the nation into a tizzy after he announced that two crucial currency denominations, Rs 500 and Rs 1000 won't be recognized as legal tender from Wednesday. The Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes would be merely pieces of paper, with effect from Tuesday midnight. People holding these notes can get them exchanged in any bank or post office from November 10 to December 30. The decision came in as a measure against black money and corruption that plagues the economy of India. Althought the money won't be legal currency otherwise, you can however use them in public hospitals, railway stations and bus stations. for the next few days.
“Banks will be closed tomorrow. It will cause some hardship to you….Let us ignore these hardships… In country’s history, there comes a moment when people will want to participate in the nation building and reconstruction. Very few such moments come in life,” Modi said in a live session while addressing the citizens.
Social media went crazy with memes and messaged bombarding one after the other about the situation. And just like any other Indian, Bollywood celebs too took to their social media accounts to address the situation. And so far the reactions have been positive.
Here are some of the tweets by the who's who of the film fraternity :