Looks like Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move for demonetization is getting praise from the whole of the Indian film industry – North to South. After Salman Khan, Akashay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan and many others praised the PM’s bold initiative to stamp out black money, the latest celluloid celebrity to speak highly of the decision is Malayali star Mohanlal. The actor wrote a six-page letter, which he uploaded on his blog in a post titled, ‘A Big Salute to Virtuous India,’ which focused on the issue of demonetization and ridding the country of black money and corruption. In it, the 56-year-old actor said he was all for any decision that was taken with the best of intentions.
“I see it as a surgical strike with good intention – his speech as well as actions that followed. I don’t worship personalities, but I idolise ideas which are honest. I see this decision as one of that. Beyond the initial difficulties I understand this is for a good cause,” the Janatha Garage actor wrote on November 21, according to NDTV. He further added, “When such a big decision is taken, it won’t be in ignorance. I understand the difficulties of standing in a queue. We stand in long queues outside liquor outlets, cinema theaters and religious places. There is no harm in standing in a queue for a good cause too is what I think.”
However, not everyone would agree with Mohanlal’s views. While the actor was shooting for an upcoming film in Rajasthan this Monday, two people died in Kerela while standing in the line to withdraw or exchange money at the State Bank Of Travancore. According to TOI, the post has already garnered considerable flack on Twitter as well.