1. Demonetisation: Did we just spot Shah Rukh, Salman, Virat Kohli and Sehwag in a queue outside ATMs?

Demonetisation: Did we just spot Shah Rukh, Salman, Virat Kohli and Sehwag in a queue outside ATMs?

Well, no, we didn't. Virender Sehwag, in his flamboyant way, took to Twitter and questioned the aam aadmi's woes and impatience at standing in long queues outside ATMs and banks.

By: | Updated: November 16, 2016 5:06 PM
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Well, no, we didn’t. Virender Sehwag, in his flamboyant way, took to Twitter and questioned the aam aadmi’s woes and impatience at standing in long queues outside ATMs and banks. Sehwag cited the example of Shaheed Hanumanthapa, who had spent 6 hours under 35ft of snow at -45°C and said that if the soldier could do that, then we could surely wait for a few hours for the greater good of our nation. Respectable sentiment, of course, but the concept of “we” in the tweet was not easy to grasp. Pardon if proven otherwise, but it is safe to assume that the cricketing legend himself never stood in a line outside ATMs or banks and that too for hours. Neither did Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan for that matter – all VVIPs who are going ga-ga over the demonetisation drive. While no one is arguing that the scheme is bad or should not have been implemented (it could have saved India a lot of bother it it had been done with better implementation of course), still the sentiments expressed by these folks are over-the-top.


A valid argument against these statements might be that their presence would create a ruckus amongst the crowd, making it impossible to actually get the job done. Aye, but none of that matters. It simply means that these honourable men and women are immune to the nuances and the troubles of the public. Earlier today, Virat Kohli lauded the Prime Minister’s announcement of demonetisation as the best decision of all time. Debatable topic but the statement was just another cliche – surprising, considering the the iconic cricketer is known to talk straight on most matters.


Shah Rukh Khan knows his economics. The great implications of a high denomination currency are not lost on anyone. But again, even your everyday momo wala will refuse to grant you change. Yes, grant is the right word in these circumstances. And it is not because, momo wale bhaiya doesn’t love the nation, but because he too has a life to lead.

Bollywood’s moral education teacher, Aamir Khan said that the short term disruption in the life of a common man should not come ahead of the long-term achievements. I am quite sure, ‘Raju Rastogi’ would disagree.

Salman Khan too said that that move was a massive hit against black money. Of course, his driver would gladly stand in a queue for him to withdraw the new currency.


Sire, with all due respect, your movie was released, was moderately likeable and a page was turned. Chapter over. We are seriously done with the PINK statuses. There is no connect and this one looks such a put-up show, tacky even.

There were countless other celebrities, legends and superstars who have lauded the demonetisation process and they are within their rights to do so. But suggesting that one must ignore the short-term difficulties in people’s lives for a long term goal, especially when you do not have to stand in the same shoes as the rest of us, is a tad hypocritical. I mean, when was the last time any of ‘us’ saw any of ‘you’ in a queue anywhere?

  1. D
    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:42 pm
    Do your self for writting this up, and do public pushed celebs... or can I call ourself stupid enough to wait for our on money..
  2. D
    Nov 17, 2016 at 7:17 am
    What a stupid topic to choose... How do you judge if they have declared their money or will pay 200% penalty tax. It's none of your business... Someone has taken a bold initiative let's support the cause and not malign the retion of our leader
  3. S
    Nov 16, 2016 at 12:17 pm
    Dear author, Please give my (and of lakhs like me) viewpoint as well,not only few celebrities. Else this article will simply be unbalanced rubbish ready to be trashed.I stand in these queues, twice without any money in my hand when I was about to reach the head of the queue, and 4000 the third time. Lost about 8 hrs of time. Still I have the same sentiments as these celebrities, who never stand in queues, weather before, or after demonetization.
  4. J
    Nov 16, 2016 at 12:16 pm
    Right and most of them are saying it just to be on the safe side of the government and it's supporters they don't want hordes of modi supporters in front of their house yelling and screaming and questioning their patriotism
  5. S
    Nov 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm
    Dear writer of this piece of article How much new denomination you got to spread negativity.
  6. M
    Mohd Sharif
    Nov 17, 2016 at 5:22 am
    Such a amateur act by our pm narendre modi. Like a child is running the government
  7. R
    R Bose
    Nov 16, 2016 at 7:04 pm
    Very Flimsy and Kiddish Article,No basics and What expression like "Momo wale Bhaiya" ,LOL,Despite Sounding Anti Feministic,I Actually scrolled Up to check whether Itwas written by a Male Or Female,And As Rightly guessed ,by the Lingo ,It was written by a Lady, probably in her early twenties aspiring to write a Trash Novel some day,OMG-Momo wale Behna, How Trash is floating Around,Hillarious,
  8. G
    Nov 16, 2016 at 11:42 am
    pathetic writing
  9. S
    sharath chandra
    Nov 17, 2016 at 7:30 am
    almost all of us support this bold move...but as a youngster iam seriously dissapointed by some people who still plan to elect congress or any other party the next elections..definetely this is a very complex task and everybody has the right to question..quition about planning...but i want to ask why no common mans voice was raised against corruption these w years of decades...if corruption was un planned then what is wrong in policy being a little glitched??..they say that congress schemes like 30 years rickshawwala financial support scheme (just a hypothetical but relevant example)which target the specific group of potion in country only for increasing voters are better than our pm who has taken this bold step for future of the country keeping in mind and knowing the m psychological opposition he is going to face.We who know the benefits of this act mist educate others who do not and tell them this inconvenience is just like the pain while bearing an injection for treatment of disease called black money.....people who still look up for congress are the one who want temorary relief rather than a liberal economy.They are like children who run out of their homes when their parents do not give them chocolates and threaten to change them.Iam with pm and lucky to be born in era of the pm who watsapp status is not'cant speak watsapp only'.where our pm is having a tough time gathering and concieving ideas,mr arving kejriwal whenever has opportunity rs about our pm, this reminds me of a great saying'great minds dicuss ideas, average minds discuss about situations and morons discuss about people.Sorry to say we dont want an aam aadmi who prioritises things , thinks about his health and opinions over country and burns the rs2000 note in public (yup he did so)which is the hard earned money of an aam aadmi as a leader , but we want a charismatic person who has nothing to loose and gain and sacrificed his time and health like modiji.I want to tell the writer if you were a celebrity would you send your istant or stand there yourself and disturb the w queque??? if a celebrity is saying something good and positive why writing such worthless article against them because this site is devoted to finance i would have not termed it disgraceful if you gave the country and gave it some tips for implementation.There are some adults who still may think what does this guy know he is just a kif but sorry to say i may be a youngster but i wasnt born yesterday.Iam with modiji.jai hind.
  10. J
    Nov 16, 2016 at 1:42 pm
    How could you forget the takla kher! !??
  11. M
    Nov 17, 2016 at 7:07 am
    For all those who talk lots of patriotism, two queues be formed, those who are so keen in bringing in indian soldiers in every discussion and those who are also country lovers but living a common life. Let's see how long the 1st queue gets formed!!
  12. V
    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:14 pm
    This article is such a
  13. P
    Nov 17, 2016 at 7:10 am
    How about this? How can you say that those celebrities have their account in the same bank branch you are standing? Are they bound to come in bank for notes swap at the same time you are there? You don't have some one for you to swap notes but they muat have.. I gave seen lot of business persons sending their workers, servant etc for 4500/-
  14. M
    Nov 16, 2016 at 4:10 pm
    Wasted time on reading such a useless article. Dear author go and learn some writing skills
  15. R
    Nov 16, 2016 at 12:02 pm
    poor article no knowledge of basic facts
  16. R
    Nov 16, 2016 at 12:01 pm
    you r shortsighted as our dear politicians the stars dont stand in line asthey use debit credit cards for their daily use the white economy is open twenty four hours without closing if u the future this was and will be the best decision ever taken
  17. R
    Nov 17, 2016 at 3:31 am
    It has been rightly expressed from your angle the person going on appreciating this move are in electronic mode therefore they cannot see the pain of a common man or middle man as such small factories small shopkeepers small traders etc.They been hit hard and very hard even workers working in factories are unemplo because of no demand of goods as such production is on halt for about 2 months
  18. B
    Nov 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm
    Only sees the support for demonitisation online by privilaged cl.
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