Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is usually reserved in her comments, today had a message for citizens and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, making a plea to people to see the larger picture.
“As a citizen, honestly I will say congratulations Mr Prime Minister. You have gone ahead with a very strong move for your larger plan to wipe out corruption in our country and that’s the larger overview we as a country need to recognize. Change is not always comfortable, everyone will find their way to embrace it if they focus on the larger picture,” the 43-year-old actor told NDTV.
In a surprise announcement, the Prime Minister had announced on Tuesday night that Rs. 500 and 1000 notes will be discontinued from Wednesday midnight as part of the government’s efforts to curb black money. Instead, new high security 500 and 2000-rupee notes will go into circulation.
Opposition parties, including the Congress, Trinamool Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and also BJP ally Shiv Sena have questioned the move.