Bollywood playback singer and composer Ankit Tiwari says Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to demonetise Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes has affected him also, but he’s all for it.
Mumbai-based Tiwari went to his hometown, Kanpur, for a visit just before the announcement, but had to cut short the visit and return due to a work emergency. “I read about demonetisation when I was travelling and when I landed in Mumbai, I realised that I had only Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes,” says Tiwari. “I reached home using digital money. But then....there was no food at home. So, I decided to order in.”
According to him, the restaurant refused to take his order because of the old currency. Eventually, they used a credit card machine. “I had to say that I am Ankit Tiwari before they agreed to send a card machine with the delivery boy,” says Tiwari. “I believe that if people understand and cooperate with each other like they did, the little inconveniences will disappear.”
The singer fully supports the PM’s decision. “I believe that it is a very good move and the amount of black money in the market will be curbed because of this.”