Mumbai: Pakistani artists are paying for the sins of their ISI and Government. Initially, it was Pakistani Singers and Actors. But now, Fake currency printers are losing their job due to moves by the Indian government.
On November 8, at 8 PM, PM Modi declared the 500 and 1000 Rupee notes as null and void. It created a frenzy in India with people rushing to convert their old notes into 100 Rupee notes. While the pandemonium is still going on in India, people from another side of the border are also affected severely by this move, which is dubbed as ‘Surgical Strike on Fake money’.
While this can be seen as a loss of job for Pakistani fake money printers, Bollywood, and its sidekick activists have thrown an art angle to it. Speaking to OpIndia, noted director Mahesh KaButt said, “There is art in every form. Not only painting or singing or dancing is an art. Even printing counterfeit money is an art. Just imagine how they had to re-engineer an already printed original note and convince the end user that they are holding the original currency note. In my opinion, it is the best of art. So, by trying to curb counterfeit currency, this Modi government is trying to send a signal that artists and their art form aren’t welcome in India. This is a worrying sign of growing fascism. Even Hitler tried to curb art and we are seeing a replication of Nazi Germany here.”
Famous director ‘cum’ producer, Karan Gobar said, “I vehemently oppose this move by Modi that has pushed the livelihood of many Pakistani artists aka counterfeit currency printers into oblivion. Why is my country which had always been plural with both original and fake money is now trying to massacre the latter? As a sign of protest, I have decided to pay my team in counterfeit currency, that is, art money to my team henceforth.”
Self-notable actress Suvara Bhaskar tweeted, “Why seeing Indian Rupee printed in Pak as counterfeit? See it as an inspiration, an art! How can Sanghis understand this!!”
Also to tweet and question Modi was director Anurag Kashyap, ” @narendramodi you want Indian Rupees from others countries via FDI, but you do not want Indian Rupees from Pakistan. why?”