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Here's why John Abraham isn't bothered by the Rs1000 ban


Known to be a wise spender, the actor seldom carries cash and mostly uses plastic money.

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Mayur Lookhar

The whole of India went into a tizzy last evening when prime minister Narendra Modi made the stunnnig announcement that all Rs500 and Rs1000 currency notes would cease to be legal tender from midnight.

Aimed at cracking the whip on black money, the move has largely been appreciated by citizens, though it has added to the worries of those with unaccounted cash.

Hindi film celebrities have a long history of being on the scanner of the income-tax department. So it is natural to expect that at least a few bigwigs would have lost sleep over the prime minister's sudden move, but John Abraham is one man who has no worries. For he hardly uses cash, forget about storing it at home.

"It’s a blessing in disguise that all these years I never carried any cash," John told Cinestaan.com. "I’ve always been one who carries plastic money. So, I don’t need to worry at all."

A smart move indeed. So does the actor give the same advice to his colleagues in the industry? 

“Yes, after this move, everyone should carry plastic money,” John smiled.

Those who didn’t believe in plastic money before will surely now call their banks to get their debit/credit cards pronto.