Taapsee Pannu backs out of event; protests against black money

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Kavita Awaasthi

Taapsee Pannu has proven that she sticks to her morals. The Pink (2016) ac­tor, who is of­ten asked to en­dorse brands and ap­pear at events, re­cently backed out of an event when she learnt that she would be paid in cash. Ac­cord­ing to a source, the ac­tor did so be­cause be­ing paid in cash would go against the In­dian gov­ern­ment’s ef­forts at turn­ing the econ­omy into a dig­i­tal one.

A source says, “Taapsee knows the value of hard­earned money and al­ways strives to do bet­ter in life. She had agreed for a meet and greet event in Bhopal, Mad­hya Pradesh. But two days be­fore the event, Taapsee backed out, as she was told that she would be paid in cash. She was against get­ting hard cash, as that goes against the In­dian gov­ern­ment’s ef­forts at digi­ti­sa­tion and root­ing out black money. She told the or­gan­is­ers to pay her by cheque or trans­fer the money on­line, but when they didn’t agree, she backed out.”

Ex­plain­ing her stand, Taapsee says, “Now that our gov­ern­ment has taken such a big step to get rid of black money in our coun­try, this is the least we can do. With the way I travel and in­vest, cash would have been of no use to me. I think this is the least I can do to make sure there are no black money trans­ac­tions be­ing made through me.”

Now that our gov­ern­ment has taken such a big step to get rid of black money in our coun­try, this is the least I can do TAAPSEE PANNU, AC­TOR

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