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‘Force 2’ may suffer due to demonetisation says Vipul Shah

Mumbai: Demonetisation of high currency notes and the resultant cash crunch is likely to hit the box office collection of the just-released ‘Force 2’, its producer Vipul Shah has said.

The ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, announced on November 8, has led to severe shortage of valid notes among people, who are queueing up before banks and ATMs in large numbers to exchange the now defunct bills for new ones.

“There might be some loss. It’s been 10 days… and people are facing this problem and I think Indians want to come out of this (problem) and get themselves entertained. We hope to contribute towards reducing the stress of people through our film,” Vipul told on Thursday night at a promotional event of ‘Force 2’ in Mumbai.

“Even Bookmyshow and Paytm (e-wallet) are looking to help people,” he said.

‘Force 2’ stars John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha supported the demonetisation drive, saying it is a great step forward to prevent corruption and curb black money.

“’Force 2’ is an important film for India. It’s a game changing film. People want some relief and so they can come and watch ‘Force 2’,” John said.

The ‘Madras Cafe’ actor called the demonetisation measure “fantastic”.

Sonakshi said: “We should support this (move) as there will be less cases of corruption and black money.”

Helmed by Abhinay Deo, the second installment of action film ‘Force’ released on Friday and is apparently getting good response from the audience.

“We would want to make ‘Force 3’ but there is no script ready with us. ‘Force’ is the biggest action franchise that we have today. After the release of ‘Force 2’, we will think and decide about ‘Force 3’,” John said.

PTI