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PV Sindhu lauds PM Narendra Modi's move to demonetize currency notes

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:39 IST

Ace shuttler and Rio Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu welcomed Centre's move of scrapping high denomination notes and termed it as a good decision.

"I think (Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji has taken a good decision... that now the new Rs 2000 notes have come out. It was a good decision, nothing apart," Sindhu told reporters when asked about the government's decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes.

She said she will be happy if a biopic on her and her acclaimed coach Pullela Gopichand comes on the celluloid.

"We are also looking at it. Let's see. Thanks to all the fans for so much love. Let see what will happen, " Sindhu said when asked whether a biopic on her and her coach as being wished by fans, would come on a big screen.

Asked which actress she wants to see donning her role, she smiled.

Sindhu and her coach P Gopichand were here to take part in the Madhya Pradesh government's sports function, 'Khel Alankaran Samaroh.'

During the function the state government conferred Eklavya awards on 14 sports-persons, Vikram awards on 10 players, Vishwamitra awards on two coaches and one lifetime achievement award.

Asked about she had fetched low price in the auction of Premier Badminton League (PBL), she said that money doesn't count adding that it is playing that was important.

"I put the good playing and game first and money, prizes are secondary," she added.

Sindhu said after she clinched silver at Rio Olympic, her life has changed. Now people have high expectation from me and I have to work hard, she said.

Badminton was getting ample encouragement in the country and there was immense potential for its expansion, said Gopichand.


First published: 12 November 2016, 3:27 IST