The contestants currently inhabiting the Bigg Boss house are - Lokesh Kumari Sharma, Manveer Gurjar, Manu Punjabi, Nitibha Kaul, Swami Om, Gaurav Chopra, VJ Bani, Karan Mehra, Rohan Mehra, Lopamudra Raut, Rahul Dev and Monalisa (real name Antara Biswas).
For the Bigg Boss 10 contestants, any time before December 30 would be a good time to be eliminated from the show as that is the deadline to exchange or deposit old notes. Charges on ATM transactions have also been waived till the end of this year. Last season, Bigg Boss continued into January.
Navin Prakash, the contestant who was evicted last weekend, told The Quint, "I can't buy anything, I have only Rs 500 and 1000 notes."
Big showbiz names like Rajinikanth and Shah Rukh Khan tweeted in support of the currency ban and hailed it as "far-sighted":
Salute Mr. Modi. This move has to be celebrated across political party lines. Most importantly by earnest tax payers.? Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) November 9, 2016
Farsighted. Extremely smart. And not politically motivated. Will bring such a positive change for Indian economy. Great move @narendramodi? Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 9, 2016
PM Modi ji. Ball out of the stadium. Wohaaaaaa!!!! De monetisation is the right answer. Congratulations!? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) November 8, 2016
A welcome bold&courageous step by PM Modiji towards nation building.Each 1of us shld cooperate in d larger interest of d nation #BlackMoney? Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) November 8, 2016
Meanwhile, the Bigg Boss house is currently dealing with the 'Lock Down' task - the luxury budget task for this week.