JW Marriott Chandigarh fined Rs 25,000 for over-charging actor Rahul Bose for two bananas

Press Trust of India

Jul 28, 2019 10:25:19 IST

A fine of Rs 25,000 has been imposed on hotel JW Marriott Chandigarh by the Excise and Taxation Department of the Union Territory for over-charging from actor Rahul Bose for fruits served to him in the hotel.

"You have to see this to believe it. Who said fruit wasn't harmful to your existence? Ask the wonderful folks at @JWMarriottChd #goingbananas #howtogetfitandgobroke #potassiumforkings," tweeted actor Rahul Bose along with a short video. The 51-year-old actor had recently shared a clip on Twitter where he narrated an unexpected experience of paying Rs 442 for two bananas at a plush five-star hotel.

The actor's call for some healthy snack took Twitter by storm and netizens couldn't hold themselves back from sharing their own 'Rahul Bose moments'. Twitterati reminisced the moments when they had to pay for something that broke their banks. The fine was imposed after the hotel authorities fail to give a satisfactory reply on a show-cause notice served over the issue.

"In this matter, a showcase notice was issued to the hotel management. They were called today for the reply. But they could not give a satisfactory reply. So after hearing, they have been imposed with the fine," said R K Chaudhry, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, UT Chandigarh.

Updated Date: Jul 28, 2019 10:25:19 IST