After actor Rahul Bose tweeted a bill in which he was charged a whopping Rs 422 for two bananas at the Chandigarh JW Marriott, another post highlighting what a consumer claimed was an exorbitant bill, has gone viral on social media. Twitter user Kartik Dhar tweeted a photo of a bill from the Four Seasons hotel in Mumbai, where he says he was charged Rs 1700 for two boiled eggs. The Indian Express reached out to the hotel but they refrained from commenting on the incident. “We don’t have a comment on this,” a senior official of the hotel said.
“2 eggs for Rs 1700 at the @FourSeasons Mumbai. @RahulBose1 Bhai Aandolan karein?(Should we protest)” Dhar said in the tweet, which soon went viral. Dhar tweeted a photo of the bill, in which he claimed that he was charged Rs 6,938 for an order that included 4 omelettes, two boiled eggs and 3 aerated beverages.
— Kartik Dhar (@KartikDhar) August 10, 2019
However, the post triggered mixed reactions online, with some questioning the authenticity of the bill due to its content and the format.
“I don’t understand this order. Who eats like this??” said one of the many comments on the viral post. However, many also criticised the hotel for the pricing of items.
manager ne apne ande boil karke diye hain. price is totally justified.
— Hima Das Fan (@_GandaBachcha) August 10, 2019
It is equivalent to my breakfast budget for four seasons.
— Toronto Dreams (@TorontoDreams) August 11, 2019
On the name of luxury or 5 star you can’t just charge ridiculous prices . 300 times the actual cost . This is hilarious , and coke bottle , what for the mrp is .
— Uncle Frank (@frank_donk) August 11, 2019
Even the dragon eggs in GOT might be cheaper
— Ajay Kamath (@ajay43) August 11, 2019
Boiled egg for 1700 bucks ?! Ostrich eggs they kya ?
— Witch (@witchs_broom) August 10, 2019
— CA Dinesh Wadera (@dineshwadera) August 11, 2019
— iamcitizen (@mustafamd2008) August 11, 2019
Following Bose’s post, a high-level investigation was ordered by the Chandigarh Deputy Commissioner and Excise and Taxation Commissioner Mandip Singh Brar for “illegal and exorbitant charge of GST” by Hotel JW Marriott on two fresh bananas.