5-star hotel fined Rs. 25,000 for over-charging Rahul Bose for bananas

The hotel authorities failed to give a proper reason for over-charging Rahul Bose for a pair of bananas

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Rahul Bose had grabbed attention in recent times when he was exorbitantly charged for a pair of bananas during his stay at a plush 5-star hotel in Chandigarh. The actor had posted a video while narrating his experience about his stay and the charges that he had to bear. The video went viral and got mixed responses from his fans. However, the Excise and Taxation Department of the Union Territory imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the hotel JW Marriot for over-charging Bose for the fruits served to him in the hotel.

With the short video, Rahul had posted, “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”. Rahul during his stay was charged Rs. 442 for two bananas. After the actor shared his experience, many of the fans and netizens shared their own experiences.

The fine was imposed on the hotel after the authorities failed to give a satisfactory reply on a show-cause notice that was served over the issue. RK Chaudhary, assistant excise and Taxation commissioner, UT Chandigarh said, “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”.

Rahul Bose was last seen in the film Vishwaroopam II in which he played the role of Omar Qureshi.

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