Chandigarh, July 28 (IANS) Actor Rahul Bose has expressed shock over the price of two bananas which he had ordered after his workout session at JW Marriott here.
Rahul on Tuesday took to social media and posted a video in which he is seen explaining how he was charged RS 442 ($6.43) for two bananas. The bananas were grandly listed as “fruit platter” in the bill.
“You have to see this to believe it. Who said fruit wasn’t harmful to your existence? Ask the wonderful folks at JW Marriott Chandigarh,” the “Chameli” actor, who is currently shooting here, captioned the video, adding “bananas are just too good for me”.
Soon, Twitterati left hilarious comments for his video.
One user commented: “Gold plated bananas.”
Another one wrote: “They must have made special gold infused banana for celebrities…. for them to cost Rs 442.50.”
Charging Goods and Services Tax (GST) of Rs 67.50 on the two bananas cost the hotel Rs 25,000.
The Chandigarh Excise and Taxation Department on Saturday imposed a penalty on the high-end hotel for the illegal collection of tax on a fresh fruit that is not taxable.
Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner Rajeev Chaudhary said the hotel has been penalized for illegal collection of tax on bananas which come under the category of fresh fruits that are tax free item.
A penalty of Rs 12,500 was imposed under Central GST and Rs 12,500 under Union Territory GST.