When social media went bananas over Rahul Bose’s cost lament
How much does a pair of bananas cost? No matter how wild the guess is, one wouldn’t put the figure at Rs 442. But that’s the price that actor Rahul Bose had to shell out during his stay at the JW Marriott in Chandigarh. And he wasted no time to take to social media to point out the ridiculous price tag.
In the video, Bose recorded himself saying that he placed the order of two bananas while working out at the gym. He received them while returning back to the room and was completely baffled after seeing the total amount charged by the hotel. The bananas were listed as ‘Fruit Platter’ in the bill.
Bose ended the video by saying that the bananas were “too good for me”. Sharing the video on Twitter, he added, “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”
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 pic.twitter.com/SNJvecHvZB— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) July 22, 2019
Following the posting of Bose’s video, the social media filled up with reactions and comments. While a section of the people was left in splits at the over-the-top charge for two bananas, many expressed their shock at what they called was ‘daylight robbery’. Then there were those who asked the actor not to crib about the high cost, as if he could afford to stay at the JW Marriott, he should be ready to shell out hefty sums for their services. Some also advised him to step out of the hotel and buy the fruit from the local fruit market.
The entire incident also put JW Marriott in the unwanted spotlight. Read some of the responses below:
Rahul ji If you can’t afford five stars don’t stay in them.— Himanshu Jain (@himanshujainon) July 22, 2019
That seems like daylight robbery. What did the hotel say about it? You must have spoken to them before you tweeted this.— Seekingandspeaking (@manishapaula) July 23, 2019
Dear Sir, Lets take-up other critical challenges being faced by citizens of India, Yours contributions either way counts. #JWMarriottChandigarh seems justified here. They are kind enough to reconsider if this bothered you ..— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrant1580) July 24, 2019
Staying at #JWMarriottChd what were you expecting?? What’s the price of roti there?? Sorry to say It’s hypocritical to stay in five star hotel and expect bananas at hawker’s rate or rather free of cost— sajid khan (@sajidstwitt) July 24, 2019
Over the years, JW Marriott hotel chain has emerged as one of the top hotel chains in the country. They have released several digital campaigns in order to connect with the consumer, showcase the opulence of the hotel and invite newer audiences to sample it.