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Rs 440 Bananas Row: Western Railways, Amazon Prime, OYO & More Poke Fun On 'Rahul Bose Moment'

Written By Chetna Kapoor | Mumbai | Published:


  • Recently, Marriott hotel in Chandigarh charged actor Rahul Bose ₹442.50 for just two bananas, describing it as a fruit platter in the bill.
  • According to the law, fresh fruits can’t be charged GST.
  • Ever since the 'Rahul Bose incident' went viral on social media, Indian brands poked fun on the issue and shared their own version of memes on Twitter. Take a look -

The 51-year-old actor Rahul Bose 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.

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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'. But topping the trending chart are some brands including Pizza Hut, Nature's Basket, Western Railways, OYO rooms and more who advertised in their own way promoting the 'Rahul Bose Moment'. Take a look at the marketing campaigns shared by these brands -

In the latest development, Hotel federation FHRAI has defended JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh, which had billed Rs 442 for two bananas recently to Bollywod actor Rahul Bose, saying that it has not done anything "illegal".

The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) in a statement has also reiterated that charging 18 per cent GST was a legal requirement incumbent upon the hotel. The FHRAI also clarified that the hotel has done the right thing by charging 18 per cent GST on food and beverages served in the hotel premises.  

However, the apex hospitality body has issued an advisory to its members on ways to handle such situations where a guest may have ordered eatables, including fruits from outside the menu.

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(With inputs from agencies)