After Taapsee Pannu slams at a Mumbai electricity provider after she received an ‘insane’ electricity bill for the coronavirus-infused lockdown period, a host of Bollywood celebrities have raised voice against the inflated electricity bills on Monday. From Renuka Shahane, Huma Qureshi, Amyra Dastur to Dino Morea, Kamya Punjabi, and Vir Das, a plethora of B-Town celebs have posted similar complaints on social media.
Celebs took to social media to complain about the inflated electricity bills they have received for the month of June amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Bollywood actress Taapsee was left baffled when she was charged with a hefty amount of money by her electricity provider. Taking to Twitter, Taapsee had asked the electricity board to explain ‘what kind of power’ they have charged the actress for in their latest bill.
3 months of lockdown and I wonder what appliance(s) I have newly used or bought in the apartment only last month to have such an insane rise in my electricity bill. @Adani_Elec_Mum what kind of POWER r u charging us for? pic.twitter.com/jZMMoxDMgj
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) June 28, 2020
What are these new electricity rates ?? @Adani_Elec_Mum Last month I paid 6k .. and this month 50 k ????!!! What is this new price surge ?? Kindly enlighten us
— Huma S Qureshi (@humasqureshi) June 29, 2020
Joining Taapsee on Monday, Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi also called out the electricity provider and mentioned the bizarre hike in the bill. “What are these new electricity rates ?? @Adani_Elec_Mum. Last month I paid 6k .. and this month 50 k ????!!! What is this new price surge ?? Kindly enlighten us,” she wrote on the microblogging site.
— Dino Morea (@DinoMorea9) June 28, 2020
Hey all, whenever we get back to normal shows, on the first show, I'm going to charge you the cumulative amount you would have spent on coming to see multiple shows for all of 2020.
Oh wait…I forgot.
Comedy is not electricity.
Even though electricity appears to be comedy.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) June 29, 2020
Hi @myBESTElectric I’ve written to you this morning but the tweet has disappeared. Strange. You’ve been charging me a high amount on my bills even though I haven’t stayed in that flat since April 1st.
kindly send me a contact no. so I can speak to someone and sort this out.
— Amyra Dastur (@AmyraDastur93) June 28, 2020
Dear @Adani_Elec_Mum I got a bill of Rs5510/= on the 9th of May while in June I got a bill of Rs 29,700 combining May & June where you've charged me Rs 18080 for the month of May. How did Rs.5510/= become Rs.18080/=? pic.twitter.com/64zlmNe8Qo
— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) June 28, 2020
Like Huma, Bollywood actor Dino Morea also tweeted to express shock over inflated electricity bills. “I was just going to tweet about it. Literally got a shock, pun intended. There was no surge in electricity, just the bill,” the actor said in a tweet. While Ranvir Shorey called the price surge a scam, comedian Vir Das came up with a hilarious ‘Comedy is not electricity’ jibe to mock the new price surge.