The lockdown is on in India and people in Mumbai are stuck at home. Including the celebrities. And a lot of them are complaining about inflated electricity bills that are many times what their usual bills look like. From actress Taapsee Pannu to comedian Vir Das and producer Tanuj Garg, here are 5 celebrities who have complained about inflated electricity bills in the last week.
1. Taapsee Pannu
Taapsee Pannu was one of the biggest Bollywood celebrities who complained about inflated electricity bills this week. She recently tweeted a photo of her electricity bill worth Rs 36,000. The bill was from Adani Electricity, which handles electricity supply in parts of Mumbai.
2. Vir Das
Comedian Vir Das also jumped into the debate with a tweet that claimed he received a bill triple the amount he usually does. He went on to say that this practice was like charging a cumulative amount for all comedy shows one had missed in the lockdown, at an actual show after it.
3. Huma Qureshi
Even Huma Qureshi was appalled at the Rs 50,000 electricity bill that was sent to her by Adani Electricity in Mumbai. She compared it with her previous month's bill Rs 6,000 and questioned the authorities as to what they thought led to such an inflation in the bill.
4. Amyra Dastur
Actress Amyra Dastur was also shocked to receive bills of Rs 23,000 and Rs 25,000 in April and May, respectively. She got the bills from BEST, another electricity provider in Mumbai. “I was stunned because I haven’t been staying at that apartment. Plus, my average bill, when I actually live there, has never been more than Rs 10,000."
5. Tanuj Garg
Film producer Tanuj Garg also complained about an inflated electricity bill. “We were surprised to receive some electricity bills for our office during the lockdown, running into a couple of thousand. I don't think just a running fridge can cost so much," he said.