Last week Pink actress Taapsee Pannu was in a for a rude shock after she received an electricity bill for Rs 36,000. She took to Twitter to complain about it to the power company and wondered how her bill could be 10 times the usual amount. Recently the Baby actress, shared a tweet saying that she tried to figure out how she could owe Rs 36,000 for electricity. “So after an hour long meeting, crazy amount of numbers n calculations floating around, realised the ‘approximate’ reading wasn’t really THAT approximate. Infact far from it,” she wrote in her tweet and attached a picture of the calculations she did on a piece of paper. The Rs 36,000 bill is for three months of electricity.
Taapsee said that the method applied by the electricity company could have been better. “And sitting n witnessing the day wise report from my meter for the lockdown phase made me realize how unprepared we ALL were to handle this. Third month bill came in with the charges of difference in amount between actual reading and ‘approximate’ reading of the first 2 months. This made us all flip coz the ‘approximation’ was done basis winter months n not March- May of 2019(which would’ve been a better approximation) it’s the sudden jerk in the amount in the bill that none of us were prepared for which has hit us really hard,” she wrote. many other Mumbaikars also faced the same issue with their electricity bills for June. Richa Chadha, Kavita Kaushik, Renuka Shahane, Vir Das, Dino Morea, also took to Twitter to express their anguish over the high electricity bills.
So after an hour long meeting, crazy amount of numbers n calculations floating around, realised the “approximate” reading wasn’t really THAT approximate. Infact far from it. pic.twitter.com/rSjb36JKaA— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) July 2, 2020
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