New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: It all started with ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ fame actress Tapsee Pannu, as she shared her moment of a big-time shock on Twitter through the initial glimpse of her electricity bill, which was supposedly ten times the normal amount. And right after that, a chain of such big-time electricity bill shocks as experienced by other celebrities in the recent days started being put on the microblogging site by the respective celebrities.

Tapsee, while sharing the snapshots of her electricity bills from previous six months, put out a comparison according to which the actress is supposed to pay Rs 36,000 for her recent electricity bill, as compared to Rs 4,390 a month before, and Rs 3,850 for the month before that.

Netflix favourite comedian Vir Das also took to Twitter and put out a similar ordeal on the microblogging site. “Anyone else in Mumbai get an electricity bill that is triple what they usually pay?,” Vir Das wrote.

Other celebrities who faced similar ordeals included comedian Kaneez Surkha, model Dino Morea, and actresses Amyra Dastur and Shruti Seth respectively.

‘Figured they (electricity providers) were right’

The maker of ‘Chutney’, Jyoti Kapur Das said that she too faced similar ordeal, but when explained by the Electricity Provider, she figured they were right.

Celebrity bill-shock switches on Twitter's humourous circuit

As the ordeal faced by the celebrities on account of their ‘inflated’ electricity bills started getting traction on Twitter, #electricitybill started trending on Twitter.

‘This is business,’ one user remarked for electricity connection providers.

Another user posted a humorous reaction as for those who utilise free electricity bills from the government.

“Seriously if celebrities are cribbing about high electricity bills (sic) what about us ?????#electricitybill,” asked another user alongside the trend.

Read other humorous reactions on #electricitybill

In the past few hours, hundreds of the users from Mumbai and beyond have taken to Twitter to react upon the unusually hefty amounts of electricity bills they are receiving, demanding suitable action from the electricity providers.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma