Singer and television host Aditya Narayan has been involved in a bitter spat with airline authorities after allegedly being asked to pay extra for excess baggage.
Narayan, the son of popular 90s singer, Udit Narayan was travelling to Mumbai from Raipur when he reportedly got into a heated argument with IndiGo’s ground staff. Reports say that he refused to pay for excess baggage.
Bombay Times reports that he allegedly used profane language against the staff. He was also banned from flying on the flight until he apologised to the airline staff.
An IndiGo spokesman told the publication that the host of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa – Lil Champs’ was scheduled to fly 6E 258 (Raipur-Mumbai) on Sunday 1st October “with a group of five people carrying excess baggage. The amount to be paid for excess baggage was Rs 13,000. He refused to pay this amount to the female check-in staff member. (He) said that he will not pay more than Rs 10,000 for the excess baggage and also used unparliamentary language with the female staff member.”
“While making a video he pointed a finger at the duty manager and again used profanity. When he was politely asked to be civil and not use such language as there were other passengers and female staff members present, he started shouting even loudly and used abusive words which we are refraining from mentioning here. He was informed that if he continues to misbehave he will not be allowed to travel,” the spokesman added.
Finally, Narayan and his team were given boarding cards after he “apologised to the ground staff”.
“We at IndiGo can at no point in time compromise the dignity of our staff members or passengers,” the airline added.