Netflix didn’t get any reduction from the Supreme Court docket right this moment for its new net sequence “Dangerous Boy Billionaires” which has been placed on ice by a court docket in Bihar. “We’re not granting reduction. You shouldn’t have come right here,” Chief Justice Bobde stated, advising Netflix to go to Excessive Court docket if it wished to problem the order of the Bihar court docket.
Netflix promoted the net sequence “Dangerous Boy Billionaires” as an “investigative docuseries” that “explores the greed, fraud and corruption that constructed up – and finally introduced down – India’s most notorious tycoons”. It’s stated to be based mostly on the rise and fall of billionaires together with Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and different tycoons accused in numerous circumstances.
It was slated to be aired from right this moment, however confronted roadblock after Sahara’s Subrata Roy went to court docket, alleging it was maligning his fame. The court docket ordered an interim keep of the sequence, which allegedly makes use of Subrata Roy’s identify.
Showing on behalf of Netflix, senior advocate and former Lawyer Basic Mukul Rohatgi instructed the highest court docket argued that the court docket had earlier entertained petitions like this. It was opposed by Subrata Roy’s counsel Vikas Singh.
The 68-year-old chief of the Sahara conglomerate is accused of illegally elevating hundreds of crores from buyers. He has been requested to refund the principal quantity of 24,000 crores and has to this point paid again round 12,000 crores. Arrested in 2014, Subrata Roy was in Delhi’s jail until he bought bail final yr. He has denied any wrongdoing and is but to be formally charged over the bonds scheme.
Diamond service provider Mehul Choksi, wished in India for the PNB rip-off, had additionally approached the Delhi Excessive Court docket with the same objection, however the court docket refused to entertain his plea. His plea to pre-screen the documentary has additionally been dismissed by the Delhi Excessive Court docket.
Attorneys of Netflix have stated that the net sequence features a story a couple of diamond tycoon who travelled to London along with his uncle, after which the Punjab Nationwide Financial institution rip-off broke out. Just one or two media interviews of Mr Choksi are within the sequence and simply two minutes are dedicated to him.
There may be another case in opposition to Netflix in Hyderabad on the identical problem. Mr Rohatgi instructed the highest court docket that Netflix has filed a petition to switch the case. The Chief Justice stated he would take into account the plea.