Netflix restrained from releasing ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’ after Satyam Founder obtains stay

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Published: September 2,2020 05:20 PM
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September 2, 2020: A Hyderabad civil court on Tuesday restrained Netflix from releasing web series Bad Boy Billionaires: India. The court passed a restraining injunction based on a petition filed by f

September 2, 2020: A Hyderabad civil court on Tuesday restrained Netflix from releasing web series Bad Boy Billionaires: India. The court passed a restraining injunction based on a petition filed by founder of Satyam Computer Services, B Ramalinga Raju, who was convicted in the Satyam scam along with three others.



Bad Boy Billionaires: India — a documentary based on the life of four Indian billionaires viz. Vijay Mallya, Subrata Roy, Nirav Modi and Ramalinga Raju, is expected to release on the OTT platform on September 2. The documentary is expected to detail the various allegations of financial fraud against the four men.





The stay order was obtained based on a petition filed by Raju, who was released on bail in 2018. He sought orders to restrain Netflix from releasing the web series on the ground that it would invade his privacy in an unlawful manner.



Raju also claimed that the narrative contained half-truths and was palpably designed to bring down his reputation. Netflix has already released the trailer of the web series.



Meanwhile, Mehul Choksi, an Indian businessman accused of various financial frauds and on the run, had sought a preview of the documentary. He had earlier approached the Delhi High Court through his lawyer but his plea was declined by the court. A court in Bihar, however, restrained Netflix from using Subrata Roy's name in the web series.