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Netflix airs Bad Boy Billionaires

Streaming platform had suspended release last month after a court order
On Monday, Netflix made three of the four episodes in the series available on its app for viewers in India.

Reuters   |   Mumbai   |   Published 06.10.20, 03:56 AM

Netflix has released three episodes of its four-part series about four Indian tycoons facing fraud allegations after a state court lifted an injunction, a lawyer for the world’s largest streaming service said on Monday.

The Bad Boy Billionaires: India documentary series about liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, Subrata Roy of the Sahara group, IT executive Ramalinga Raju and jeweller Nirav Modi had been set for release last month.

But Netflix suspended it after an order from the Araria district court in the eastern Bihar state, where the Sahara group argued it would damage Roy’s reputation.

The court lifted this injunction on Saturday, Amit Shrivastava, a lawyer for Netflix, said.

Shrivastava declined further comment and it was not immediately clear why the court had overturned its previous order. The official order is yet to be released. Netflix did not respond to a request for comment.

On Monday, Netflix made three of the four episodes in the series available on its app for viewers in India. The episode focusing on Raju was unavailable. Raju has obtained a separate injunction from a court in South India.

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