SC rejects Netflix plea for Web Series Bad Boy Billionaires

Netflix failed to get any relief from the Supreme Court today for its new web series “Bad Boy Billionaires” which has been blocked by a Court in Bihar. We are not granting relief. You should not have come here,” Chief Justice Bobde said, advising Netflix to go to High Court if it wished to challenge the order of the Bihar court.

Netflix promoted the web series “Bad Boy Billionaires” as an “investigative docuseries” that “explores the greed, fraud and corruption that built up – and ultimately brought down – India’s most infamous tycoons”. It is said to be based on the rise and fall of billionaires including Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and other tycoons accused in various cases.

A Court in Araria, Bihar found force in a petition filed by Subrata Roy seeking stay on the release of the series.

“This Court is of the considered view that the plaintiff (Subrata Roy) has qualified tripartite test of prime facie case, balance of convenience and irreparable loss and grant of ad interim injunction in its favour as such the defendants including their employees, directors, officers, associates or any person or entity acting on their behalf or under their authority are restrained from releasing, transmitting, distributing, exhibiting, performing or communicating to the public by any means or technology by audio or video performance of the impugned trailer of Bad Boy Billionaires using the name of Subrata Roy till the appearance of the defendant and filing show cause”, read the order.

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