Netflix failed to get any relief from the Supreme Court today for its new web series “Bad Boy Billionaires” which has been put on ice by a court in Bihar. “We are not granting relief. You should not have come here,” Chief Justice SA Bobde said, advising Netflix to go to High Court if it wished to challenge the order of the Bihar court.
The series was slated to be aired from today, but faced roadblock after Sahara’s Subrata Roy went to court, alleging it was maligning his reputation. The court ordered an interim stay of the series, which allegedly uses Subrata Roy’s name.
Netflix promoted the web series as “This investigative docuseries explores the greed, fraud and corruption that built up – and ultimately brought down – India’s most infamous tycoons”.
Fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi had also approached the Delhi High Court with a similar objection, but the court refused to entertain his plea.