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Court summons for Netflix following Sahara’s complaint

A special Chief Judicial Magistrate court in Lucknow issued summons to Netflix directors and producer on Wednesday for making and publishing an outrageous defamatory documentary titled “Bad Boy Billionaires” defaming Sahara India and its Chief Subrata Roy in it. The summon was issued to Netflix director Abhisekh Nag, documentary director Nick Read and producer Reva Sharma for the documentary series released on Netflix last year and directing their appearance before the court on November 15, 2021.

The accused will be tried under sections 500, 501 and 502 of the Indian Penal Code. 

One of the biggest OTT platform Netflix, made and telecast the documentary “Bad Boy Billionaires” on 5.10.2020, on the life and growth of Sahara Group Chairman Subrata Roy Sahara along with Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi.

Sahara's have also filed a civil suit for recovery of damages against Netflix India Limited and their directors, producers etc, for an amount of Rs 500 crores for the time being. 

According to the reports, previously Sahara has strongly claimed on the Netflix series ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’ saying that it is completely baseless which is way beyond the facts. Just to gain commercial benefits Netflix have created an ill-conceived, spiced up commercial film full of sensationalism with the title ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’ at the cost of the image of Sahara Group which is unacceptable and highly objectionable.

 

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