Bad Boy Billionaires: India
From the looks of the trailer that hit screens, the docu-series is set to shed light on how a few men in India climbed to the top of the ladder of fame by any means they found feasible. By hook or crook, these big industrial figures managed to weasel their way out of the sticky incidents to earn big bucks.
The four industrialists featured in the trailer have occupied newspaper headlines for decades, for either scamming investors, defaulting on massive loans or borrowing vast sums of money under the table. Clippings of these four are seen in the trailer, interacting with the rich and the famous while dodging the authorities.
The official synopsis of the documentary Bad Boy Billionaires: India, reads, “What would you do to make it to the top? To build an empire? To maintain an image? Bad Boy Billionaires answers just that. Dive into the stories of India’s most infamous billionaires- Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Byrraju Ramalinga Raju as they plan, plot and manoeuvre through their rises and falls. Watch as insiders and experts discuss what made these men genius and, in some cases, the greatest conmen.”
The infamous cast of Bad Boy Billionaires
The infamous industrialists Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Byrraju Ramalinga Raju, and their journeys are reflected in the video. Insiders and experts go on to reveal and speculate on why these so-called geniuses behave the way they do and how serious financial crimes were part of their agenda.
While the names of these four tycoons, do bring back nasty memories in the minds of Indians, their stories are interwoven in Indian history and are much more complex than what meets the eye. Having been under the scanner for high-level money laundering and corruption charges, the men were part of frauds that involved a number of people from various fields of life - politicians, banks, celebrities.
Mallya, an ex-member of Parliament made headlines many-a-time for scandals related to financial controversies since 2012. The King of Good Times was known for his notorious role in borrowing money from various state banks, going on to expand his airline while failing to pay back the debts.
This fugitive Indian businessman went on to build his diamond empire, which fetched him a name in the industry. However, now Modi is a wanted man by not only India's government but also Interpol due to ‘criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, and money laundering’. According to reports, Modi’s name was linked to the $2B fraud involving the Punjab National Bank and another $4.2M fraud case that involves lab diamonds.
Raju, a former Chairman and CEO of Satyam Computer Servies, had stepped down after his own admission of ‘embezzling funds and falsifying revenues and margins of over 5000 crore rupees’. His company collapsed in 2015.
As you watch the trailer, you will release how deftly these scams took shape under the watchful eyes of authority, and it will shock you as to just how easily an entire Nation fell prey to them. You can catch the Bad Boy Billionaires: India which will start streaming on Netflix from September 2.
A new month brings a whole new raft of additions to Netflix’s library, and this time it’s the Bad Boy Billionaires: India, that is set to grace your Netflix screens. The trailer is out and Netflix’s loyal fan following cannot keep calm!