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Thugs of Hindostan is not my biopic, Vijay Mallya clarifies

24, Sep 2018 By @jurnoleast

Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya today clarified that he has nothing to do with Aamir Khan’s upcoming movie Thugs of Hindostan and that the movie is not based on his life.

Vijay Mallya

After Aamir shared a poster of the movie revealing his look, many have been tagging Mallya to find out if the movie is based on his life.

While speaking from UK, where he is currently holed up, Mallya said, “People have been calling me up and tagging me on twitter to know if I have anything to do with that movie. Just because I have loan defaults doesn’t mean I am a thug.”

“My biopic would sound more like King of Good Times of Hindustan,” he added.

Mallya was also keen to find out how did the misrepresentation emerge in the first place.

Apparently, the creative team of a hindi news channel took liberty of morphing the images of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay on the poster of the movie, for a news report to the telecast later int the evening.

Though the channel later apologized, Mallya is planning to sue the channel and later use that money to pay up his pending dues.