Earlier this week, India’s foreign ministry revoked Mallya’s passport and said the government is committed to bringing him back to face justice. India has also asked the UK to deport Mallya.

Meanwhile, for Mallya, the media is not the only punching bag. He is also enraged with banks who, he says, are asking for an “inflated amount” to settle his debt. “It is grossly unjust to apply compound interest and artificially inflate this figure,” he told the Financial Times.

Mallya’s relationship with the media was not always bitter. In the past, he was friendly with the press, which highlighted his glamour and promoted his image as the King of Good Times. However, the equation changed after hard questions were asked of him.

Perhaps you could teach us how to do our jobs, Mr Mallya?

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