Vijay Mallya shared good time with son Siddharth Mallya on Sunday as the duo watched the Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In a video gone viral, Vijay Mallya is seen having a party time with his son Siddharth Mallya along with a few others. The video was posted by Siddharth as he watched the IPL final with his father. Siddharth also mentions about Force India’s third place finish in the Monaco Grand Prix, which also took place on Sunday. Siddharth Mallya released the video on his official Facebook page.
“Here we are, watching together from London. It doesn’t get better than Sergio Perez getting a podium (for Mallya co-owned Force India). Hopefully we can add to what has been an epic day of sports so far.” says Siddharth Mallya.
When Siddharth Mallya turns camera on his father, “go RCB” says Vijay Mallya while rooting for his team.
RCB were defeated in the title clash by Sunrisers Hyderabad side by 8 runs at their home venue. Despite Chris Gayle’s strong knock, the Royal Challengers were unable to eclipse the huge target which made it their third loss in an IPL final.
Vijay Mallya, the businessman, owes loans worth Rs 9400 crore to a consortium of 17 banks in India. Vijay Mallya had flown away to London on March 2. At least five law enforcement and judicial bodies in India-The Supreme Court, the Enforcement Directorate, service tax dept, income-tax dept and the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) are behind him demanding his return in connection to the money laundering case. Kingfisher Airlines, once owned by him, has defaulted on bank loans of over Rs 7,000 crore. Incidentally, the banks had moved the Supreme Court to ensure he remains in India only after he left the country.
While his lawyers have been busy fighting the legal battle, Vijay Mallya has rarely made a public appearance in the United Kingdom. He also resigned from his post as the Director of Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited (RCSPL) with Russell Adams taking over the role.