Vijay Mallya Does a Kim K! A DisArré Exclusive Report


Vijay Mallya Does a Kim K! A DisArré Exclusive Report

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arbados: After enthusiastic forays in the beverage, aviation, and sports industries, former Indian liquor baron and sugar daddy to scores of young models, Vijay Mallya says he’s just getting started and the world hasn’t seen the last of him yet. He spoke to us after reports surfaced of him buying the Barbados Tridents, a cricket team playing in the Caribbean Premier League. The kicker is, Mallya purchased the team for a mere $100. When asked about this, Mallya said, “What’s the big deal? I told them who I was, they offered me the team for $100 upfront with a long-term payment plan for the remaining $1,999,900 required to run the team.” When asked how he intended to pay off this amount, Mallya grinned and said, “It’s pronounced Maal-liya, not Maal-diya.”

Speaking to Arré, from his new yacht, Hahaha Suckers, Mallya said, “Everyone faces a career dilemma at some point in their lives. Fortunately, mine happened while I am still in my prime.” Asked about his troubles with Indian banks and lenders, the business leader had this to say: “What loans? All I did was borrow some cash for some Scotch and a few grams of Colombia’s finest. Just because I’m famous, the issue has been blown out of proportion.”