The King of Jail Times: How Would Vijay Mallya Spend His First Night at Arthur Road Prison?

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The King of Jail Times: How Would Vijay Mallya Spend His First Night at Arthur Road Prison?

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

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he poster boy of bank defaults Vijay Mallya gets ready to leave the United Kingdom for Mumbai. He leaves behind his Bentley and 12-bedroom mansion for his 27 butlers to take care of in his absence. Everyone in the family is on the verge of tears, except Siddharth Mallya who realises he is going to inherit all this wealth despite doing nothing – except attending IPL games with Deepika Padukone.

Vijay Mallya arrives at Heathrow airport and suddenly it dawns upon him that his final wish made to the UK government hasn’t been fulfilled. To relive “the good times”, he wanted to travel in a refurbished Kingfisher aircraft (a SpiceJet flight with stickers replaced) one last time. But to mess with him, the Indian government put him on an Air India flight, and to further humiliate him, booked an economy-class ticket, and selected a middle seat with a crying baby on one side and an intrusive aunty on the other.

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