Sahara chief Subrata Roy biopic in works, announcement on 73rd birthday




A biopic on Sahara Group Chairman Subrata Roy is in the making. According to news reports, the makers are planning to announce the project on June 10, which marks Roy’s 73rd birthday. Details of the biopic including the name of the filmmakers and cast are yet to be revealed. For the unversed, Roy is the chairman and managing worker of Sahara India Pariwar which is an Indian conglomerate with diversified assets including Aamby Valley City.


In a social media post, trade analyst Taran Adarsh announced that a biopic is in the making on the life of Subrata Roy. Sharing the announcement note, Taran Adarsh wrote, “IT’S OFFICIAL… SUBRATA ROY BIOPIC ANNOUNCEMENT… Biopic on #SubrataRoy to be announced on his birthday [10 June 2021]
Commenting on Taran Adarsh’s tweet on Friday, netizens shared their opinion about the upcoming biopic.

“Just hope the makers don’t White wash it like Sanju and keep it accurate,” tweeted a user.
“Scammers ke hi biopic banate hai ye log, (they make biopics only on scammers),” commented another user.
“Please announce biopics on Vijay Malya, Nirav Modi also,” another user sarcastically wrote.

“Now filmmakers r portraying him as a Innocent like SANJU and HARSHAD MEHTA. Stop making such films,” expressed another user.


Meanwhile, in 2020, Netflix had released a three-episode docuseries titled Bad Boy Billionaires, out of which one focuses on Sahara Group chairman Subrata Roy. The documentary, however, did not go down well with the Sahara group who issued a statement calling the series- “ill-motivated, incorrect, misleading documentary depicted through some disgruntled people who hold personal grudges.”

Subrata Roy is the Chairman of the Sahara Group. In 2010, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) barred Roy and two Sahara companies – Sahara Housing Investment Corp (SHIC) and Sahara India Real Estate Corp (SIREC) – from raising money from the public. The regulatory body made accusations against the group that they had raised several thousand crore of rupees through optionally fully convertible debentures (OFCDs) that SEBI deemed illegal. Later, Roy was sent to jail where he stayed for over two years. Roy is out on parole since 2016.

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