LONDON, April 29 - Embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya has said he is in a �forced exile� and disclosed no immediate plans to return to India where things are flying at him �fast and furious�.
Mallya, whose passport was revoked this month, said he wants a �reasonable� settlement with creditor banks for his defunct airline, but they �are not getting any money� by taking his passport or arresting him.
�I definitely would like to return to India. Right now, things are flying at me fast and furious. My passport has been revoked. I don�t know what the government is going to do next,� he told the Financial Times.
Mallya, 60, said he remains an Indian patriot, who is �proud to fly the Indian flag�, but as the outcry around him continues, he is more than happy to stay safe in the UK and has no plans to leave that country. �It is important to understand the environment in India today. The electronic media is playing a huge role, not just in moulding public opinion, but in inflaming the government to a very large extent,� he said in what FT termed as a four-hour interview in Mayfair, Central London. � PTI