Mallya is an important figure in Formula One, a longtime friend of F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and sitting on the governing International Automobile Federation's world motor sport council.
He was also instrumental in bringing the sport to the country and co-owns the first and only Indian-licensed team.
"Why should there be even one iota of doubt that I wouldn't be here? I just don't understand it," he said. "Kingfisher Airlines is a Plc. They (the local media) don't understand the concept of a Plc.
"In a Plc where is one man, who might be the chairman, responsible for the finances of the entire Plc? And what has it got to do with all my other businesses? I have built up and run the largest spirits company in the world in this country."
In Image: Crew members of Force India Formula One team talk outside the pit lane at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida