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Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies and Netflix make an Agreement to bring Bollywood Superstar’s Past and Upcoming Movies to Streaming Service

The first movie to be streamed will be Dear Zindagi

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December 15, 2016: In a first-of-its-kind deal, Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies and Netflix made an agreement to bring the Bollywood superstar’s past as well as upcoming movies to the streaming service. The 86 million viewers of Netflix will have access to Red Chillies movies.

“Red Chillies is surging ahead in global entertainment and for the first time, our great stories are going global on Netflix all at once and crossing all geographical barriers, waiting to be discovered over the world. No more waiting for our fans wherever they are,” Shah Rukh said in a statement.

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The first movie available will be Karan Johar produced Dear Zindagi, released on 25 November. The movie, directed by Gauri Shinde, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt had a worldwide collection of $18 million.

Shah Rukh Khan is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars of Bollywood. Two of his movies are present in the Top 10 Hindi movies with the highest collection worldwide. Though some of his latest movies haven’t received the appreciation as compared to his previous hits, this hasn’t dimmed his popularity in India. His next movie is Raees which would be released on 25th January 2017.

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“Shah Rukh Khan is the most sought-after actor in the Indian film industry, and has played a huge role in bringing Indian cinema to the world stage,” says Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “His moniker ‘King Khan’ speaks to his status as a cultural icon and to the incredible popularity of his films among audiences worldwide.”

Founded in 2002, Red Chillies has grown to become one of the most significant productions and VFX Company.

Prepared by Diksha Arya of NewsGram. Twitter: @diksha_arya53

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Delhi High Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Regulation on Netflix, Amazon Prime

The plea had also sought an order to the ministries to direct the online platforms "to remove legally restricted content with immediate effect"

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A gardener works on the lawns of the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India, Aug. 22, 2017. India's Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has presided over a string of verdicts in recent weeks that grant more rights to women, gay couples and religious minorities as he prepares to retire from the bench next month. VOA

The Delhi High Court Friday dismissed a plea seeking framing of guidelines by government to regulate the functioning of online media streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao rejected the petition after the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting informed it that online platforms are not required to obtain any licence from the ministry.

Central government standing counsel Vikram Jetly said the content on online platforms is not being regulated by the ministry.

The court had earlier made it clear that it was not issuing notice on the petition by NGO Justice for Rights Foundation but was only seeking the government’s response on the plea which also alleged that the online media streaming platforms show “uncertified, sexually explicit and vulgar” content.

In its plea filed through advocate Harpreet S Hora, the NGO had claimed that online media streaming platforms, that also include Hotstar, show content which is “unregulated and uncertified” for public viewing.

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The court had asked the Centre’s counsel to seek instructions as to whether the alleged broadcasting on the online platforms is based on any licence or regulatory measures provided by government or any regulatory body.

The plea had claimed that television series like “Sacred Games”, “Game of Thrones” and “Spartacus”, shown on platforms like Netflix, contain “vulgar, profane, sexually explicit, pornographic, morally unethical and virulent” content which often “depict women in objectifying manner”.

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It had sought directions to the ministries of communication, information and broadcasting as well as law and justice to frame guidelines to regulate such platforms and the content they broadcast.

The plea had also sought an order to the ministries to direct the online platforms “to remove legally restricted content with immediate effect”. (IANS)