MUMBAI, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- New films starring Indian screen icon Shah Rukh Khan will be exclusively available via Netflix, as per a partnership between the streaming giant and Red Chillies Entertainment, Khan's production house.
The deal will also give Netflix subscribers in India and around the world exclusive subscription video-on-demand access to dozens of RCE movies, as well as new works scheduled to hit Indian theaters within the next three years.
"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," Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. "His moniker 'King Khan' speaks to his status as a cultural icon and to the incredible popularity of his films among audiences worldwide."
"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," added Khan.
The first feature that will debut on Netflix will be Dear Zindagi. which was released theatrically last month. Other Red Chillies titles expected to become available online are Happy New Year, Dilwale and Om Shanti Om.