I&B minister Anurag Thakur meets Netflix chief Reed Hastings

I&B minister Anurag Thakur meets Netflix chief Reed Hastings

Thakur presented a copy of Bhagvad Gita to Hastings during the meeting.

Anurag Thakur

Mumbai: Minister of information and broadcasting Anurag Thakur met with Netflix co-founder and chief executive officer Reed Hastings for a discussion on Tuesday. Thakur presented Hastings with a copy of the holy book Bhagvad Gita during the meeting. 

The minister shared photos of the meeting via his personal handle on Twitter.

"Good discussion with Mr Reed Hastings (Co-Founder & CEO Netflix)," said Thakur in a tweet. "Today consumers of content are traveling the world through stories; India offers a variety of opportunities and ideas - in multiple languages," he wrote.

Hastings recently announced that Netflix would invest more in India after already pumping Rs 3000 crore in the past two years. In an interview with Business Today, the Netflix chief had said that India is one of its “top priorities” and that the streaming company will continue its commitment to the Indian market by simply “investing more” in content.

In February, the government framed the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 that introduced a grievance redressal mechanism for news publishers, OTT platforms and digital media and a Code of Ethics that prescribe the guidelines to be followed by OTT platforms and online news and digital media entities.