Dubai, UAE, 2nd September: Viu, a leading OTT platform, is set to entertain Viuers with the launch of its upcoming music-filled comedy series ‘Banned’.

Produced by ‘Bodhi Tree’, the series will take the audience along the rollercoaster journey of four Punjabi jatts who get stuck in a political conundrum for an antisocial act in their music video, putting the spotlight on freedom of speech.

The series will include songs by the talented singers from the Bollywood industry, Shashwat Singh and Vivek Hariharan. The star cast includes Paresh Pahuja, Sheetal Thakur, Sahil Anand, Deepak Kalra, Vivek Mushran among others.

Bimal Unnikrishnan, Head Content – Viu India said, “Our original series Banned focuses on freedom of speech. We pick subjects which focus on the topics that are interesting to millennials today and bring them to life with storylines that are engaging and fresh.”
Sharing his views on the series director Ashish Shukla said, “Much sincere, hard work has gone into every detail of Banned. The music composed for it has cinematic impact and will surely touch many hearts. I’m happy to work with Viu India, because the team really understands the point of view of millennials, and this has been an opportunity to direct a show that can make a difference in the way people think.”

Embark on this journey of ‘Banned’ with access to the first four episodes airing immediately followed by the rest, which will be available each week starting on Friday, only on Viu.
Viu content can be streamed on and the Viu App. And for regular updates and show announcements, you can follow Viu on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

About Viu
Viu is a leading OTT Video service by PCCW and Vuclip available in 16 markets including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar and Middle East countries of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Viu’s unique value proposition of fresh and localized regional and local premium TV shows, movies and originals entertains millions of consumers every day. The service can be accessed via the Viu app available for free on the App Store and Google Play, on connected devices such as smartphones and tablets, as well as on the web at

About Vuclip
Vuclip is a leading global technology driven media company delivering on demand entertainment to emerging markets including India, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East. As a PCCW Media Company, Vuclip properties include Viu, Vuclip Videos, Viu Life and Vuclip Games. Vuclip’s market success in on demand entertainment is built on its leadership at the intersection of technology, consumer insights and media. Run by a world class team, Vuclip, Inc. and affiliate companies are headquartered in Milpitas, California and have a presence in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Dubai and Jakarta.


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