Fans gear up to watch Shah Rukh Khan pranked in Ramadan TV show

Fans are gearing up to watch the moment Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan gets pranked on Arabic TV show ‘Ramez Underground.’ (File photo: Reuters)
Updated 29 May 2017
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Fans gear up to watch Shah Rukh Khan pranked in Ramadan TV show

DUBAI: Fans are gearing up to watch the moment Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan gets pranked on Arabic TV show “Ramez Underground.”
The show, hosted by TV personality Ramez Galal, airs on MBC and sees various celebrities put through their paces in elaborate pranks.
YouTube commenters are keen to see the episode featuring Shah Rukh Khan, according to the comments underneath the promotional video.
“I swear to god, I’m going to watch the show for Shah Rukh Khan only,” one wrote.
“I’m going to die to watch the Shah Rukh Khan episode,” another said.
“I’d do anything for Shah Rukh Khan. He didn’t yell or get scared, even his sunglasses didn’t fall off. Manliness, manliness,” another said.
In the video montage, the Bollywood star can be seen dragging Ramez by his feet in a move that is not unusual on the show — the presenter is often physically assaulted by his victims after the big reveal.

The TV show is famous for its sometimes cruel pranks, which are usually played on Arab singers, actors and sportspeople.
The latest episode saw victims tricked into thinking they are on the way to an interview with popular host Neshan. Afterwards, they are taken into Abu Dhabi’s desert for a safari but quickly sink into quicksand, leading to panic.
The show is a mainstay in Ramadan and is broadcast every year with a different theme.
Last year, Ramez Galal took various celebrities — including US reality star Paris Hilton — on a turbulent helicopter ride, fooling them into thinking they were about to crash.
Twitter users took to the platform to share their excitement about the show.
“How can people hate on Ramez I mean the only thing I like to watch in Ramadan is his show,” one user said.
“So, this Ramadan all Arab fans are (going to) be waiting impatiently for that episode,” another user said of the eagerly-anticipated episode with Shah Ruhk Khan.


India court reverses TikTok app restrictions

Updated 25 April 2019
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India court reverses TikTok app restrictions

  • It is already banned in neighboring Bangladesh and was hit with an enormous fine in the US
  • The case against TikTok was launched by an activist group that said the app encouraged paedophiles and pornography

NEW DELHI: An Indian court has reversed a decision that ordered Google and Apple to take down Chinese-owned video app TikTok over the spread of pornographic material, local media said.
The controversial but wildly popular app allows users to upload and share short 15 second clips from their phones and claims to have 500 million users worldwide — more than 120 million of them in India.
It is already banned in neighboring Bangladesh and was hit with an enormous fine in the United States for illegally collecting information from children.
The Wednesday ruling by the Madras High Court in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state requires the popular platform to prevent “obscene videos” from being posted.
“(The court) warned if any controversial video violating its conditions were found uploaded using the app, it would be considered a contempt of court,” a report by the Press Trust of India agency said.
On April 16, India’s government demanded Google and Apple remove the service from its app stores, though the order did not stop those who had already downloaded the app from using it.
The case against TikTok was launched by an activist group that said the app encouraged paedophiles and pornography.
India’s government told the court on Wednesday that they had formed a committee to suggest ways to regulate apps like TikTok, PTI said.
TikTok told the court that they had removed around six million controversial videos from the platform since the order was announced banning new downloads last week.
The app hit the headlines in India earlier in April after a 19-year-old man was accidentally shot dead by a friend in Delhi as they posed with a pistol to make a video on the platform.
TikTok has become a major rival to Facebook, Instagram and other social network sites among teenaged smartphone users in the past year.
Bangladesh banned TikTok in February as part of a clampdown on Internet pornography.
The same month, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said a $5.7 million fine ordered against the company was the largest imposed in a child privacy investigation.
The social network failed to obtain parental consent from underage users as required by the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, FTC officials said.