Disney, UTV Motion Pictures team up to co-produce Disney films

The alliance will offer UTV and Disney content will offer Indian viewers a diverse range of movies across languages and genres.

While both the companies will share creative responsibilities for these films, UTV will manage the production, marketing and distribution part.

"Today’s announcement combines UTV's unparalleled commercial and artistic success with the best traditions of Disney storytelling and global franchise creation," Disney's Managing Director (India), Mahesh Samat, said in a statement here.

Disney's creative partnership with UTV further establishes its position in the Indian market where local production is key and also complements its fast-growing Disney-branded businesses.

"Our goal is to produce films that have a direct connection with the dynamic and expanding Indian audience. From television to publishing to online gaming and studios, we are singly focused on developing stories, characters and experiences that reach into the heart of the community," he added.

When the bench said Dinakaran could have raised objection in January 2010 to the Vice President when the committee was constituted, Saran said passage of time cannot be a ground to raised objection and the crux of the issue which has to be determined was "whether there is a reasonable apprehension of bias against a member or not".

Saran pointed out that Rao was a party to the resolution passed in November 2009 by the Bar Association of India asking erstwhile Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan not to elevate Dinakaran to the apex court due to various charges of corruption and judicial misconduct against him.

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