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Discovery Kids announces second series of 'Sheikh Chilli and Friendz'

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MUMBAI: Going strong on its go-local drive, Discovery Kids has announced the second season of Sheikh Chilli and Friendz. Slated to premiere early 2017, the channel is committed to bring refreshingly new, clutter-breaking and heart-warming entertainment to millions of its fans across India.

“Sheikh Chilli and Friendz will be one of the most endearing series on Indian television. Each character has been crafted to offer unmatched entertainment and will reset the narrative of kids’ content. Nothing stimulates mind more than an overwhelming emotion of humour and this series will offer it in abundance," said Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific vice president - entertainment products – South Asia Rajiv Bakshi.

The show revolves around the adventures of an innocent boy Sheikh Chilli and his friends of Jhunjhun Nagar. Sheikh Chilli is a day-dreaming simpleton who lives with his mother. He has his heart in the right place, but his plans and actions are a source of humour as well as trouble for his friends. He is joined in his adventures by Malika, his smart neighbor and classmate, Bulbul histalking friend-turned-brother donkey, the pocket-sized dwarf Khatkoo and the enchanting Noorie Djinnwho has come from another planet to fulfilling Sheikh Chilli’s incredible wishes.

Creating trouble for Sheikh Chilli & Friendz is the evil witch Buri, who is after the magical necklace worn by Noorie Djinn so that she can become all-powerful. The friends encounter various other characters through the course of the series which results in hilarious situations and many laughs.

The franchise was introduced to children on television through a movie, aired early in the year on Discovery Kids. The series has also been conceptualized and created in partnership with the Mayapuri Group and iRealities Entertainment.

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