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Sahara's VP programming Triptii Sharma quits

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MUMBAI: The restructuring of Sahara's media and entertainment business under a joint venture management company with Percept has claimed its first victim.

Sahara Media and Entertainment vice president, programming Triptii Sharma has put in her papers. When contacted, Sharma confirmed the move. "I have been working in media, television particularly, for ten years now. I think that I should look beyond just being the vice president of programming."

Sources, however, say the induction of a super-structure team under the Sahara India Entertainment Management company to supervise operations has caused a lot of discontentment among the old guard.

Karuna Samtani, Sahara's TV business chief operating officer was also involved in programming and sources say Sharma was not happy in the reporting structure. Sharma has been part of team that had planned to create unique focus and time based bands for the channel's programming line up. With shows Raat Hone ko Hai, Saathiya, Aao Bahen Chughli Karen and Main Office Teri Aangan Ki to her credit, Sharma had off late been unhappy about Samtani calling the shots.

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