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Star announces Nair, Mukerjea's exit

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MUMBAI: Lifting the lid off the worst kept secret in Indian media, Star has made it official that its two head honchos in India - Star Entertainment India CEO Sameer Nair and Star Group India CEO Peter Mukerjea - are out of the News Corp owned Pan Asian broadcaster.



Star announced Sunday that Mukerjea would be leaving the company at the end of January while Nair will leave at the end of March. Star also announced that Star CEO designate Paul Aiello would for the present be the acting CEO of Star India.



While Mukerjea has joined his wife Indrani's global human resources company INX Services as chairman, the betting is on Nair's teaming up with news major NDTV as head of its entertainment venture.



Nair's immediate mandate is clearly to manage the show and chaperone Kaun Banega Crorepati, which launches tonight at 9 pm with Bollywood badshah Shah Rukh Khan in the hot seat, through its 13-week run.

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