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Headhunt on for Siddharth Roy Kapur replacement

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MUMBAI: Rumours have been floating for the last fortnight around about the departure of Disney India managing director Siddharth Roy Kapur to get into film production.

The fact is that Sid – as he is known in media circles - had expressed his desire to discontinue with the company a while ago. And Walt Disney International chairman Andy Bird has sent out a mandate to zoom in on a replacement. The HR team at Walt Disney International too has been working on the search.

Sid joined UTV when it was run by Ronnie Screwvala in 2008. UTV was acquired by Disney and was integrated into its Indian operations. Sid took over as MD of Disney India in 2014.

Even senior management within the Indian offshoot are unclear about the way forward on the leadership of the company as no mails have allegedly been sent out either from Walt Disney International to the India team clarifying Kapur’s position and departure dates, claim insiders within Disney India.

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