MUMBAI: It was in early June when the news broke that Star India executive vice-president and general manager Prem Kamath - who heads Channel V and Star Pravah was quitting. As reported first by indiantelevision.com, Kamath will move to A+E Networks. Currently, Kamath is serving his notice period which ends this month.
Now, highly placed sources within the network have confirmed that the man who has led Life OK to soar on the ratings chart, Ajit Thakur, has been given the additional charge of managing Channel V. Sources also confimed that Thakur has taken charge a week ago. However, Thakur himself was unavailable to comment on the development.
It is quite probable that another professional will be roped in to look after Star Pravah.
The talented professional, Thakur, has been with Star India since August 2011 and has since seen the overhaul of the then Star One to a Hindi GEC which today ranks amongst the top three in the country. Prior to that, he was with Sony Entertainment Television as programming head, Balaji Telefilms with its motion picture unit and with UTV's production arm.
An IIM Lucknow graduate and a Coca-Cola India and a Hindustan Lever alumnus, Thakur had nurtured creative ambitions from the early days in his career but drifted into corporate life before being spotted and hired by Ronnie Screwvala for his production house seven years back.