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Star India's senior VP legal Pulak Bagchi quits company

MUMBAI: Star India senior VP, legal and regulatory, Pulak Bagchi, is moving out of  India’s biggest broadcasting and content company to seek new challenges  in a sector that’s quite far removed from  the country’s hectic and complex media industry.

June 30, 2017 would be the last day for Bagchi at Star where he along with his boss --- Deepak Jacob, president, legal and regulatory affairs and general counsel --- drafted solutions to many a legal issue and articulated at various forums Star and Indian media industry’s views on complex issues ranging from media ownership, mergers & acquisitions, licensing of content, etc., apart from policy evangelism in general.

Sources in Star confirmed the development saying Bagchi, who shuttled every week between Mumbai and New Delhi on official work, put in his papers some time back after almost seven and half years of eventful stay in the company.

Bagchi’s LinkedIn profile makes clear his desire to be at the confluence of cutting edge/emerging technologies, ideas and concepts and adding value through evolving state of the art/next gen legal/regulatory knowledge --- basically being part of convergence.

Before joining Star India, the 40-something Bagchi, a graduate of Calcutta University’s Jogesh Chandra Choudhury College of Law, had done stints at MSM Discovery, a JV between Sony Entertainment Television and The Discovery Channel, Vodafone Essar and law firm Singhania & Co LLP. If one thinks lawyers are serious people, who they are, of course, this gentleman has an active interest in Hindi, Bengali and English music and loves to explore the world via travels.

Recently, Star India communications head Parul Sharma too had quit the company after over a decade to pursue new challenges and interests, including photography.

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