Zee TV programming head Namit Sharma quits

MUMBAI: Zee TV programming head Namit Sharma has called it a day at the organisation after a stint that lasted a little more than a year.

According to information available, Sharma put in his papers earlier this week and his last day at the organisation will be 8 May, 2015.

In the interim,Zee TV business head Pradeep Hejmadi will be overseeing the programming at the channel till such time that a replacement is found.

Confirming the development to, Sharma says, "I've decided to move on from Zee TV and explore other opportunities.  I am happy that during my stint at Zee TV we have seen significant success with distinctive programming concepts in an extremely competitive genre. The last 14 months have been an incredible experience working with some of the best talent in the television business."

He further adds, "I am happy that our audience has reacted well to innovative content like Kumkum Bhagya, Jamai Raja, Neeli Chatri Waale and the recent DID Super Moms Season 2.  I have worked with a great team here and am confident that they'll continue to lead the channel to even greater heights. As I complete 20 years in the entertainment business, it’s time to look forward to newer challenges."

Prior to joining Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) in February 2014, Sharma was Wizcraft Television and Films business head and chief creative officer. He had replaced Ajay Bhalwankar at Zee, who had quit to join Sony Entertainment Television (SET) as chief creative officer.

As yet undecided on his next career move, Sharma will be taking a small mid-career break. "Honestly there are no plans as of now. But I will definitely be in the television business,” he informs.

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