Viacom18 Motion Pictures COO Vikram Malhotra quits

Viacom18 Motion Pictures COO Vikram Malhotra quits

MUMBAI: Viacom18 Motion Pictures? COO Vikram Malhotra has resigned from the organisation.

Having spent a little over two years at Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Malhotra has decided to pursue his entrepreneurial aspirations. He will, however, continue in his current capacity till July, to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. Malhotra also headed Viacom18?s strategic distribution alliance with Paramount Pictures International.

Viacom18 Media Networks Group CEO Sudhanshu Vats said, "Vikram has admirably led the reboot of this business to put Viacom18 Motion Pictures amongst the top players in the industry. Over the last two years, we have had tremendous success, stretched the envelope and redefined the rules of Hindi Cinema, making critically acclaimed films that were commercial successful as well. We have an impressive lineup ahead with movies like Chashme Badoor, Bhag Milka Bhag, Madras Cafe and Boss."

Commenting on the development, Malhotra added, "I have had a personally fulfilling and proud time at Viacom18 Motion Pictures and am privileged to have lead a talented team that redefined many a things in both production and distribution of Hindi as well as Hollywood films (marketing and distribution of Paramount movies)."

Over the last two years, Viacom18 Motion Pictures has had hits like Tanu Weds Manu, Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Shaitan and superhits like Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, OMG - Oh My God!, Son of Sardaar and the recently released Special 26 and Saheb Biwi Gangster Returns.

Through its strategic alliance with Paramount Pictures, Viacom18 Motion Pictures also released some of the biggest Hollywood grosses in India like Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.

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