Zulfiqar Khan joins Balaji Telefilms as the Group Chief Operating Officer
Balaji Telefilms Ltd. the entertainment powerhouse, has onboarded Industry veteran Zulfiqar Khan as their new Group Chief Operating Officer who shall head the operations of the media conglomerate. Mr. Khan will be responsible for the overall success of the company’s profit and loss of operations, content, marketing, and distribution deals.
Zulfiqar comes with over 19 years of rich experience in broadcast & digital media companies like HOOQ India, EROS Now, Star TV, to name a few. He brings with him extensive operational experience and an excellent understanding of the entertainment ecosystem
Commenting on the development, Ekta Kapoor, Joint Managing Director, Balaji Telefilms, said, “We are ecstatic to welcome Zulfiqar aboard. His rich experience is sure to take Balaji Telefilms Ltd. to newer heights. Zulfiqar will be a driving factor for Balaji’s vision of shaping and defining its leadership in the ever evolving Entertainment sector”
Shobha Kapoor, Managing Director Balaji Telefilms further stated, “We have great expectations from Zulfiqar. I am sure his robust experience coupled with Balaji Telefilms Ltd. proven business excellence across production and distribution capabilities will create significant value for us”.
“I am excited to be working with Ekta and to take on this challenging journey at Balaji Telefilms Ltd. That is a pioneer in content creation across platforms as well as one of the top digital entertainment platforms in the country. I am looking forward to a remarkable journey with the organization as we chart a successful growth story for the brand across verticals, in the coming years,” said Mr. Zulfiqar Khan about his new role with Balaji Telefilms Ltd.
Zulfiqar Khan began his career in 1999 with Star India and spent over sixteen years serving in distinct roles. In 2015, he moved to Eros Now as Business Head and CRO for Eros Now. His last stint with HOOQ as Managing Director saw him leading strategy for the premium video-on-demand service.
About Balaji Telefilms Limited:
Balaji Telefilms is India’s leading integrated media conglomerate operating across television, movie, and digital content production. The Company, under the stewardship of Mrs. Shobha Kapoor and Ms.Ekta Kapoor, enjoys market leadership in the television content industry for over two decades with an exemplary track record for content creation across genres and target groups. Balaji Telefilms is a household name that has produced some of the best television serials in the country including the famous K Series of daily soaps such as Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki. More recently it has created an extremely successful mystical fantasy series of Naagin 1 to Naagin 4, paving the way for weekend fiction-based programming.
Over the years the company through its movies business has also demonstrated success in pioneering the production of differentiated cinematic content across different genres. The Company has been involved in creating several commercial as well as critically acclaimed movies such as The Dirty Picture, LSD, Once Upon a Time, Ek Villain, Udtaa Punjab, and most recently Veere Di Wedding and Dream Girl
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