Abhishek Rege

Why Indian drama is set to boom in 2020

India’s huge population is attracting plenty of interest from global streamers and the country’s scripted sector is positioning itself to capitalise domestically and internationally, writes Endemol Shine India CEO Abhishek Rege As the demand for original and fresh stories continues to grow, global platforms and international broadcasters and producers are turning their sights to India. […]

Endemol Shine India options Salil Desai’s ‘The Sane Psychopath’

Endemol Shine India has optioned the rights to Salil Desai’s novel The Sane Psychopath. Published by Fingerprint! Publishing in 2018, the thriller centres on a young lawyer who takes on the case of a bus driver that went on a killing spree in Pune, and seeks help from a psychiatrist who lost his son in […]

Endemol Shine India CEO exiting

Endemol Shine India managing director and CEO Deepak Dhar will leave the business at the end of 2017 after eleven years. Company COO Abhishek Rege (below) will replace him, working alongside Dhar (right) during a transition period at the Big Boss producer. Dhar is leaving to pursue a new, unnamed venture next year. Rege joined […]

News Brief: Endemol hires Bigg Boss for India

Endemol has hired Ashok Vidyasagar as senior VP of its Indian operations, putting him in charge of shows including Bigg Boss, the local version of Big Brother. Vidyasagar will oversee Endemol’s southern India operations, working across unscripted and scripted programming. Endemol is keen to export formats into India and Vidyasagar will attempt to get Tamil, […]