STAR Pravah, the Marathi general entertainment channel from the STAR India stable, has taken aboard Jayesh Patil to head the programming function of the channel. Patil, until recently, was fiction head at Reliance Big Productions. At STAR Pravah, he will report to Prem Kamath, general manager.
Until recently, he was with Reliance Big Productions, from where he moved on in April, 2013.
Patil has spent 18 years in the writer's shoes. "I am quite satisfied with my career span of about 6000 episodes. I like to shift gears in my career. I was in the banking industry for about 10 years, before coming to media. The new role that I have taken up will give me an opportunity to experience the other side of the business," he adds.
Patil replaces Shrabani Deodhar, erstwhile creative director, STAR Pravah, who has moved on to take up another responsibility at the network. Patil's first big responsibility is the upcoming reality show, Maharashtracha Dancing Superstar - Chhote Masters. He is quite positive about the performance of the show.
He adds, "We can put 100 per cent in everything we do. Nobody launches any show with an expectation of failure. But this show will do well, I believe."