Uday Singh puts in his papers at Sony Pictures India

MUMBAI: After a long stint of 13 years, Sony Pictures Entertainment India executive vice president production Uday Singh has called it a day at the company.

Confirming the development to Businessofcinema.com, Singh says, "Yes, I have put in my papers at Sony and 30 January is my last working day at the company. I have worked here for 13 years and have decided to move on now."

Singh joined the company in 1996 as managing director when it operated under the Columbia Tristar brand name in India.

In a major restructuring exercise last year, Singh, who was the MD at Sony Pictures Releasing of India, was made in charge of production and Kercy Daruwala was made the MD of the company with effect from 1 January, 2008.

This was done post the debacle, Saawariya, which released in late 2007 and was Sony Pictures first Indian co-production. The movie, which was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starred Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, failed to set the cash registers ringing.

On the other hand, apart from Sony Pictures Releasing of India’s decision to enter into local language film production in India a couple of years back, its sister concern Sony BMG India also entered film production with a partner in Vishesh Films.