Pune, Maharashtra India (PressExposure) February 11, 2011 -- IBN-Lokmat presents Great Bhet with the brilliant 'Sanjay Gaikwad
IBN-Lokmat brings for its viewers an inspirational experience on Great Bhet. This episode will showcase the journey of Sanjay Gaikwad of UFO movies. Catch his stimulating rags-to-riches story on IBN-Lokmat in an exclusive interview with Nikhil Wagle, Editor, IBN-Lokmat on Great Bhet on Saturday, 12th February 2011 at 9:30 pm.
Sanjay talks about his life experiences, his career path and how he thought of the UFO movies. He throws light upon his modest upbringing and how he graduated to make a company of this stature himself. The entrepreneurial bug bit this technology buff at a young age when he was working with Essel Group. Gaikwad was responsible for thinking up and executing Playwin, an online platform for the lottery business. It changed the rules of how lotteries were run in India.
Post this, Gaikwad started looking around for problems he could attack and build a business around. Earlier printing movies and distribution were a lengthy process. Given the high cost of printing, only the biggest producers could hope to reach 600 cinemas in the first week of a movie's release. All films were launched first in urban areas and later shipped to other cities. Gaikwad reckoned if he could build a platform to distribute films digitally and eliminate prints, he stood a good chance of hitting it big. Some clever engineering later, he had a model ready.
Born in Baithi Chawl, and growing up in a small, modified one-room tenement in Bhandup, a suburb in north-east Mumbai, Sanjay Gaikwad dreamt big. The boy with an affinity towards technology studied in a Marathi-medium municipal school, the most his father, a clerk with the Indian Navy, could afford. That was in the 1970s. He is now an entrepreneur-the founder and managing director of Rs1,000 crore UFO Moviez India Ltd-and is credited with revolutionizing the way movies are distributed and exhibited.
To know more about Sanjay Gaikwad's journey to success, tune into IBN-Lokmat on Saturday, 12th February 2011 at 9:30pm.
You can also watch this "Great Bhet" episode on Sunday i.e. 13th February 2011 @ 12:00 pm & 5:00 pm.