In December 2017, Deepak Dhar stepped down as the Managing Director of Endemol Shine India where he was instrumental in growing Endemol Shine India to an undisputed leadership position, helping the company expand its wings within the domains of television, film and digital platforms. Deepak Dhar has partnered with Banijay Group, an independent content creation group for television and multimedia platforms. Dhar and Banijay have entered into a 50-50 joint venture in a bid to expand the Group’s presence in India & South East Asia. The partnership will see Deepak launching and spearheading the group’s operations in India and South East Asia as Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Banijay Asia. In this new alliance, Banijay Asia, under the guidance of Dhar, will produce scripted and non-scripted content across multiple genres including digital and films for India and South East Asia. In his new role as Founder & CEO, Deepak will lead business, content strategies, partnerships and alliances with the region with India being the central focus.