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Zodiak takes control of India’s Sol

Kaul appointed as production company's CEO

LONDON — International media conglom Zodiak Entertainment has increased its 35% stake in Indian TV content creator Sol Prod. to a controlling 51%.

Sol has appointed former Star TV assistant VP Keshav Kaul as its CEO.

Sol has produced several popular shows, including reality skein “Nach Baliye” and chat show “Koffee with Karan” for Star, featuring helmer Karan Johar (“My Name Is Khan”), and teen drama “Kya Mast Life Hai” for the Disney Channel India. Its celebrity matchmaking show “Swayamvar” drew more than 38 million viewers for its first season finale on NDTV Imagine.

Zodiac companies have produced successful shows like “Fort Boyard” and “Wallander,” and its Yellow Bird shingle produced the Swedish hit “Millennium” film trilogy, the first of which “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” is being prepped for a Hollywood remake.