Zee Entertainment MD and CEO Punit Goenka, in a video message on the company’s 29th anniversary, said the best is yet to come in the backdrop of the proposed Sony-Zee merger.
“I would say the best is yet to come. The proposed merger with Sony India will make us the largest media and entertainment company in the country. I am extremely confident that with Sony as a partner in our value creation journey, the combined synergies will help us strengthen our capabilities to create sharper content that enriches the lives of others. I am always with you in this journey and we will continue to walk this path together to script newer successes.”
Apparently referring to the challenges thrown by two of the largest investors, Invesco and OFI Global, Goenka said, “My mantra in these situations has always been to look at the silver lining instead of the dark cloud. Or to put it simply, to consistently focus on one's work and believe that every difficult phase shall certainly pass. These ups and downs have been extremely consequential in building out resilience, enabling us to remain committed to that company's growth and profitability.”
“I would like to say that we all gain a series of great opportunities that are often disguised as impossible situations. The key is to transform our obstacles into possibilities and, eventually, successful outcomes. I firmly believe the time changes now as we together step into the 30th year of the company that waits to be filled with success, glory, growth and profitability. Always remember that being challenged in life is inevitable but being defeated is optional. The choice will always be yours,” Goenka concluded.