Vivek Krishnani is now MD of Sony Pictures India

Vivek Krishnani
Vivek Krishnani is the new MD of Sony Pictures

Vivek Krishnani would be taking care of the theatrical distribution of all Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) films. Earlier, he was at MSM Motion Pictures, a Sony Pictures wing, at the time when Hindi film Piku shattered the box office. Prior to his stint at Sony, Vivek spent time with 21st Century Fox, Fox Star Studios, looking after the distribution, marketing, and syndication of Hollywood films such as Avatar, Slumdog Millionaire, the Ice Age franchise, Life of Pi, and the X-Men franchise, and Indian films such as My Name is Khan, Bol Bachchan, Raaz 3, Force, Jolly LLB, and Jannat 2.

“I have had a great experience being part of the Sony family”,  says Vivek Krishnani.

“And I am now looking forward to a new role with Sony Pictures India. With a legacy of over 80 years since the first Columbia Pictures office opened here, Sony Pictures has over the decades continued to entertain Indian and global audiences. We are committed to further strengthening our distribution network in India and overseas and also looking to scale up our local acquisitions as well. We have a great line-up ahead and I’m excited to hit the ground running.”

SPE produces, acquires, and distributes its films under its various film labels, namely, Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Classics, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Sony Pictures International Productions. “Vivek Krishnani is a media veteran with very valuable experience in the unique and dynamic Indian market, in both Hollywood and Local Language productions”, says Brett D. Hogg, Senior Vice President of International Distribution – Asia. “Under his leadership, we look forward to taking Sony Pictures India to even greater heights.”

The Walk, Goosebumps, Hotel Transylvanai 2, and Spectre are some of SPE’s Hollywood films currently playing/about to be released in cinema halls across the country.



Piyush Chauhan is a simple apple farmer from Rampur, close to Simla. This Himalayan pandu has immense interest in films of all sorts. Especially, Hindi. In his spare time, which isn’t much these days, he dreams of climbing the impossible mountains.

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