Back in Time, Ep 5: Shashanka Ghosh on building Channel V

Back in Time, Ep 5: Shashanka Ghosh on building Channel V

Diving into independent India’s sociopolitical, cultural and economic history with Kunal Kamra.

ByNL Team
  • whatsapp
  • copy

Kunal Kamra sits down with Shashanka Ghosh, director and former creative head of Channel V.

“Channel V was the cool guy around,” Shashanka says, “and saying ‘ye dekh, ye dekh’ from around the world.”

They talk about what made the channel relatable to urban Indian youth, organisational challenges in an age of analog, and how fun it was to create homegrown content that wasn’t an imitation of the west. Shashanka describes the process of creating popular Channel V characters like Lola Kutty and Simpu Singh, and his transition from the small screen to the big screen.


Subscribe now to unlock the story

Why should I pay for news?

Independent journalism is not possible until you pitch in. We have seen what happens in ad-funded models: Journalism takes a backseat and gets sacrificed at the altar of clicks and TRPs.

Stories like these cost perseverance, time, and resources. Subscribe now to power our journalism.

  • Access to paywall stories
  • Access to NL Chatbox
  • Access to our subscriber-only Discord server
  • Access to subscriber-only events, including The Media Rumble and NL Recess
  • Access to podcast RSS links to listen to our paywall podcasts in apps like Apple and Google Podcasts
  • Access to NL Baithak




600 off

Already a subscriber? Login

You may also like