The business reality show Shark Tank India, whose first season ran from December 2021 to February 2022, was one of the most successful reality shows in the recent past with an interesting, unique concept of various entrepreneurs pitching their new business ideas to the seven ‘sharks’. ” aka judges on the show.
Ashneer Grover (former co-founder and director at Bharat Pe), Aman Gupta (co-founder and CMO at boAt), Anupam Mittal (founder of People Group including Shaadi.com), Ghazal Alagh (co-founder of MamaEarth), Namita Thapar (Executive Director at Emcure Pharmaceuticals), Vineeta Singh (CEO at Sugar Cosmetics) and Peyush Bansal (Co-founder at Lenskart) were the seven judges, also known as ‘sharks’ in the first season of Shark Tank India.
Now Ashneer has claimed that all of the judges on the show, including himself, took part in the show to become famous. He even added that he was encouraged to join the show by his wife Madhuri Jain Grover, who was the head of controls at his fintech company BharatPe before she was fired, and later even Ashneer himself resigned from it. the establishment.
Speaking to the Masters’ Union YouTube channel, Ashneer said in Hindi: “I don’t do drugs, I don’t drink, I don’t smoke. But fame has an intoxication. It gives you a high. And it’s something that “So far I can handle it, and I like it. A lot of people will claim that they are working for the betterment of the nation, and that’s all bullshit.”
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Of other judges on the show, he said, “Even if you talk to all the sharks, they’ll make strong claims about various reasons why they did the show. I’ll tell you right now that all the sharks came on the show. Because they’re all educated, they all started businesses, what’s self-actualization? Fame, right? That’s what they all came for. Then say it! Why bring the nation and entrepreneurship into it?”.
Though he later added that they shouldn’t be ashamed of chasing fame because they were all doing it for the right reasons. “You don’t get famous for the way you look, you get famous because there’s an appreciation somewhere for what you’ve done,” he concluded.