Shark Tank India Season 1 was a huge success. It was one of the most-watched programs on Indian television. The second season started this week. Anupam Mittal, Vineeta Singh, Peyush Bansal, Namita Thapar, and Aman Gupta are the five Shark Tank India Judges who returned for the current season. Ashneer Grover, the founder of BharatPe, is not participating in the most recent season, but the makers have included Amit Jain as a new judge. Now, Ashneer Grover opens up on his ouster from Shark Tank India Season 2.
Recently, on the Vagehra Vagehra podcast, Ashneer Grover appeared and opened up on why he is not in season 2. He said he dominated season 1, and the deal could not be struck for his return. Ashneer said,
“Ab main zyada detail mein nahi jaunga, but simple si baat hai ki dekho, Kohli agar Bhopal ki team se khelega, usne 300 run maar diye, toh woh dominate kar raha hai na game? Ab usko India se khelna chahiye. Hala ke main yeh nahi bol raha ke baaki log koi kam hain, but main zyada tha, kya karein? Maine dominate kar diya show.”
“(I won’t go into detail, but it’s simple. If Kohli plays for a small team and hits 300 runs, he will dominate the game. It’s time for him to play for India next. Not to take anything away from the other sharks, but I dominated the show).”
“Humility hai, but jo sachai hai woh hai. Number-driven hain hum, aap comments padh loge aapko samajh aa jayega sab. Phir mujhe fundamentally ek cheez lagne lag gayi ke aapka show ka format kya tha. Koi aake aapko idea pitch kar raha hai, aap usko ek offer de rahe ho, aur woh acha offer le… Maine pichle saal ladayi bhi iss baat pe kari na, issi baat pe doglapan utara tha na, ke tujhe woh kyu chahiye hai shark? Main tujhe better deal de raha hoon. But iss saal ulta ho jaata, sab log aake bolte ke Ashneer chahiye, Ashneer chahiye, aap ek rupaye de do… Phir acha nahi lagta na, dominating sa ho jaata hai.”
“(What’s true is true. But look at the show’s format. Someone comes and pitches their idea to you, and you offer them a sum of money. I fought last year about this, because people would favor other sharks over me even though I was giving them a better deal. This year, they’d have come and slashed their prices to get into business with me. Wouldn’t that be unfair)?”
This season Shark, we will see Anupam Mittal (Shaadi.com), Namita Thapar (Emcure), Peyush Bansal (Lenskart), Aman Gupta (boAt), and Vineeta Singh (Sugar) as sharks. The show airs from Monday to Friday at 10 PM.