Ashneer Grover, a former Shark Tank India celebrity, stated he has no plans to watch the show's freshly released second season.
Ashneer, who gained popularity following the wildly successful season one, didn't return for the second season but hasn't given a reason.
However, he claimed to have "ruled" the show when he appeared in a recent interview.
Ashneer stated on The Ranveer Show Podcast that he considers himself a "builder" and not someone who "collects rent" and that he built Sony a franchise worth Rs 10,000 crore.
I wont watch the show: Ashneer Grover
Asked if he is going to watch the show, he said, “Nahi. Mereko lagta hai separation clean hona chahiye. Jab main Shark Tank mein nahi bhi tha, season two mein, jitne bhi sharks they, unko maine social media se unfollow kar diya. Yaar ab woh tumhari game hai, tum khelo. Main kyu har roz dekhun ke Shark Tank ki shoot pe behind-the-scenes kya chal raha hai? Ab meri life ka part hi nahi hai, toh main kyu past mein rahun? Jab se clear hogaya tha ke main season two mein nahi hoon, maine baaki sharks ko unfollow kar diya tha (I won’t watch the show. After it became clear I wouldn’t be coming back, I even unfollowed all the other sharks. I don’t want to know what’s happening on shoot, it’s in the past now).”
Ashneer said that he doesn’t even track what’s happening on the show, even though his wife might sometimes google what’s going on. He said that as far as he is concerned, he did his job well, because of which Sony is now sitting on a cash cow.
"Mereko lagta hai, in some sense, I was a part of creating a Rs 10,000 crore franchise… I feel happy ke maine ek Rs 500 crore saal ki franchise Sony ko bana ke de di. Kyuki pehla season is the toughest season to crack. Agar pehla season hi nahi chala, agli baari toh channel wale hi aapko slot nahi dene wale, bhool jao. Pehla chal gaya, ab aapka Rs 500 crore ka ad revenue har saal aa raha hai, aapka Rs 10,000 crore ka dhanda hai, aaj ki date mein. Woh bana ke de diya, usme mera nuksaan hua fayda hua koi matlab nahi hai (I had fun while I was on the show. I was a part of creating a Rs 500 crore business, Sony is sitting on a Rs 10,000 crore franchise… It doesn’t matter if it helped me or harmed me)..”
The Sharks or judges of this season are: Anupam Mittal (founder and CEO, Shaadi.com – People Group), Aman Gupta (co-founder and CMO, boAt), Namita Thapar (executive director, Emcure Pharmaceuticals), Vineeta Singh (co-founder and CEO, SUGAR Cosmetics), Peyush Bansal (founder and CEO, Lenskart.com) and Amit Jain (CEO and co-founder, CarDekho Group, InsuranceDekho.com).
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