Anupam Mittal, one of Shark Tank India 2 judges, without mentioning the name criticized Ashneer Grover. He further told that such kind of people doesn’t deserve to be on the show.
Criticizing Ashneer Grover
‘Shark Tank India 2’ judge and Shaadi.com founder Anupam Mittal said that it is never justified to insult anyone for their business idea even if it doesn’t sound appealing.
Without taking any name he criticized the BharatPe founder Ashneer Grover, who once on the show asked an entrepreneur to make a mop of the clothes she was selling as they were not up to the mark according to him.
Further, Anupam maintained that there is a proper way to criticize someone and one cannot insult anyone in a rude manner. He also added that this won’t be happening in the second season of the show.
Anupam Mittal’s comment
In an interview with Film Companion, he said: “I’m not going to talk about specific sharks but as a team, we gave a lot of freedom to people in a lot of pitches last year. This year, you might see that change a little bit.”
He added that giving advice is one thing but humiliating a person is altogether a different case and even if the person is offering a business idea that is not so good, it is not going to make the person ‘bad’.
He added: “I think there is a difference between being critical and insulting someone. You might have a bad idea or a bad business or a terrible business plan but that doesn’t make you a bad person.”
“So I, and I think everybody, draws a line at criticizing your business and your idea and your plan and to give you a reality check and to show you the mirror because this is season two. Humiliating somebody is not acceptable and anybody who does that does not deserve a seat on ‘Shark Tank‘,” he concluded.
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