Ashneer Grover ruled out a return to Shark Tank India and responded to former colleague Namita Thapar’s comments about there being no ‘toxicity’ on season two.
No ‘toxicity’ comment
Former Shark Tank India judge Ashneer Grover reacted to a recent statement made by his ex-colleague, Namita Thapar, about the second season of the show not having any ‘toxicity’. The 40-year-old left the show after appearing in the hit first season, and his absence has been remarked upon by some of his fellow ‘sharks’.
Talking to a packed crowd of thousands at IIT Kharagpur’s annual fest, Ashneer was asked about Namita’s comments on a recent podcast, when she said that the main difference between the first and second seasons would be an absence of toxicity.
Reacting to this Ashneer said, “Look, I haven’t mentioned Namita even once. There’s a reason for that; I don’t miss her. But she misses me. She can call it whatever she likes, but she is missing me.”
The return of Ashneer
Ashneer also categorically ruled out the possibility of his return on future seasons of the show, after a student said that they weren’t enjoying season two without him. He said, “I’ll give it to you in writing, I won’t return for the third, fourth, or even fifth season. And I’ll tell you why; I don’t believe in going backward in life, I believe in moving ahead. I enjoyed Shark Tank while it lasted, I became famous, it was fun, but now it’s time to move on,” quoted Indian Express.
Earlier, in a chat show, Ashneer Grover was asked whether he would watch season 2 or not. He disclosed that he will not watch season 2, and revealing the reason behind this, he added, “I feel there should be clean separation. When I was not there in Shark Tank India season 2, I unfollowed all the sharks from social media. Now it is their game, and why should I be curious to know what is happening on Shark Tank’s shoot or what is happening behind the scenes? That is not a part of my life anymore! I want to do something different in my life so why should I live in past.”
Speaking about Shark Tank India season 2, the show is judged by Vineeta Singh, Namita Thapar, Anupam Mittal, Aman Gupta, Peyush Bansal, and Amit Jain. Hosted by Rahul Dua, premiered on January 2, it airs on Sony TV and Sony LIV from Monday to Friday at 10 PM.