Ashneer Grover, one of the sharks on Shark Tank India season 1, took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the recent onboarding of six new judges for Season 3 of the popular reality show.
Grover, who had been a popular figure on the show, not only criticized the decision to bring in new judges in an indirect way but also implied that it was merely an audition for Shark Tank India Season 4.
The tweet, posted on Grover’s Twitter handle, read,
“Shark Tank 3 is ‘audition’ of sharks for Shark Tank 4! Life mein ek lesson hai – don’t change and make unnecessary problems of something which is already solved. Wish quantity solves for quality!”
Shark Tank 3 is ‘audition’ of sharks for Shark Tank 4 ! Life mein ek lesson hai – don’t change and make unnecessary problem of something which is already solved. Wish quantity solves for quality ! https://t.co/EsR6zAdOwZ
— Ashneer Grover (@Ashneer_Grover) November 5, 2023
This tweet raised eyebrows and fueled speculation about the processes working behind the scenes of the show.
Shark Tank India Season 3 welcomed six new judges to its panel, adding a fresh perspective to the show.
The new judges include:
- Ronnie Screwvala, the co-founder of upGrad,
- Varun Dua, the founder and CEO of Acko,
- Radhika Gupta, the MD and CEO of Edelweiss Mutual Funds,
- Ritesh Agarwal, the founder of Oyo Rooms,
- Deepinder Goyal, founder of Zomato, and
- Izhar Iqubal, the co-founder and CEO of inShorts.
These entrepreneurs are expected to bring their expertise and insights to the show, contributing to the growth of budding businesses in India.
The decision to introduce new judges and the subsequent exclusion of Ashneer Grover, who had gained recognition for his sharp wit and candid feedback on the show, drew mixed reactions from fans.
Some believed that fresh faces would breathe new life into the series, while others were disappointed by Grover’s absence.
Ashneer Grover’s tweet suggests that he views the inclusion of new judges as a mere “audition” for Season 4, implying that the creators are experimenting with different judges before deciding on the final panel.
He also hints at a common adage: “Don’t fix something that isn’t broken.” Grover seems to question the need for change in a show that had already established its identity and success with him as one of the original sharks.
It remains to be seen how these changes will affect the popularity of Shark Tank India. As the show continues to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas and secure investment, fans eagerly await Season 3, which promises new faces and fresh opportunities.