The second season of “Shark Tank India” has been surrounded by controversy since its premiere, with claims that the show is scripted and the judges don’t support businesses that could harm their fellow sharks. The latest allegations come from a former contestant, Akshay Shah, who accuses the judges of neglecting a business owner after finalizing a deal with them on the first season of the show.
In a series of tweets, Akshay Shah, the creator of iWeb and a participant in the first season of Shark Tank India, shared his concerns. He wrote, “I met a founder yesterday who had received a deal from two sharks in season 1, but they never met him or responded to his emails after the show.”
When asked why the founder won’t reveal the names of the judges, Akshay replied, “Most founders fear the consequences, and I am helpless. In season 1, we faced this issue, and more than 50% of others did too. Ashneer was shown the door, and the sharks were told to be more considerate, but no founder came forward.”
Ashneer Grover, a judge on the first season of the show and former co-founder and managing director of BharatPe, was not asked to return for the second season. While some thought it was due to his ongoing scandals, it appears to be because of his direct and unyielding demeanor.
The sharks on the second season of “Shark Tank India” include Anupam Mittal, Aman Gupta, Namita Thapar, Vineeta Singh, and Peyush Bansal. Amit Jain, CEO and co-founder of InsuranceDekho.com and Cardekho Group, took Ashneer Grover’s place.