Amit Jain, the new Shark Tank India judge is set to replace fan favourite Ashneer Grover for the second season of the show. The entrepreneurship-centred reality show is all set for its next season and recently took to its social media to share a teaser of the new season.
The teaser of the second season showed five entrepreneurs judges from season one, which included Anupam Mittal (Shaadi.com), Aman Gupta (boAt Lifestyle), Namita Thapar (Emcure Pharmaceuticals), Peyush Bansal (Lenskart), and Vineeta Singh (SUGAR Cosmetics). A new face was added to the regular panel of judges in the form of Amit Jain, co-founder of CarDekho.
Amit Jain is the co-founder of Car Dekho. An alumnus of St Xavier’s School, Jaipur, he is a IIT-Delhi civil engineering graduate. After getting some experience in US and India at different private companies, Jain founded CarDeko, an autotech unicorn that helps users buy the right car.
For the unversed, Ashneer had quickly amassed a fan following thanks to his part-critical, part-funny comments on the show. However, he was later embroiled in myriad of controversies, which eventually ended in him resigning from the company he founded.
The Facts of the Matter
“From ye toh doglapan hai”, to “Bilkul bakwaas hai ye”, Ashneer Grover’s remarks on the first season of Shark Tank India made him a popular face from the world of entrepreneurship. His remarks sparked meme fests on social media, and made him one of the most interesting judges in the show. However, recently fans of Grover were left disappointed after his absence was spotted in the teaser Shark Tank India’s second season.
Earlier on November 1, the second season of popular reality show was unveiled. “Ab pura India business ki sahi value samjhega! 💸 #SharkTankIndia season 2 streaming soon, on Sony LIV,” the Sony-owned streaming platform’s tweet on social media read.
The teaser of the show showed the regular panel of judges which included Anupam Mittal (Shaadi.com), Aman Gupta (boAt Lifestyle), Namita Thapar (Emcure Pharmaceuticals), Peyush Bansal (Lenskart), and Vineeta Singh (SUGAR Cosmetics).
Netizens Left Disappointed At Ashneer Grover’s Absence
However, the show also added Amit Jain, the co-founder of CarDekho, to its ever-growing judge roster. While fans were left wanting more from teaser and were excited to jump on the second-season bandwagon, some fans were left disappointed over the exclusion of Ashneer Grover, the co-founder of BharatPe.
“Was waiting eagerly”: Fans React
Twitter users took to the comment section of the promotional teaser, and expressed their disappointment. Many claimed that they would not watch the show if the show didn’t bring back Ashneer Grover. Some also claimed that it was Grover who made the show interesting to watch.
“I was eagerly waiting to watch #SharkTankIndia season 2. But it made me sad after watching the promo because @Ashneer_Grover was neither in the teaser nor he was tagged in the description. All the excitement got ruined. Shark tank is incomplete without you Ashneer sir,” a netizen on Twitter wrote.
“If shark tank india season 2 wants TRP or some best startup in India and if any entrepreneurs wants some good tips then only one person enough there that is @Ashneer_Grover @sharktankindia”, another comment read.
Many other netizens also echoed the same sentiment, and expressed their desire to have Grover be brought in.
👎👎 You removed the person who made shark tank famous
— VEDANT SARDA (@VEDANTSARDA19) November 1, 2022
Without ashneer,i am out. Koi nahi aa raha ye dekhne….when ashneer is there other also look good but without him this is sabji without masala…if you know what i mean.
— kk (@southpaw_81) November 1, 2022
No one will watch it without Ashneer.
— Average Joe (@shubhamargade9) November 1, 2022
This show sucks without @Ashneer_Grover
— Srinivas vk (@srinivas2936) November 1, 2022
Bring @Ashneer_Grover back in the new season..He is the main Shark.
— Shah Alam (@realshahalam) November 1, 2022
No ashneer no shark tank 👍🤙
— SHRESTH AGARWAL (@shresthagarwal_) November 1, 2022
Who is Amit Jain?
Amit Jain is the co-founder of CarDekho, a Jaipur-based autotech company which connects users to the right cars for the price they want to sell out. The company is a one-stop solution for users to buy and sell pre-owned cars. Amit founded the startup along with Umesh Hora and Anurag Jain. An alumnus of St. Xavier’s and IIT Delhi, Jain also founded Insurance Dekho.