Ashneer Grover of Shark Tank India responded to a video of a man who looks like him that surfaced on social media. The viral video showed Ashneer’s doppelganger in front of a temple that appeared to be the ISKCON temple in Vrindavan. While fans initially mistook Ashneer, the BharatPe co-founder has now made clear the truth with his funny comment. A man in an orange checkered shirt is seen happily chanting and clapping at a temple in the video. He, too, wore glasses, like Ashneer. People surrounding him are spotted singing Hare Krishna, Hare Rama.
After many tagged Ashneer in the comments, he commented, “Chalo achha hai-yeh kaam bhi outsource ho gaya” with a wink face emoji. “I share my doppelganger level of devotion in business though,” read his reply. A fan wrote in the comments, “Him praying for his new startup.” “Ashneer Grover lite,” commented someone else.
On Shark Tank India, Ashneer was one of seven sharks (judges and investors). He worked with Peyush Bansal, Anupam Mittal, Vineeta Singh, Namita Thapar, Aman Gupta, and Ghazal Alagh. After allegations of misappropriation of funds, he resigned in March from BharatPe as its managing director. Ashneer and his wife were also removed from the board of directors.
In terms of business, Ashneer recently made headlines when he revealed that he once attempted to sign an endorsement deal with Salman Khan. He did it despite the fact that he couldn’t afford the actor’s fee. “When I approached Salman’s team, they told me that they will charge ₹7.5 crores, which is when I started calculating as I had ₹100 crores on me. I will give him ₹7.5 crores, spend another ₹1-2 on making the advertisement, and then I have to pay broadcasters as well. It’s going to be a ₹20 crore expense and I have only ₹100 crores in my pocket, with no certainty if I would get another round of investment. So I asked Salman to decrease his price, and he agreed to do it for ₹4.5 crores,” he stated in April at Lovely Professional University.