Peyush Bansal request not to telecast his goof up on Shark Tank India; was told ‘yeh toh pakka dikhayenge’

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Published by Simnan on 24 Feb 2022

Peyush Bansal was inquired about his goof up on Shark Tank India when n entrepreneur came to pick his idea he told that contestant, “Welcome to Lenskart.” He explained that he had requested Sony Entertainment Television not to telecast it but they did not listen and aired it anyway.

Lenskart co-founder and CEO Peyush Bansal remembered his embarrassing goof-up on Shark Tank India, where he was seen telling a contestant, “Welcome to Lenskart,” instead of letting out the name of the show. He confessed that he appealed to the channel, Sony Entertainment Television, to not air his gaffe but they decided to keep it.

Speaking to Rohan Joshi and Tanmay Bhat on the former’s podcast, Peyush told, “I was in that zone. I didn’t even realise. Baaki sab hasne lag gaye (When everyone else started laughing), then I realised that I said ‘Welcome to Lenskart’.”

Peyush is so used to saying that in Zoom meetings and made an error on Shark Tank India. “Do saal Zoom pe hi nikaala hai. Koi aata hai toh sabse pehle bolte hai, ‘Welcome to Lenskart’, toh woh mooh se nikal gaya. Phir main Sony ko bola, ‘Yaar, isko mat dikhana, mere se galti ho gayi’. Kehte hai, ‘Yeh toh pakka dikhayenge’ (We spent two years doing meetings on Zoom. Whenever someone joins, I say ‘Welcome to Lenskart’, so it slipped out. I asked Sony not to broadcast my mistake but they said, ‘We will definitely show this’).”

Shark Tank India featured growing entrepreneurs who pitch their business ideas to a panel of successful tycoons, aiming for their guidance and investment in exchange for equity. The other ‘sharks’ were Ashneer Grover (BharatPe co-founder and managing director Ashneer Grover), Namita Thapar (Emcure Pharmaceuticals executive director), Anupam Mittal (Shaadi.com founder and CEO), Vineeta Singh (SUGAR cosmetics co-founder and CEO), Aman Gupta (boAt co-founder and CMO) and Ghazal Alagh (MamaEarth co-founder).

In the process of the first season finale of Shark Tank India, Peyush imitated the pitch for Lenskart he made to investors in 2010. As he asked for ₹1 crore in exchange for 1% equity in his company, Vineeta kidded, “75% apne business ka doge (Will you give 75% equity)?”, leaving everyone in chuckles.

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