Ashneer Grover Opens Up About 3-Hour Chat With Salman Khan & Why He Was Refused A Selfie


Despite Ashneer Grover’s absence from the Shark Tank India season 2 panel, he still garners attention for his off-camera antics.

Ashneer Grover Speaks About Shark Tank Season 2

Ashneer described meeting Bollywood actor Salman Khan for a sponsorship shoot and spoke to him for three hours in a recent podcast.

Ashneer stated that Salman’s management had instructed him not to take selfies with Bhai because he gets irritated during this period, and the superstar afterwards discussed the reasons why his film Tubelight was a box office failure.

He said on the Vagehra Vagehra podcast,

Usko humne sponsor rakha tha, uske shoot ke liye mila tha, usko brief karne ke liye company ke baare mein. Teen ghante baitha tha uske saath, uske manager ne bol diya photo nahi khichwani, sir thoda bura maan jaate hain. Maine bola nahi khichwaunga photo, bhaad mein jaa tu, aisi kaunsi heropanti hogayi (We wanted him to endorse our brand, so I met him for the ad shoot and sat with him for three hours. His manager told me that I couldn’t get a picture with him because he might get irritated, and I thought, ‘Fine, he can go to hell)…’”

Ashneer Grover Speaks about Salman khan

However, he praised Salman & called him a smart businessman.

He said,

But banda smart hai. Logon ko lagta hai ke hawa mein hai, banda genuinely smart hai, usko business samajhta hai, usko branding samajhti hai, usko apni image clear hai. Jab hum ad bana rahe the, usne clear bol diya tha ke mujhe larger than life hi dikhana kyunki maine picture banayi thi Tubelight, woh pit gayi kyunki mujhe usme mandbuddhi dikha diya. Mujhe laga sahi banda hai, yeh sab cheezon ki realisation hai (He’s a smart guy. People might think he’s aloof, but he understands his image. The only thing he told us was to show him as larger than life, because his film Tubelight, in which he played a simpleton, had recently flopped).”

Ashneer is currently busy promoting his book Doglapan: The Hard Truth about Life and Start-Ups.

The former co-founder of BharatPe said that he did business with Virat Kohli in addition to recounting the occasion in which he collaborated with Salman.

Ashneer Grover is promoting his book Doglapan: The Hard Truth about Life and Start-Ups.

When questioned why he wasn’t a part of Shark Tank India Season 2, Ashneer revealed that he knew he had dominated season 1 and would have continued to do so in the upcoming season. In the most recent season, Amit Jain, the CEO and co-founder of CarDekho, has taken Ashneer’s place.

As for Shark Tank India, its season 2 is currently on-air from Monday-Thursday at 10 pm on SonyLIV.