Ashneer Grover reveals Salman Khan sat with him for 3 hours but he was refused a picture.
Last Updated: 10.54 AM, Jan 04, 2023
Ashneer Grover, a businessman and Shark Tank India fame, has discussed doing business with Bollywood actor Salman Khan. Ashneer recalled an instance when he was in a meeting with Salman but that he was not permitted to take a picture with him.
The former co-founder of BharatPe claimed in a podcast that he met Salman during a shoot because the star was their sponsor and briefed him on the company.
He was quoted by India.com as saying, "Usko (Salman) 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 had him as our sponsor. During a shoot, I met with him to give him a brief overview. After three hours of sitting with him, his manager eventually instructed me not to take a picture with him. Sir wouldn't like it, he remarked. To hell with you and your picture, I said. What sort of fame was that?)
Later, Ashneer praised Salman's business acumen. He said he would be a hero but he knows all the dynamics of his business. 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." (However, he is a smart person. Despite what others would believe, he is an intelligent businessman. He is aware of his image and is aware of branding.)
In the meantime, Ashneer claimed he knows he dominated season 1 of the show and he would have done the same in the upcoming season if he had been a part of Shark Tank India Season 2. In the most recent season, CarDekho CEO and co-founder Amit Jain took his spot.