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Anupam Mittal's Sarcastic Comeback Shuts Down Allegations Against Shark Tank India

Anupam Mittal's Sarcastic Comeback: 'Bark Tank Streaming Now'

3 July 2023


Kunal Tyagi

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  • Shark Tank India, a business reality show, has been criticized for alleged scripted content and delayed funding for startups.

  • Anupam Mittal, one of the judges on the show, responded to the allegations with sarcasm, using social media to address the claims.

  • Despite the controversy, Shark Tank India is preparing for its third season, aiming to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to present their ideas and secure investments.

Shark Tank India, the popular business reality show, has recently faced allegations and criticism regarding its authenticity and delayed funding for promising startups. Anupam Mittal, one of the judges or "sharks" on the show, took to Instagram to address these allegations with a touch of sarcasm. While some fans defended the show, others questioned the need for an explanation. In this blog post, we will delve into the controversy surrounding Shark Tank India and shed light on the upcoming third season.

Anupam Mittal's Sarcastic Response:

Anupam Mittal, the founder-CEO of and a prominent figure in the Indian business world, shared a creative image on his Instagram handle. The image depicted a shark surrounded by barking dogs, accompanied by the caption "Bark Tank streaming now." Through this, he cleverly alluded to the complaints made against the show and sarcastically listed the evolving nature of the allegations. His response portrayed a light-hearted yet firm stance against the naysayers.

The Backlash and Support:

Anupam Mittal's post garnered mixed reactions from followers and fans of the show. Some users empathized with the challenges of dealing with constant criticism, encouraging him to focus on his work and not be bothered by detractors. Others shared their positive experiences, vouching for the authenticity of the show and attesting to the funding they received after appearing on Shark Tank India. Amidst the controversy, the discussion highlighted the polarizing opinions surrounding the allegations.

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Anupam Mittal's Role in Shark Tank India:

Anupam Mittal, known for his entrepreneurial ventures such as, People Group, Mauj, and, served as a judge on both seasons of Shark Tank India. The show aired on Sony Entertainment Television, features aspiring entrepreneurs presenting their innovative business ideas to successful entrepreneurs or "sharks" like Anupam Mittal.

The Funding Scam Allegations:

In June, a Twitter user exposed what they referred to as the "delayed funding scam" associated with Shark Tank India. The user shared accounts of frustrated contestants who claimed to have received promises of funding during the show but never received any funds. The tweets outlined the timeline of the show's production and how delays in funding impacted startups' relationships with other potential investors.

Shark Tank India Season 3:

Despite the controversy, Shark Tank India is set to return with its third season. Registrations for the upcoming season were opened last month. The show's previous seasons featured a diverse group of sharks, including Ashneer Grover, Aman Gupta, Vineeta Singh, Peyush Bansal, Amit Jain, Namita Thapar, and Ghazal Alagh. With the new season, the show aims to provide another platform for budding entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas and secure potential investments.

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