Just like business magnate Anand Mahindra, Harsh Goenka, who is also a successful businessman, regularly inspires his followers with positive messages on Twitter.
However, he recently made headlines as tweeted against the judges of Shark Tank India and took a dig at all of them, saying that most of them are underperforming.
When asked what comes to mind when he “thinks of sharks,” he remarked,
“the Hollywood film Jaws” and bleeding.
Mr. Goenka had tweeted a screenshot of the FY2022 earnings of the Shark Tank companies headed by the judges.
According to reports, only Aman Gupta’s BoAt corporation made a profit of 79 crores.
Peyush Bansal’s Lenskart lost Rs. 102 crore in the fiscal year, and Amit Jain, the founder of CarDekho, lost Rs. 246 crores. Sugar Cosmetics, led by Vineeta Singh, lost 75 crores, and Shaadi.com founder Anupam Mittal lost 27 crores, as the study concluded.
With the picture, Mr. Goenka tweeted,
“I enjoy #SharkTankIndia as a program, and I think it is a great platform for our budding entrepreneurs. But whenever I think of sharks, I think of the movie ‘Jaws’ and bleeding!”
I enjoy #SharkTankIndia as a program and I think it is a great platform for our budding entrepreneurs.
But whenever I think of sharks, I think of the movie ‘Jaws’ and bleeding 🩸! pic.twitter.com/LAmGxQOiU8
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) January 22, 2023
Anupam Mittal, the founder of Shaadi.com, has now answered him
In response to this, Mr. Mittal wrote,
“I know you meant it in jest, so with all due respect, sir, I think you reacted to what appears to be superficial, biased, and incomplete data. Happy to learn from stalwarts, but just to clarify, like you, the sharks don’t bleed red; we bleed blue, and that’s why we do what we do.”
I know you meant it in jest so with all due respect sir, I think u reacted to what appears to be superficial, biased & incomplete data. Happy to learn from stalwarts, but just to clarify, like u, the sharks 🦈 don’t bleed red, we bleed blue 🇮🇳 & that’s why we do what we do 🤗
— Anupam Mittal (@AnupamMittal) January 24, 2023
Following Anupam Mittal’s tweet, netizens wrote him, urging that he should provide precise stats.
“With due respect to Anupam, can you Pl share the complete and factual data for your fans? Even I don’t agree with bleeding,” said a user.
“Eliminate all the doubts and give him @hvgoenka complete and accurate data and prove him wrong,” added a second person. Another user wrote,
“Clearly, #SharkTankIndia is a show where huge loss-making entrepreneurs judge and humiliate profit-making entrepreneurs.”
Wonder what's wrong with people targeting the Sharks, Bhai agar aap log ke paas paise hai to aap karlo naye business me invest instead of these sharks. https://t.co/DNMX1eyszu
— Prem Doshi 🇮🇳 (@StocksResearch) January 24, 2023
If only people knew @AnupamMittal is responsible for early cheques in so many companies that scaled to thousands of employees. All data is publicly available of his investments. Many companies bleed red for a while to change the status quo. https://t.co/09NeswuDgg
— EngineerTshirtWaala (@Ajain112) January 24, 2023
Drama 🎭🎭🎭🎭 band kar https://t.co/8mUag5j31F
— BaTmAN (@imvengeances) January 24, 2023
That's not the point. But whatever floats your boat…. https://t.co/zir3mdjYW2
— आमोद (@Sacrilegious77) January 24, 2023
"Bleed Blue" My man changed the whole narrative of tweet from a business tweet to patriotic 🤣 https://t.co/VMoyiLJFoT
— Gaurav 🇵🇹 (@viniiverde) January 24, 2023
Many users also supported shark Anupam Mittal and mentioned that he gave a perfect reply to Harsh Goenka.
That was a classy reply ngl https://t.co/H28z2Jwh5n
— Setu (@SpecterStoic) January 24, 2023