New Delhi: One of the most-watched reality series in the nation is Shark Tank India, which has quickly gained popularity. The sharks Anupam Mittal, Vineeta Singh, Peyush Bansal, Aman Gupta, Amit Jain, and Namita Thapar provide business owners and entrepreneurs the chance to present their goods and receive investment from them.
The reality show’s most recent episode of season 2 turned out to be a particularly noteworthy one because it included an LGBTQ pitcher for the first time in order to raise money for their company BeUnic. The pitcher, his family, the Shark Tank India judges, and the show’s producers are receiving praise from viewers for making the program more diverse.
In order to raise money for their company BeUnic, LGBTQ pitcher Ashish Chopra, his mother Simmi Nanda, and brother Vishesh Chopra appeared on Shark Tank India. The show made Ashish’s sexual orientation known.
We’re walking into the biggest platform of Indian entrepreneurship tonight to showcase our one-of-a-kind range of products! Don’t forget to tune in at 10 pm.#SharkTankIndia season 2 streaming now on Sony LIV, also available on Sony Entertainment Television. pic.twitter.com/g3tOFgOGsp
— BeUnic (@beunic_india) January 30, 2023
According to his website, BeUnic curates lifestyle goods made by LGBTQ business owners. Through professional development, counseling, entrepreneurship, and exposure abroad, they assist the queer community. They collaborate with NGOs that support the queer community and give a portion of their income to these organizations. Social media users who watched the most recent episode of Shark Tank India were all gushing about Simmi and her family, sending them lots of hugs and kisses.
“Love them, hug them, kiss them
Because closet is not a place to be in.”
The highlight line for me in today’s episode of #SharkTankIndia , said by the mother of #BeUnic ?
More success and power to your brand @beunic_india #LGBTQ
— ●๋•♪_αяηαν_♪●๋• (@Velocycrator) January 30, 2023
Ashish and his mother received a lot of accolades from the Shark Tank India judges for having the guts to appear on national television. Simmi Nanda also related the tale of how her kid came out of the closet and came out to her and the rest of the world, disclosing his sexual orientation.
Ooo LGBT mention at shark tank today.
Indian mom accepting her son’s sexuality ? We need more of it.
They’re running a business for LGBT people – @beunic_india
Check them out guyssss!!
— Smriti⁷ (@Smriti_Jhamb) January 30, 2023
Regarding financing, all sharks pulled out of the agreement and showed no interest in funding BeUnic. They did reject the offer Peyush Bansal made to them.