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Ashneer Grover Under Fire for Legal Battle with Comedian Aashish Solanki

Ashneer Grover, known for his blunt persona on the Indian edition of Shark Tank, is embroiled in a controversy involving Aashish Solanki who is a part of popular comedy roast.

The co-founder and former managing director of BharatPe is familiar with the limelight, but his latest controversy has stirred significant negative buzz on social media.

The Roast That Sparked the Controversy

Grover recently appeared on “Pretty Good Roast,” a comedy show hosted by Aashish Solanki. During the episode, Solanki joked about Grover’s tumultuous exit from BharatPe in 2022, following allegations of financial impropriety. The episode quickly became a viral sensation, but Grover was not pleased with the jokes targeting his past.

Legal Action and Episode Removal

Upset by the remarks, Grover demanded the removal of the segments featuring these jokes and sent Solanki a legal notice to take down the entire episode.

Solanki, citing financial limitations, complied and announced on Instagram,

“Friends, I have removed Episode 5 of Pretty Good Roast. I don’t have money to fight a legal battle. I had spent all of it on the show.” He expressed his disappointment, noting, “The response to previous episodes led us to believe our audience was ready for roast humor. However, it seems that some, especially those in power, are not quite there yet.”

 

Ashneer Grover, known for his blunt persona on the Indian edition of Shark Tank, is embroiled in a controversy involving Aashish Solanki who is a part of popular comedy roast.
Ashneer Grover under fire over legal tussle with Comedian Aashish Solanki

Backlash and Accusations of Hypocrisy

The incident triggered widespread backlash against Grover, with many accusing him of “doglapan” (duplicity). This term gained traction during Grover’s time on Shark Tank India and even became the title of his book, “Doglapan: The Hard Truth about Life and Start-Ups.” Social media users quickly pointed out the irony of Grover, who once prided himself on his no-holds-barred attitude, now seeking to censor comedic content.

Grover’s Complex Public Persona

Grover’s complex public image has been a topic of discussion since his high-profile departure from BharatPe. After leaving the fintech startup, Grover pivoted to content creation, leveraging his fame to build a substantial following on platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and various podcasts. He has even claimed to have made more money through content creation than during his tenure at BharatPe.

Despite his success as a content creator, Grover’s recent actions have sparked a debate about the boundaries of humor and criticism, especially concerning public figures. The legal threat against Solanki underscores the precarious balance comedians must navigate when their satire targets influential individuals.

As the dust settles, it is clear that Ashneer Grover remains a polarizing figure. His journey from a controversial entrepreneur to a content creator and now to a central figure in a comedy roast controversy reflects the multifaceted and often contentious nature of public life.

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