Posted by: Chirag Sehgal
Last update: February 6, 2024, 6:47 PM IST
Namita Thapar is a shark in Shark Tank India 3.
When asked about her one-liners, Namita Thapar explained that she does it on purpose to add fun and entertainment to the show.
Namita Thapar is a well-known person in India, especially among progressive women entrepreneurs. As the CEO of India’s Emcure Pharmaceuticals, she has also inspired others and contributed to the healthcare industry. She gained a lot of recognition and attention due to her appearance on the Indian television show Shark Tank. She is popular on the show for her one-liners and competitive spirit. Among her one-liners are – “Ye bohot cluttered market hai so I’m out”, “Meri expertise nahi hai” and others.
Namita Thapar recently spoke to Times of India about her experience on the show, the challenges she faced as an entrepreneur and other topics. During an interview, industrialist Thapar was asked how she felt about her viral one-liners from Shark Tank India. In response, the entrepreneur stated that she was doing this on purpose to add some fun to the show.
“I think it’s fun. People have very stressful lives. Let’s provide a touch of humor, laughter and fun. They’re having fun at our expense, why not. I know how to have fun with it. Sometimes they are intentional. I do it just for the fat because I know the other sharks will smile and so will the audience,” Namita Thapar told Times of India.
The entrepreneur went on to say that when the show is about healthcare, she gets extremely competitive and enthusiastic. Then her comments or one-liners come across believably. However, sometimes it is on purpose “because I am a very bad person. I love doing grease on set. I like to have fun and have a good time,” she added.
Meanwhile, Namita Thapar recently exited part of the airport retail brand after receiving a 3.5x ROI. This is Shark Tank India’s first outing. Rare Planet, India’s largest airport retailer, entered the show in 2021 and struck a deal with Namita. When asked about her exit from the investment, Namita Thapar stated that the exit increased the credibility of the show, the Sharks and the founders.
She stated that people assume that anything related to handicrafts and handicrafts is an NGO or CSR that will not generate revenue. But the fact that the company went from 4 to 50 stores before becoming the largest airport retailer in India is simply amazing, claimed Namita Thapar. “That’s the reason I chose partial withdrawal, because it will go a long way,” she added at the end.