Rashmi Ranjan

Entrepreneur Ashneer Grover, who made his TV debut through the reality show 'Shark Tank India', is well known for his straight forward responses. 

Recently, a video the co-founder of BharatPe is doing rounds on the internet which showcases his weakness and respect for the National language Hindi. And, his savage reply to a question has left internet users divided.

In the viral video, a youth can be heard asking the investor, “Before investing, what are the key factors and parameters you look for in a start-up?”

However, Grover comes up with a savage reply showing his Hindi supremacy. 

Grover can be heard replying, “Ek to mereko samajh main nahn ata hai.. Tabse main Hindi bol raha hoon par har koi mujhe sawal English main puch ta hai. Ye tumhari hi nuksan hai. Hindi main puchte to 2 questions zyada aajate. Pehle tune socha Hindi main, phir boli English, phir maine suni English , phir sochi Hindi. Ab main bhool v gaya tune pucha kyat ha.”  

(First, I don’t understand why everyone is asking me questions in English even when I am speaking in Hindi. This is your loss. You could have asked two more questions if you had asked in Hindi. First you think the question in Hindi, then you frame it in English, I hear it in English then I thought about it in Hindi. By now, I have forgotten what was your question.)

However the video has divided the internet. While some extended support to Grover, others critisised him for his ‘Doglapan’.

“Even i believe in Hindi Supremacy… Jai Hind,” a user commented while another wrote, “That's true Hindi me puchhta to 2 questions aur extra puchh leta.”

Critisising the investor, an internet user wrote, “Ye sab doglapan hai!” while another user commented, “There are people who don't know Hindi. This doesn't apply to everyone.”

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