Shark Tank India 3: Ronnie Screwvala praises pitcher who quit high-paying New York job and returned to India

Shark Tank India 3: Ronnie Screwvala and Peyush Bansal made a joint offer.

On the most recent episode of Shark Tank India 3, the sharks were startled when they discovered parallels between the pitcher and Shah Rukh Khan’s role in Swades. Ronnie Screwvala, who joined the panel this season, described how he created the film, which was hailed as ‘ahead of its time.’

Anish’s firm, Without, is revolutionising recycling by producing sunglasses and other goods made entirely of recycled plastic. Based in Pune, this unique firm was the first in the world to produce eyewear out of chip packets. The entrepreneur claimed that despite having a well-paying job abroad, he felt something was missing. He left his work in New York and returned to India to make a difference and make better use of his privilege.

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Anupam Mittal said, “Why do I feel I am watching the extended version of Swades?” He also said that Ronnie Screwala produced the film. Ronnie added, “At the time it was released, it was called ‘before its time.’ Now I think its time has come.”

The founder pitched his products and requested Rs 75 lakh in exchange for 1% equity. While Aman Gupta suggested Rs 30 lakhs for 1% equity and Rs 45 lakhs in debt with a two-year interest rate of 10%, Ronnie Screwvala offered Rs 75 lakhs for 3% equity, and Peyush Bansal joined Ronnie’s plan. The founder decided to accept Ronnie and Peyush’s offer.

The most recent season introduces six new sharks. The producers revealed the same on X, writing, “In this new season, the stakes are higher, with 12 SHARKS in the TANK! Introducing Ritesh Agarwal, Varun Dua, Deepinder Goyal, Azhar Iqubal, Radhika Gupta, and Ronnie Screwvala as the 6 new sharks of Shark Tank India Season 3.”