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LGBTQ Pitcher Wins Hearts On 'Shark Tank India' For Their ‘Courageous’ Journey!!

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The business pitch by LGBTQ pitcher Ashish Chopra, his mother Simmi Nanda and brother Vishesh Chopra struck a chord with the sharks. They called Ashish and his mom 'courageous' and 'inspiring'.

The latest episode of Shark Tank India 2 saw 4 different business pitches out of which 2 of them went without an investment. There was one by LGBTQ pitcher Ashish Chopra, his mother Simmi Nanda and brother Vishesh Chopra that drew the attention of sharks for more reasons than one.
Simmi Nanda told the sharks about her marriage that failed to work. It led her to work on herself and she even did a public speaking course. She shared that it was around 2016 that her son Ashish came back from his college during vacation and while they were having fun, he was asked to perform on a song. She added how he danced to Madhuri Dixit's song.

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She said she was quite surprised as his moves were very feminine. It was her sister and niece who told her that Ashish is gay. She revealed she was shell shocked to learn about this and did not talk to him for four months.
However, gradually, her elder son educated her about it. That's when she felt she should support him. She shared that just about then she was asked to give one final speech during her public speaking course and she dedicated it to Ashish. At the event, she hugged him, kissed him and accepted it publicly. Her courage is praised by sharks.

The three then introduced their brand which is a sort of marketplace for different LGBTQ products. They said they have products in different categories and they are all gender fluid to support and promote the community. They explained their business to sharks. But they all opted out as they felt it wasn't an investable business at the moment. Peyush gave them an offer which they declined.

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