Rannvijay Singha, who was seen hosting Shark Tank India recently, garnered a lot of attention on social media when a video of him offering an MBA course to an entrepreneur contestant went viral
The video clip sparked a meme fest on the internet. In the video, Rannvijay can be seen offering an MBA course to the entrepreneur, who arrived as a participant in the show.
The entrepreneur is an IIT-PhD, and being offered an MBA degree on the educational platform got him heavily trolled. Rannvijay, for the first time in an exclusive chat with ETimes, has reacted to the viral memes and the video clip becoming a hot topic on the internet. The host-turned-actor shared that he has done Roadies and Splistvilla, and by now he is used to spoofs and memes on him.
"I’ve done Splitsvilla and Roadies, and by now I am used to memes, spoofs. The amount and the level of spoofs that were done on us, people can’t even imagine. In fact, some of them actually made a platform out of it. The first spoof that was made on us by a streaming platform, it gave that platform recognition. I know this as I like to keep myself current. When Michael Jordan cried, they made memes about it, he became current. He is the guy who I follow for many reasons. When a meme is made about you, it means you are doing something that is getting noticed and you are current. I know that it is my job as a host on that show and I've got to do it. I am not there to judge that if you have three other degrees, I should give you this or I shouldn't. As per the concept of the show, it is the Sharks who decide that you should be given this. Another point is that there are many engineers, who also do an MBA. It's not connected, but it’s because they want to cover all their bases. You can get an MBA or engineering from the biggest institutes, but you might not know a lot about digital marketing. There’s a possibility. Like, I don’t know anything about law, but if someone offered me a law degree, I would love to do it. Because I want to know the details of the contracts I am entering into. I always think that the law is one thing that I’ve always wanted to do. "A person who is well educated, that person will always understand the value of an extra degree or education," said the actor. Rannvijay finds the memes very funny and says it is the best thing that can happen to a new show, "It’s actually funny. I won't deny that somebody is from IIT, you are giving them a course in something else. Meme means that people are so involved in the show and they are watching the show and know everything about that person. I like that factor and it keeps me current. It’s giving me an opportunity for the media to ask me a question and express myself. People found that moment funny and meme worthy and I don’t feel bad about it because I’ve seen a lot during the early stage of my career when I was 20-23 and had just started doing Roadies. People were trying to ban the shows we were doing, people wouldn’t allow the auditions of our shows in the city to happen. Memes are the best thing that can happen to a new show, that's what I feel. Because other people who don’t watch the show, they get their attention as well towards our show. I feel once you start taking jokes on yourself, you can lead a very peaceful life. I love watching the amount of creativity that people put in while creating these memes," he shared.