The exercise company BollyX teaches The Bollywood Workout which is inspired by Bollywood-inspired dance and choreography. Classes are offered in over 100 cities worldwide. Or you can do The Bollywood Workout at home by subscribing to BollyX On Demand (subscriptions start at $9/month) which offers a variety of workouts and for various impact levels.
The fun and fit founder of BollyX, Shahil Patel of Boston, pitches his business on Shark Tank on December 9. He knows how to make an entrance — he and a small troupe of dancers perform a quick routine which has guest Shark Rohan Oza on his feet clapping. The other guest Shark, Bethenny Frankel, calls the intro “sexy.” After the performance, the charismatic Patel announces that he’s seeking $375,000 in exchange for eight percent of his business.
This isn’t Patel’s first time on TV. In 2009, Shahil led the first-ever Bollywood dance team, Ishaara, to the quarterfinals of America’s Got Talent (Season 4). Shahil and his troupe of first generation Indian-American college students at the University of California, Berkeley, at the time. For their AGT audition, Ishaara performed to the song “Jai Ho” — which was featured in the Hollywood blockbuster Million Dollar Slumdog.
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They received yeses from all three AGT judges — Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and David Hasselhoff. See video below. BollyX Bollywood Workout on Shark Tank is pitched by the very same Shahil Patel.