Mo Chaudry, Chairman of Water World theme park, has revealed to Eastern Eye that he is in talks about appearing on a new business show on the BBC.
Chaudry, who is reported to be worth £60 million, denied being approached by Dragons’ Den but admitted he would like to appear on the hit programme.
The Pakistan-born entrepreneur said: “The BBC have spoken to me about a number of projects. There is more to TV than Dragons’ Den, but I think I’ve got a lot to offer.
“I say the way I feel and I’m nobody’s puppet. James Caan and I have a role to play as ethnic role models, but one thing is for certain, I am very keen to pass on my experience so that others may benefit”
He added: “There are also two or three production companies talking to me about an entrepreneurial type of show.”
TV viewers should be prepared for Chaudry’s outspoken views, having gone from leaving school with no qualifications to build a business empire. He is a motivational speaker and says the key to turning his life around was his attitude and getting an education.
“It is all about changing a person’s mindset from negative to positive. Once you develop those characteristics, get out of your comfort zone and have faith in yourself, the whole world is possible.
“I was a failure at school at 16 and was looking down a black hole. By sheer audacity and attitude, I started selling door to door which taught me a lot about myself. I now sponsor an English-speaking school in Pakistan and I have seen these kids on stage with so much confidence and they are progressing. Too many kids are leaving school with no qualifications; I would have got no-where if I hadn’t got myself educated in the end”.
Living true to his message, Chaudry added he plans to expand his business empire to the subcontinent by launching a Waterworld in India