Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story// Indian Story

 Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story is an Indian Hindi-language crime drama web-series on SonyLIV directed by Hansal Mehta, with Jai Mehta serving as the co-director. Based on 1992 Indian stock market scam committed by many stockbrokers including Harshad Mehta, the series is adapted from journalist Sucheta Dalal and Debashish Basu's 1992 book The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away.The screenplay and dialogues were written by Sumit Purohit, Saurabh Dey, Vaibhav Vishal and Karan Vyas.

It stars Pratik Gandhi as the protagonist Harshad Mehta, with Shreya Dhanwanthary appearing in a parallel lead role, as Sucheta Dalal. The series also features Satish Kaushik, Anant Mahadevan, Rajat Kapoor, K K Raina, Lalit Parimoo, Hemant Kher, and Nikhil Dwivedi in pivotal roles. The series focuses on Harshad Mehta's life story, his meteoric rise, and the subsequent downfall.

Originally produced by Sameer Nair of Applause Entertainment, Hansal Mehta, worked for three years in writing the script consisting of 550 pages.The project was officially announced on December 2019, with principal shoot beginning following its announcment. Filmed across 200 locations in Mumbai, within 85 days, the shooting was wrapped up on March 2020. The cinematography was handled by Pratham Mehta and the series was edited by Sumit Purohit and Kunal Walve. Achint Thakkar composed the background score.

Scam 1992 was premiered on SonyLIV on 9 October 2020. The series eventually received praise from the performances of the cast members, writing and the major technical aspects.It became the most viewed web series on the streaming platfor

In March 2021, SonyLiv and Applause Entertainment announced second instalment of the franchise titled Scam 2003. It is to be directed by Hansal Mehta.


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Set in 1980’s and 90’s Bombay, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story follows the life of Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker who took the stock market to dizzying heights and his catastrophic downfall.

The series stars Pratik Gandhi as Harshad, with an ensemble cast that also includes Shreya Dhanwanthary, Satish Kaushik and others.

Reacting to the show’s success, Pratik told Hindustan Times in an interview, “People now want to know about me but I’ve been around for last 15 years. So, when I’m told that this has happened to me overnight, my reply is that ‘This night was 15 years long for me’. Now, many doors have opened. Yes, I’d like to do pivotal parts but I’m open to all kinds of experiments. So, a strong supporting part also would be good.”


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