Hansal Mehta and Netflix collaborate for series titled ‘Scoop’

Film-maker Hansal Mehta and Matchbox Shots will be collaborating with Netflix on a riveting character drama titled ‘Scoop’.

Based on the biography of Jigna Vora- ‘Behind The Bars In Byculla: My Days In Prison’, the web series outlines the ordeal of a crime journalist wrongly accused of murder.

Mehta shared the same on his Twitter page.

The official logline reads- “Jagruti’s world comes crashing down when she is charged for the heinous murder of a fellow journalist- Jaideb sen and ends up in a prison cell with those she once reported on. The others include a notorious sharpshooter, a notorious bookie, and the infamous, Chhota Rajan! The truth is quietly buried as she waits out a trial.”

‘Scoop’ involves Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul, known for co-writing ‘Thappad’.

Regarding his first collaboration with Netflix, Hansal Mehta, who has also filmed ‘Scam 1992’, stated: “We’ve already begun filming and I’m excited about this story being my first collaboration with Netflix. Great stories can only benefit from a service that can make it reach a wider set of audiences, Scoop is that kind of a story and with Netflix, we will be able to take it to audiences across the globe. 

Sanjay Routray, producer at Matchbox Shots, also stated: “Netflix was the obvious choice for us because filming it as a series gives us the opportunity to nuance the characters and their emotions further. For a tale with such a gut-wrenching narrative, only a mastermind like Hansal Mehta would be able to do complete justice.”


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