SonyLIV has announced a spiritual sequel to ‘Scam 1992’ titled, ‘Scam 2003: The Telgi Story’. In a recent tweet, director Hansal Mehta announced that “Telgi has been found”.
Gagan Dev Riar, a veteran theatre artist, who previously featured in ‘Sonchiriya’ and ‘A Suitable Boy’, has been cast for the lead role in the web series.
The upcoming sequel follows the life of Abdul Karim Telgi, a fruit-seller born in Khanapur, Karnataka, and his journey to become the mastermind behind one of the most ingenious scams in India. He made his fortune by selling counterfeit stamp paper and the size of this scam was said to be over ₹10,000 crore.
The second season of the franchise is a follow up to the lauded ‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’, which transported star Pratik Gandhi into the Indian A-list.
‘Scam 2003’ has been adapted from the Hindi book ‘Reporter ki Diary’, authored by journalist Sanjay Singh, who broke the scam back in the time. The series will be helmed by the National award-winning director, Hansal Mehta and Tushar Hiranandani.
The shooting for ‘Scam 2003’ is currently underway. Like its predecessor, it will stream on SonyLIV, however, the release date has not been announced yet.
Check out the announcement teaser: