Filmmaker Hansal Mehta’s Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story starring Pratik Gandhi was one of the most successful web-series in the recent past. Looking at the success of the show, the makers and the production house, Applause Entertainment recently released a statement, announcing the second season of the popular 'Scam' franchise, titled, Scam 2003: The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi which is also a tentative title for now. As per the statement, the show will be adapted from the Hindi book Reporter ki Diary authored by journalist and news reporter Sanjay Singh, who is credited with breaking the story of the scam back in the time.
The series promises to be an intriguing watch as it will capture the life of Telgi, born in Khanapur in Karnataka, and his journey to becoming the mastermind behind one of India's most ingenious scams spread across multiple states which shook the entire country. It is estimated that the scam value was allegedly around Rs. 20,000 crores, as mentioned in the statement shared by the production house.
Like Scam 1992, which is currently streaming on SonyLIV, the new chapter will also be released on the same digital platform, followed by the National Award winner Hansal Mehta directing the second season.
💥 SCAM ALERT! 💥— Applause Entertainment (@ApplauseSocial) March 4, 2021
We are thrilled to announce the 2nd season of our popular 'Scam' franchise - 'Scam 2003: The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi'. pic.twitter.com/p0hPitrYGd
"The new season of this franchise will focus on another riveting story that shook the country a few years ago - the stamp paper scam. I am looking forward to collaborating again with team Applause, SonyLIV and StudioNEXT, partners who think alike and encourage creative thought," the director said in a statement.
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