After the blockbuster success of ‘Scam 1992,’ Hansal Mehta is ready for the next season. Scam 2003
The Telgi Story’ will shed light on the life of Abdul Karim Telgi, who earned a fortune by printing fake stamp papers. The teaser, released by SonyLIV on Friday, promises an engaging storyline.
The teaser begins by reminding viewers of the country’s ‘biggest financial scam,’ as glimpses from the hit 2020 series ‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’ are shown. It then familiarizes audiences with the 2003 scam, where ‘the land of mathematicians had a scarcity of zeros.’ A voice reveals that it was a scam worth 30,000 crores, and shots of stamp papers cover the screen.
Though it’s already known that the series will be based on Abdul Karim Telgi’s story, the producers have refrained from revealing the main character’s face. They have only hinted at his mindset through lines like, ‘I have no desire to earn money, as money is not earned, it is made,’ and ‘If you want to progress in life, darling, you have to be courageous.’
Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, ‘Scam 2003 – The Telgi Story’ is adapted from journalist Sanjay Singh’s Hindi book ‘Reporter Ki Diary,’ which exposed the scam at that time. Renowned Marathi writer Kiran Yajnopavit has also collaborated with Singh in developing this show.
Produced in association with StudioNEXT, the series will start streaming on SonyLIV from 2nd September.”