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Hansal Mehta On Collaborating Again With Sameer Nair



Applause Entertainment’s  Scam 2003:  The Telgi Story  takes the ‘Scam’ franchise further after  the hugely successful Scam 1992 .  The story  of  India’s biggest  scam by Abdul Karim Telgi  starts  streaming on SonyLIV   from  2  September.

Hansal Mehta  who helms the  series spoke  exclusively to Zoom. “I am just so happy it is streaming. I  can’t  wait  for the world to discover Gagan Dev Riar  who plays Abdul Karim Telgi.”

   Speaking on his collaboration with Applause Entertainment Hansal says,  “ I think it is just super-fun. This is in my sixth  year of collaborating with Sameer Nair  and Applause Entertainment. Also to have the faith of SonyLiv in this kind of story and storytelling is very motivating.”

Telgi  is played by that excellent actor Gangadev Riar who  was outstanding in Abhishek  Choubey’s Sonechiraya  and  Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy.

 Born in Khanapur in Karnataka, Telgi became  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.

Applause Entertainment   roped in the talented Kiran Yadnyopavit, known for his contribution to the Marathi film industry, to write and develop the story along with author Sanjay Singh.

Sameer  Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment comments , “Scam 1992 has helped established a solid ground for the ‘Scam’ franchise where we aim to tell stories about the various scams that our country has witnessed, the people behind it, their motivations and machinations. The success of Scam 1992 endorsed our belief about the audiences’  interest in such stories.”

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