It is Mehta on Mehta now. Filmmaker Hansal Mehta who has made many memorable movies on real-life characters such as Shahid, Aligarh and Omerta, is all set to crack a bio-pic on the very complex character of Harshad Mehta, the stockmarket wizard who had meteoric rise in the 1980s and who fell from grace just as quickly.
It is reliably learnt that Hansal Mehta who is a Gujarati himself,decided to cast only a Gujarati in the lead.
Hansal Mehta has chosen the well-known Gujarati theatre and film actor Pratik Gandhi to play Harshad Mehta. Gandhi who is very popular in Gujarat, will also be seen in a supporting role in Lovratri the film introducing Salman Khan’s brother-in-law Ayush Sharma.
Incidentally a really awfully film titled Gafla based on the Harshad Mehta scam was made in 2006. The film made a mockery of the man who shook the Indian stock market.