Indian streamer SonyLIV and Applause Entertainment are back in the fraud underworld. couple working on Scam 2003: Telga’s Story and cast Gagan Dev Riar in the lead role.
The second season of the franchise is a continuation of the much-lauded The 1992 Scam: The Story of Harshad Mehtawhich moved star Pratik Gandhi, who is due to star as Mahatma Gandhi in the upcoming drama series Applause, to India’s best list.
Scam 2003 Theater veteran Dev Riar will play Abdul Karim Telgi, a fruit vendor who built a criminal empire by forging stamp papers.
Telgi was born in Khanapur, Karnataka, and inspired one of the most ingenious schemes in Indian history that swept several states and shocked the entire country.
The series will be adapted from a Hindi book. Reporter Key Diary from journalist Sanjay Singh, who told the story in the early 2000s. Hansal Mehta and Tushar Hiranandani are directing the film, and the casting is handled by the legendary Mukesh Chhabra.
Applause is being co-produced with StudioNEXT and is currently filming for the show. It will be streamed on SonyLIV.