Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story is back again with its sequel Scam 2003: The Telgi Story. Apparently, SonyLiv has announced the season 2 of the hit Scam franchise.
Announcements and Updates
Hansal Mehta, director of Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story. Along with the makers have announced the upcoming sequel of the Scam franchise. Scam 2003: The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi (tentative name). Here what the makers have to say,
“The series promised to be an intriguing watch as it will capture the life of Abdul Karim Telgi, born in Khanapur in Karnataka. It is estimated that the scam value was allegedly around Rs 20,000 crores (sic).”
The upcoming season of the Scam franchise will be directed by Hansal Mehta and financed by Applause Entertainment. It will be streaming on the same OTT platform SonyLiv. Filming and date of release is yet to be announced.
Plot Info– Who is Abdul Karim Tegi?
As we have seen in Scam 1992, which is based on 1992 Indian Stock Market scam. Where the stockbrokers, mainly Harshad Mehta (played by Pratik Gandhi) discern loopholes in the stock market. And by luring and bribing the officials he manges to accumulate a huge amount of capital.
Here in season 2, Scam 2003, the story is based on Abdul Karim Tegi. He was involved in the historic scam of India known as the ‘Stamp Paper Scam’. Initially he started with making false passports, later he took to doing forgery of stamp paper in India.
In the first instance he was sentenced to 30 years of severe imprisonment. Later it was followed by a 13 years of imprisonment, taking in to account the different aspects of the same case. Abdul Karim Tegi succumbed to meningitis in 2017.
The story of Abdul Karim Tegi is based on the book of a journalist named ‘Reporter ki diary’, written by journalist Sanjay Singh.
Till date there is no announcement as to when the filming will begin and when can we expect it to make it to the screens. Fingers crossed, all we do is wait patiently and anticipate. That it is as good or even better than its prequel Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.
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