Photo Credit: Applause Entertainment/SonyLIV
Gagan Dev Riar has been roped in to play the lead role in Scam 2003: The Telgi Story, SonyLIV announced on Tuesday.
Hansal Mehta, who delivered the critically-acclaimed first part Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, will serve as the showrunner and direct alongside Tushar Hiranandani.
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Starring Gagan Dev Riar as Telgi, Produced by Applause Entertainment in association with StudioNext, Scam 2003: The Telgi Story will be helmed by show runner Hansal Mehta and director Tushar Hiranandani. Casting by Mukesh Chhabra. pic.twitter.com/AEQvhmmgn9
Applause Entertainment announced Gagan's casting in a clip shared on its official Twitter page.
“Telgi has been found. Starring Gagan Dev Riar as Telgi, produced by Applause Entertainment in association with StudioNext, Scam 2003: The Telgi Story will be helmed by showrunner Hansal Mehta and director Tushar Hiranandani. Casting by Mukesh Chhabra. Streaming Soon, only on @sonylivindia #Scam2003,” the post read.
The new season will chronicle the life of Telgi, a fruit-seller born in Khanapur in the Indian state of Karnataka, and his journey to becoming the mastermind behind one of the most ingenious scams in India.
Scam 2003: The Telgi Story is adapted from the Hindi book “Reporter ki Diary” penned by journalist and news reporter Sanjay Singh, who is credited with breaking the story of the scam.