‘Scam 2003: The Telgi Story’ Teaser Details
‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’ is all set to return with its new season. The glimpse of which was unveiled on Friday. The glimpse commences with the voice-over of Manoj Bajpayee as it takes us back to the previous season which narrated the tale of the Indian stock market fraud of 1992 amounting to Rs 5000 crore.
For the second season, the story will revolve around the Rs 30,000 crore fraud executed by fruit vendor Abdul Karim Telgi. Telgi was a convicted Indian counterfeiter, who initiated his counterfeiting journey by creating forged passports. He then commenced a business of exporting manpower to Saudi Arabia and established a company. To facilitate the smooth passage of laborers at the airport, even if their passports had an emigration check required stamp or any other issues that could raise suspicion for immigration officials, he would fabricate multiple counterfeit documents.
Telgi progressed to more intricate counterfeiting when he started forging stamp papers. He appointed 300 individuals as agents who sold the counterfeit papers to bulk buyers, including banks, insurance companies, and stock brokerage firms. The glimpse features a dialogue that has the potential to become viral as memes, "Paisa kamaya nahi banaya jaata hai" (Money is not earned, it is created). However, the face of the titular character remains undisclosed throughout the duration of the glimpse.
The second season retains the distinctive soundtrack created by Achint Thakkar, who also composed the soundtrack for the streaming film ‘Monica, O My Darling’. The show stars Gagan Dev Rirar in the lead role of Abdul Karim Telgi. ‘Scam 2003: The Telgi Story’ is directed by Tushar Hiranandani, and Hansal Mehta serves as the showrunner. The series is produced by Applause Entertainment in collaboration with Studio Next. The series will be available for streaming on Sony LIV from September 2.