The National award winning filmmakers Hansal Mehta, is known for delivering hard- hitting, real life stories and multi-dimensional characters and the his acclaimed films like “Shahid”, “City Lights”, “Aligarh” define his bold and unique filmography style very well.
The filmmaker is best known for delivering his super hit Pratik Gandhi starrer financial thriller series Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta, which was based on the life of Indian stockbroker Harshad Mehta. He is also the co-writer and co-producer of Amazon Prime Video’s recently released romantic series Modern Love: Mumbai.
Now, he has teamed-up for popular digital streaming giant Netflix for the first time in his career for his upcoming character drama series titled Scoop. It is inspired by crime journalist Jigna Vora’s biographical book “Behind The Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison” was announced in February this year.
Scoop Cast & Crew
The shooting of the series has already started under the banner of Matchbox Shots. It is created by Meta along with Mrunnayee Lagoo Waikul, who is known for co-writing 2020 drama film Thappad along with its director Anubhav Sinha.
Reportedly, actress Karishma Tanna, who was Guilty Minds recently seen in Amazon Prime Video’s televisions series has been roped in for playing the lead role Scoop. The character drama series will show her playing the role of an ambitious crime journalist Jagruti Pathak, inspired from the character of Jigna Vora.
Talking about the idea of making the series on this topic, Sanjay Routray, a producer at Matchbox Shots said that they knew that the inspirational story of grit and courage needed to be told on a wider medium, the moment they read the book. So making a series was a better opportunity to nuance the characters and their emotions further.
About the Series
The series will trace the journey of Jagruti Pathak, a crime journalist, whose world comes crashing down when she is charged for the heinous murder of a fellow journalist, Jaideb Sen and ended up in a prison cell with those she once reported on. The others, who are charged include a notorious sharp shooter, a nefarious bookie and the infamous, Chhota Rajan. It will show the seven year long struggle of the journalist and all that she went through in jail.
Scoop OTT Release Date
The highly-anticipated series is still under development and the makers haven’t revealed much about it yet. It will steam on Netflix soon. We will update the information, as soon as the team announces some new updates regarding its trailer or release date.
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