Hansal Mehta, a National award-winning filmmaker, is recognised for producing hard-hitting, real-life stories and multi-dimensional characters, and his acclaimed films like “Shahid,” “City Lights,” and “Aligarh” define his bold and unique cinematic style extremely well.
The filmmaker is best known for his financial thriller series Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta, starring Pratik Gandhi and based on the life of Indian stockbroker Harshad Mehta. He also co-wrote and co-produced Amazon Prime Video’s current love series Modern Love: Mumbai.
For the first time in his career, he has linked up with global digital streaming giant Netflix for his new character drama series titled Scoop. It is based on crime journalist Jigna Vora’s biography “Behind The Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison,” which was released in February of this year.
Scoop Cast & Crew
The series’ filming has already begun under the name of Matchbox Shots. Meta co-wrote it with Mrunnayee Lagoo Waikul, who is best known for co-writing the 2020 drama film Thappad with director Anubhav Sinha.
According to reports, actress Karishma Tanna, who was last featured in Amazon Prime Video’s television series Guilty Minds, has been cast in the lead role of Scoop. The character drama series will feature her as Jagruti Pathak, an ambitious crime journalist inspired by Jigna Vora’s character.
When asked about the idea for the series, Sanjay Routray, a producer at Matchbox Shots, said that they realised the inspirational story of grit and courage needed to be portrayed on a larger scale the moment they read the book. Making a series provided a better opportunity to further develop the characters and their feelings.
Scoop OTT Release Date
The highly anticipated series is still in the works, and the creators haven’t divulged anything about it. It will be available on Netflix soon. We will update the information as soon as the team publishes additional information about the trailer or the release date.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) September 24, 2022
About Scoop Series
The series will follow Jagruti Pathak, a crime journalist whose life is turned upside down when she is charged with the brutal murder of another journalist, Jaideb Sen, and ends up in a prison cell with criminals she once reported on. Among those charged include a famed sharpshooter, a shady bookie, and the infamous Chhota Rajan. It will depict the journalist’s seven-year struggle and everything she went through in prison.