New Delhi: After the stupendous success of ‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’, the makers announced on Twitter on Thursday (March 4) that a second season is in the pipeline.
The production house Applause Entertainment announced that the second season will feature the story of the 2003 Stamp Paper Scam by Abdul Karim Telgi. The show is tentatively titled as ‘Scam 2003: The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi’.
Like the first season, the second season will also be directed by Hansal Mehta. It will be released on SonyLIV. The series will capture the story of Telgi and how he became the mastermind behind India’s most ingenious scams spread across the country.
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We are thrilled to announce the 2nd season of our popular 'Scam' franchise – 'Scam 2003: The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi'. pic.twitter.com/p0hPitrYGd
— Applause Entertainment (@ApplauseSocial) March 4, 2021
The scam value was allegedly worth around Rs 20,000 crores. The show will be adapted from the Hindi book ‘Reporter Ki Dairy’ which was authored by journalist Sanjay Singh who is credited with breaking the news of the scam.
Kiran Yadnyopavit has been roped in to write the story along with Singh. Hansal Mehta said, ”The new season of this franchise will focus on another riveting story that shook the country- the stamp paper scam. I am looking forward to collaborating with team Applause, SonyLIV and StudioNEXT”.
Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment said, ”The success of Scam 1992 endorsed 0ur belief about the audiences interest in such stories. We are extremely thrilled to announce The Telgi Story as the next season”. The shooting of the show is expected to begin later this year.