“Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story” is a SonyLIV-exclusive Indian Hindi-language economic drama written by Hansal Mehta and co-directed by Jai Mehta. The series is based on the 1992 Indian stock market fraud perpetrated by many brokerages, particularly Harshad Mehta, and is taken from reporter Sucheta Dalal and Debashish Basu’s 1992 book “The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away”. Sumit Purohit, Saurabh Dey, Vaibhav Vishal, and Karan Vyas wrote the story and screenplay.
Harshad Mehta is an average Gujarati merchant who resides in a tiny one-room flat with his family, wife Jyoti, and brother Ashwin in Mumbai’s Gujarati-dominated district of Ghatkopar. He enters the Bombay Stock Exchange as a “jobber” after working a variety of small jobs. Displeased with his progress, he quickly establishes his own consulting company. He quickly accumulates a large amount of fortune by abusing economic loopholes and corrupting various authorities. In a side story, reporter Sucheta Dalal is looking into Mehta’s firm after receiving information from a bank employee concerning Mehta’s participation in a State Bank of India fraud.
Mukesh Chhabra is the talent agent for the “Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story“, which includes over 170 characters. Mehta cast Gujarati theatrical star Pratik Gandhi as the lead Harshad Mehta, and Shreya Dhanwanthary as the opposing lead Sucheta Dalal. Satish Kaushik, Anant Mahadevan, Rajat Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi, K K Raina, and Lalit Parimoo were cast in crucial parts with the major performers in the series, “Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story”.