Gagan Dev Riar in the poster for 'Scam 2003: The Telgi Story'
Gagan Dev Riar in the poster for 'Scam 2003: The Telgi Story' Image Credit: Supplied

Veteran theatre artist Gagan Dev Riar has been roped in to play the role of Abdul Karim Telgi in the second season of ‘Scam’, the makers announced on Tuesday.

After the success of ‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’, Applause Entertainment is coming out with ‘Scam 2003: The Telgi Story’.

In the first season, actor Pratik Gandhi had aced the role of Harshad Mehta, the ‘Big Bull’ of Dalal Street.

The second season in the ‘Scam’ series chronicles the life of Abdul Karim Telgi, a fruit seller born in Khanapur in Karnataka, and his journey to becoming the mastermind behind one of the most ingenious scams in India. The scam, spread across multiple states, shook the entire country

‘Scam 2003’ is adapted from the Hindi book ‘Reporter Ki Diary’, authored by journalist Sanjay Singh, who broke the scam back at the time. The series will be helmed by National Award-winning director Hansal Mehta and Tushar Hiranandani. Casted by Mukesh Chhabra, the series is currently filming and will soon stream on SonyLIV.

‘Scam 2003: The Telgi Story’ is produced by Applause Entertainment in association with StudioNEXT.