After the success of 'Scam 1992', Hansal Mehta announces the second season of the Scam franchise - 'The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi'


Applause Entertainment, a venture of the Aditya Birla Group led by media veteran Sameer Nair is known for bringing unique and compelling premium content to audiences, which has received appreciation from audiences and critics alike. Amongst the multiple shows that they launched last year in the Indian streaming space, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story which is currently streaming on SonyLIV, witnessed immense love and fanfare, unlike any other show, has to date.

It left audiences thoroughly entertained and speculating as to what the next season could entail. All that speculation is now being put to rest as Applause Entertainment has officially announced that the second season of this popular franchise will feature the story of the 2003 Stamp Paper Scam by Abdul Karim Telgi. Tentatively titled ‘Scam 2003: The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi’, the show will be adapted from the Hindi book ‘Reporter ki Diary’ authored by journalist/news reporter Sanjay Singh, who is credited with breaking the story of the scam back in the time. 

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The series promises to be an intriguing watch as it will capture the life of Abdul Karim Telgi, born in Khanapur in Karnataka, and his journey to becoming the mastermind behind one of India’s most ingenious scams spread across multiple states which shook the entire country. It is estimated that the scam value was allegedly around Rs. 20,000 crores.

Applause has roped in the talented Kiran Yadnyopavit, known for his contribution to the Marathi film industry, to write and develop the story along with author Sanjay Singh. The series will be helmed by the National award-winning director, Hansal Mehta, who continues to collaborate with the franchise after the stupendous success of Scam 1992. 

‘Scam 2003: The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi’, is being produced by Applause Entertainment in association with StudioNEXT. The riveting series will be hitting the shoot floor later this year and stream exclusively on SonyLIV.