Karishma Tanna to play the role of journalist Jigna Vora in Hansal Mehta’s web series ‘Scoop’ – Exclusive – Times of India

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is all set to make his digital debut with a web series titled ‘Scoop‘. The series is inspired by the biographical book from Jigna Vora, ‘Behind The Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison’. ETimes has learnt that actress Karishma Tanna, who was last seen in MX Player’s web series ‘Bullets’, will step into her shoes for the series.

A source informs, “Karishma Tanna is playing Jigna in the series and the shooting for the character drama has already begun. Karishma who has been on a break for her wedding will soon join the shoot.”

Inspired by the book written by Jigna Vora, ‘Scoop’ is a character drama that traces the journey of Jagruti Pathak, an ambitious crime journalist. Her world comes crashing down when she is charged for the heinous murder of a fellow journalist, Jaideb Sen and ends up in a prison cell with those she once reported on. The others charged include a notorious sharp shooter, a nefarious bookie and the infamous, Chhota Rajan! The truth is quietly buried as she waits out a trial.

Speaking about the series, Hansal Mehta said, “Reading Jigna Vora’s book – ‘Behind The Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison’ piqued my interest and compelled me to bring this story alive on screen. We’ve already begun filming and I’m excited about this story being my first collaboration with Netflix. Great stories can only benefit from a service that can make it reach a wider set of audience, ‘Scoop’ is that kind of a story and with Netflix, we will be able to take it to audiences across the globe. With my co-creator Mrunmayee Lagoo and producers Matchbox Shots, I am seeking to delve deep into a tale of our mediatised times and the human cost of stories that we consume on a daily basis.”

Sharing his thoughts on ‘Scoop’, the producer at Matchbox Shots, Sanjay Routray said, “For a tale with such a gut-wrenching narrative, only a mastermind like Hansal Mehta would be able to do complete justice. He’s a natural when it comes to bringing such hard-hitting, real-life stories to life.”


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