SonyLIV has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming Scam 2003: The Telgi Story, a follow-up to the hit series Scam 2003: The Harshad Mehta Story. The new season tells the story of Abdul Karim Telgi, described as the man behind India’s biggest stamp paper scam, worth Rs 30,000 crore.
The trailer opens with voiceovers of different characters talking about the elusive Telgi, who is alternatively described as a ‘snake’ and very ‘smart’. Telgi himself gets a hero’s introduction, and is given a series of quotable lines, such as, “Jaise aap kayde ki bhasha samajhte ho, waise main fayde ki bhasha samajhta hoon (You understand the language of the law, I understand the language of profit).”
Watch the Scam 2003 trailer here:
The series serves as a grand introduction for actor Gagan Dev Riar, who gets plenty of scene-stealing moments in the trailer. While the first season was spearheaded by Hansal Mehta, Scam 2003 has been directed by Tushar Hiranandani. Portions of the trailer, which tease how Telgi forged stamp papers, might remind audiences of Raj & DK’s recent Prime Video show Farzi, starring Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Sethupathi. The trailer ends with the familiar beats of the Scam theme, composed by Achint Thakkar.
The first season, co-directed by Hansal and his son Jai, catapulted Pratik Gandhi to overnight stardom. The actor-director duo will reunite for a new series about the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Hansal has had quite a busy few years after his career found a new lease on life with Scam. He directed the film Faraaz, and then the Netflix crime drama Scoop, starring Karishma Tanna.
Scam 2003: The Telgi Story will be released on SonyLIV on September 1.