Scam 1992 – Harshad Mehta Story

Scam 1992 – Harshad Mehta Story

Harshad Mehta was the Indian stockbroker who later was named fraudster after he was convicted of committing Scam in 1992. The first one to break the story of this manipulator was journalist Sucheta Dalal in her book named ‘The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away’. Dalal has co-written this book with her friend and later husband Dabashish Basu.

Harshad Mehta early story

The story begins on July 29th, 1954, when Harshad Mehta was born in Rajkot, Gujrat. Mehta belonged to a middle-class family with a textile businessman father and a housewife mother. The family resided in Bombay (now Mumbai) where Mehta took his graduation. Later, the man applied for and resigned from many jobs in the city.

Harshad Mehta movie and web series

The 1992 scam has allured many filmmakers to make movies. The story of Harshad Mehta and Scam 1992 made big news at that time.

  • In 2018, Applause Entertainment announced to launch of a 10 episode web series based on the book ‘The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away’. The web series is now available on SonyLIV.
  • There was a movie adaptation of the Harshad Mehta 1992 scam. The Harshad Mehta movie, The Big Bull starring Abhishek Bachchan was released in 2021.
  • The Harshad Mehta scam was also portrayed in another Hindi Movie named Gafla. The film was premiered in 2006.
  • Another Harshad Mehta web series called, The Bull of Dalal Street, was also premiered in 2020 in Ullu App
  • Besides these, 1992 scam web series and movies can be seen on different platforms portraying the same man, Harshad Mehta, and how he turned into a fraudster.

Harshad Mehta web series Scam 1992 cast

  • Pratik Gandhi as Harshad Mehta
  • Vishesh Bansalas Junior Harshad Mehta
  • Shreya Dhanwanthary as Sucheta Dalal
  • Chirag Vohra as Bhushan Bhatt
  • Anjali Barot as Jyoti Mehta (Harshad’s wife)
  • Hemant Kher as Ashwin Mehta (Harshad’s brother)
  • Ramakant Dayma as Shantilal Mehta (Harshad’s father)
  • Kumkum Das as Rasilaben Mehta (Harshad’s mother)

Watch Scam 1992 trailer here




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