The teaser of Scam 1992 dropped on Sunday evening, giving a sneak peek into the edginess of the SonyLIV web series. Based on the book The Scam by Debashish Basu and Sucheta Dalal, the series explores the infamous Harshad Mehta scam. Directed by Hansal Mehta, the web series stars Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary and Sharib Hashmi, among others.
Scam 1992 is set in the Bombay of 1980s and 1990s. The teaser begins with a hesitant Sharib telling Shreya, who plays journalist Sucheta Dalal, about a Rs 500-crore fraud. As he reveals the name of stockbroker Harshad Mehta as the offender, we see intercuts of Pratik Gandhi as Mehta.
Stockbroker Harshad Mehta orchestrated the Rs 5,000-crore 1992 securities scandal, which led to the exposure of many loopholes in the functioning of the stock market and banks.