Actors Karishma Tanna, Prosenjit Chatterjee, and Harman Baweja are back in action in this Hansal Mehta directorial.
Stills from the upcoming film Scoop
Last Updated: 06.39 AM, May 15, 2023
What happens when a journalist of a leading news publication gets in touch with a gangster to knock down his fellow colleague? This is the core plotline of the upcoming series Scoop which carefully portrays the nexus of the police, the underworld, and the media.
The trailer, which has been released today, throws light on how gangster Chhota Rajan and his team twisted the lifeline of an eminent journalist Jagruti Pathak and her publication – just for merely publishing articles against the gangster’s interests. Will Jagruti be able to fight back and win the Court case which accuses her of killing her fellow colleague? Or will Jagruti fall prey to gangsters’ evil motives? Well, the mystery will be solved in the upcoming month.
Inspired by real events and Jigna Vora’s memoir, Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison - the series is produced by Matchbox Shots and created by Hansal Mehta and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul. The drama series is set to premiere on Netflix on June 2, 2023. Scoop marks Hansal Mehta and Netflix’s maiden partnership.
Speaking about what goes behind the making of Scoop, director and co-creator Hansal Mehta said, "As a filmmaker, my intention is to always tell stories that go beyond a weekend. In Scoop, I found that: a story that speaks urgently to our post truth times. Collaborating with someone as gifted as Mrunmayee brought in a sensibility that deeply enriched the show. The producers nurtured our deep dive into the personal and professional world of Jagruti Pathak, allowing our vision to blossom. Season one is just the beginning. I hope to keep exploring the story-rich world of media even further.”
Adding to this, Monika Shergill, Vice President - Content - Netflix India said, “Scoop brings to life the high stakes world of crime reporting through a dynamic and driven journalist, Jagruti Pathak. Inspired by real events, it's a powerful, untold story of the unexpected cost of ambition that can make a victim out of a winner in a second. Scoop with its powerhouse performances and drama will be a defining series for all audiences in India.”
Producer Sarita Patil adds, “After the success of Monica, O My Darling, Scoop will be our first series and we are excited to bring our best work to the service. We believe in the power of storytelling to inspire and move audiences. We are confident that Scoop will capture the hearts and minds of viewers around the world.”