5 Questions With Scam 2003 Creator Hansal Mehta

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Why You Chose The Telgi Scam To Be The Successor Of The Previous Show?

We had a couple of ideas that were there much before the first season was even released. Telgi is one of them. … Kedar Patankar and Kiran Yadnyopavit were working on this idea before Scam 1992 was released.

Between Harshad Mehta And Abdul Karim Telgi, Who is Your Favourite Scammer? 

Both of them are unique. The characters are flawed in their own way. They are lovable in their own way. They are human in their own way. And for me, they are both my babies (the two seasons). How do you compare the two? 

Were There Any Ethical Concerns With Humanising The Character? 

No, I think my intention behind portraying these characters is never to be judgmental. For me, they're neither good nor bad. It's for the audience to decide. I feel that whether it's good, good and bad is a perspective, but a human being is a human being.

Is it Harder To Humanise a Murderer Than to Humanise a Financial Fraud?

Well, it's a good question. I don't know. I think I've tried to humanise, but not justify. To humanise does mean to justify. I've tried to look sensitively at people like that. 

How Did You Find Your Perfect Cast?

Mukesh Chhabra and I have been constant collaborators. We try to find people that fit into the character. We try to find actors that we have not seen or have not been seen for a long time.

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