‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’ wins Dadasaheb Phalke award

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Mumbai: Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, produced by the content studio Applause Entertainment, has won the Best Web Series 2020 at the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2021.

The critically acclaimed show has been winning hearts thanks to its riveting storyline and gripping performances. The series boasts a stellar cast including Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwathary, Hemant Kher, Chirag Vohra, Anjali Barot, Brinda Trivedi, Jay Upadhyay, Sharib Hashmi, Satish Kaushik, Anant Mahadevan, Rajat Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi, KK Raina and Lalit Parimoo and is directed by National award-winning director Hansal Mehta. After receiving accolades from critics and consumers alike, the show has added yet another feather to its hat as it has been awarded the Best Web Series 2020 at the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2021.

The show is based on the book The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away, authored by journalists Sucheta Dalal and Debashish Basu.

Set in early 90’s Bombay, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story captures the meteoric rise and fall of Harshad Mehta- the flamboyant big bull of the stock market. When feisty financial journalist Sucheta Dalal exposed him as the man behind India’s biggest financial scam of the time, it shook the nation.

Applause Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair said: “It is humbling when a respected platform like Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards has identified a show from the house of Applause and bestowed this honour upon it. Scam 1992- The Harshad Mehta Story involves a combination of efforts from the teams Applause Entertainment, StudioNXT, SonyLIV and the entire cast and crew. Our focus has been on telling stories that matter, creating content that defines genres and unshackle promising talent. We are extremely grateful to our audience and the industry for appreciating our efforts. Recognition like this motivates us even more to continue creating content that is path-breaking and memorable.”  

India’s only independent award, established with the aim to celebrate the legacy of Father of Indian Cinema Dadasaheb Phalke, Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards aim to recognize the enlightening, entertaining and progressive new age cinema and new-age content. It furthers the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all the artists who use written and visual language to tell a story.

Applause Entertainment

Applause Entertainment Pvt Ltd is a Content & IP Creation Studio with a focus on films, digital series, television, animation, music and live events. The company focuses and invests in content creation and then partners with varied distribution platforms in an equitable manner to get its creative output to consumers globally. Applause Entertainment is a venture of the Aditya Birla Group – a US $43 billion Indian multinational conglomerate with an extraordinary workforce of over 120,000 employees and operations spanning 36 countries.