Varun Dhawan has denied rumours of him being approached for Hansal Mehta's ZEE5 original show Scam 1992 before Pratik Gandhi for the lead role. Fact-checking a Twitter user, Varun said Pratik Gandhi was the best choice to play Harshad Mehta.
The original tweet read, 'Did you know? #VarunDhawan was the first choice to play the iconic role of #HarshadMehta in Scam 1992. Later director Hansal Mehta suggested #PratikGandhi and the rest is history.' Correcting the user Varun said, "Really not true I think the only choice for this show can be #pratikgandhi absolutely brilliant he is. big fan #scam 1992."
Hansal Mehta On A Rumour About Scam 1992
The hit show has many rumours flying around. The filmmaker Hansal Mehta had shot down a report stating that Scam 1992 is the top-rated television programme on IMDb. Responding to the report, Mehta wrote in a tweet, "Not exactly true. We are around number 21. This news is statistically inaccurate." With a 9.0 rating, Scam 1992 is indeed at number 21 on IMDb's list of top 250 shows.
Varun Dhawan Also Praised Pratik Gandhi's Performance
Set in 1980's and 90's Bombay, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story follows the rise and fall of stock broker Harshad Mehta, who was known as the Big Bull for the bull run of the stock market in 1991. It later ended in a massive crash and caused many to lose their hard-earned money and some even lost their lives.
The web series is based on the book The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away, written by Sucheta Dalal and Debashis Basu. Scam 1992 also stars Shreya Dhanwanthary and Satish Kaushik, among others.
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