The user tweeted the rumor phrasing, ‘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.’ As a reply to this, Varun not only denied the fact but also appreciated Pratik Gandhi and praised his work in the series saying, “Really not true I think the only choice for this show can be #pratikgandhi absolutely brilliant he is. big fan #scam 1992.”
— VarunDhawan (@Varun_dvn) November 24, 2020
Earlier, even Hansal Mehta had put a rumor down about the series. He cross-checked a report that claimed Scam 1992 is the top-rated television program on IMDb. In reply to the tweet, he wrote, “Not exactly true. We are around number 21. This news is statistically inaccurate.” With a 9.0 rating, Scam 1992 is indeed at the number 21 spot on IMDb’s list of the top 250 shows.”
The show received mixed views and has been acclaimed by critics. The show was a hit among the fans who thoroughly enjoyed this crime drama. The Hindustan Times review read, “While he (Pratik) hardly resembles Harshad Mehta physically, he channels the charm and conviction, and is never more captivating than when he lets hubris take over. ‘My biggest crime is that I am Harshad Mehta,’ he says even when the chips are down and the central agencies were on his scent.”
Set in the 1980s and 90’s Bombay, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story follows the life of Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker who took the stock market to dizzying heights and his catastrophic downfall. It also stars Shreya Dhanwanthary and Satish Kaushik, among others.