Scam 2003 The Telgi Story: After the grand success of the Harshad Mehta story, ‘Scam 1992,’ Sony Entertainment is back with another tale of Abdul Karim Telgi in ‘Scam 2003 The Telgi Story.’ Just like its predecessor, the series aims at conquering the entire OTT entertainment.
Scam 2003 The Telgi Story hits Sony Liv
The latest web series featuring the renowned story of Abdul Karim Telgi has made its way to OTT. Stories that revolve around concepts like turning one’s fortune upside down, or defeating the system always tend to draw a lot of attention. Scam 2003 delivers such a gripping true story of Abdul Karim Telgi, who was the mastermind behind one of the biggest counterfeiting scams in India. Telgi was able to build a staggering Rs. 30000 crore empire by selling fake stamp papers in bulk to financial institutions like banks, stock brokerage companies, and insurance companies. He hired around 300 agents for this task and spread the business pan-India.
Telgi wasn’t born with a mind to scam people. He had very humble beginnings. He lost his father at a tender age and was forced to sell fruits and vegetables in trains to fund his education. Later, he left for Saudi Arabia as a new opportunity knocked on his door. After seven years upon his return was born the kingpin of the biggest counterfeiting scam.
Gagan Dev Riar’s outstanding portrayal of Abdul Karim Telgi
The infamous character of Abdul Karim Telgi is played by Gagan Dev Riar in the series. His performance is being loved by the fans. Telgi played by Gagan looks like a common man with an ingenious dormant mind behind his casual outward appearance. The man invents new schemes to make money with each passing minute. His dialogue, “Paisa kamana nahi hai, banana hai (I don’t plan to earn money, but make it),” and the way he executes it has become a trademark of his personality.