Scam 1992 based on the life of 1990s superstar-scamster Harshad Mehta has become a huge hit. But did you know Varun Dhawan was supposed to play Harshad Mehta in a film to be produced by Paresh Rawal?
According to a reported published in an entertainment daily, Varun was all set to play Harshad Mehta by Paresh. But the script for the bio-pic was stuck. They finally had to scrap the idea.
Later Sameer Nair and Applause Entertainment acquired the rights to make a web series on Harshad Mehta. Well, rest is history now. Pratik Gandhi is now a household name.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta was quoted as saying, “I’m aware that Harshad Mehta’s story has had long journey to the screen. Hota hai. Every story has its own destiny. I had to face a lot of resistance while casting Pratik Gandhi. Many big names were suggested. But I wanted Pratik. Then I was advised to do some padding in the casting. But I refused to cast known faces even in supporting roles. I now feel one of the reasons why Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story worked so well was the relatively unknown faces on screen. They all looked like the characters they were playing.”
The show has been a huge hit and the audiences are loving it for its gripping performances from Pratik Gandhi and Shreya Dhanwanthary.