Following the tremendous success of the series ‘Scoop’, renowned filmmaker Hansal Mehta and streaming giant Netflix have announced a multi-year partnership. This collaboration will see Mehta creating multiple series exclusively for Netflix in the coming years. The announcement comes as a result of the critical acclaim received by ‘Scoop’, which is inspired by journalist Jigna Vora’s memoir ‘Behind the Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison’.
An Exciting Venture for Hansal Mehta
Hansal Mehta, celebrated for his remarkable films like ‘Aligarh’ and ‘Shahid,’ as well as the hit series ‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story,’ expressed his enthusiasm for extending his partnership with Netflix. As a filmmaker, Mehta thrives on the idea of creating diverse and dynamic stories that captivate audiences worldwide. He acknowledges Netflix’s role in the creative process, from scripting to marketing and distribution, which plays a crucial part in the success of any collaborative endeavor. Mehta looks forward to exploring a multitude of undiscovered stories through this long-term partnership, empowered by Netflix’s support.
Netflix Recognizes Mehta’s Talent
Monika Shergill, Vice President – Content, Netflix India, lauds Hansal Mehta as a master of his craft, possessing a unique ability to identify stories with broad appeal. She emphasizes his talent as a nuanced storyteller, capable of captivating audiences like no other. ‘Scoop’ adds yet another triumph to Netflix’s series lineup this year, and with this extended partnership, both Mehta and Netflix are excited to present audiences with never-before-seen stories that are sure to be loved.
The Success of ‘Scoop’
The first season of ‘Scoop’ follows the journey of Jagruti Pathak (portrayed by Karishma Tanna), a renowned crime reporter working for a Mumbai newspaper. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her rival, Jaideb Sen (played by Prosenjit Chatterjee). ‘Scoop’ has garnered significant praise, contributing to the series’ triumphs in Netflix’s lineup.
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