New Delhi Recently a web series ‘Scam 1992’ based on the life of Harshad Mehta has been published. There is a lot of discussion about this series. Let me tell you that this series is about the Indian stock market scandal led by Harshad Mehta. People want to know about Pratik Gandhi and Anjali Barot who played the roles of Harshad Mehta and Jyoti Mehta in the film.
Preetik Gandhi, who played the role of Harshad Mehta on screen, looks exactly like Hushhad Mehta. Now you must be wondering who is the symbol of Gandhi? Let me tell you, Pratik Gandhi mainly works in Gujarati theater and cinema.
He has acted in plays like ‘Do Year’, ‘Rang Side’, ‘My Chandrakant Bakshi’, ‘Mohan Ka Masala’ and ‘Mere Piya Gai Rangun’. ‘Scandal 1992’ has made him an overnight star. After the hit ‘Scandal 1992’, we talked about her role with Preetik Gandhi and Anjali.
How did you get the job done in this series?
I auditioned for this series. Hansal Mehta, the director of this series, saw two or four pictures of me. He also saw my theater work. When Hansal Sir found out that I had also auditioned for this series, he decided that he would now hire me for this series. They didn’t even see my audition. He just sees how ready I am for this role.
The scenes that were auditioned are not from the series. These scenes were cut while working on the script. I did seven or eight face tests. After the series final, I thought I had gained weight. Then about a month and a half later my look was tested. A year after the first meeting we started shooting.
How much weight have you gained for this series?
For this series, I have increased my weight by 18 kg. Earlier I weighed 71 kg and gained 89 kg during the series.
To me, it was more fun than bringing Harshad Mehta to the screen, because the image of Harshad Mehta is very negative all over the world. There are many theories about this person in the human mind. Lots have been written, read and heard about this person. I tried to bring this character to the screen by any means.
In the web series, we also spoke with actress Anjali Barot as Harsh’s wife Jyoti Mehta. Here are excerpts from his conversation:
Was the series expected to be so successful?
When I worked on this series I never thought it would be so famous. Yes, I knew it would be a good movie if I joined Hansal Sir and his team. I was confident that I could proudly say that I was a part of this series. Although, I never dreamed that people would love me so much and make me so famous.
What was the experience like working with Hansal Mehta?
I have always been a fan of his work. He is one of the best directors. The 500-page script was not easy to draw and keep such a clear vision. Enjoyed working with him.
Jyoti’s screenplay was very different from other characters, as this is the first time he is playing a real character.
I tell you that Anjali Barot always knew that she wanted to be an actress. He wanted to come in front of the camera. Her dream came true with the release of ‘Samp 1992’.