New Delhi: Screenwriter Karan Beas says the biggest challenge when writing dialogues for ‘Scam 1992: Harshad Mehta’s Story’ was to identify each character individually. Bass said, ‘The biggest challenge when writing the dialogue for the show was if I am not mistaken it has over 300 speech characters. The challenge was that they all spoke differently to each other.
He added, ‘In a way they are all talking about the same thing, but they should not be given similar bids. But it’s a financial drama, so there’s heavy dialogue in most scenes. Despite the very conversation, I wanted to give a spicy touch and present each character separately. For this, Beas tried to distinguish each character’s ‘language, accent and style’ from each other.
Bass, who hails from Ahmedabad, added, ‘Harsha has his own way of saying and explaining things, so Sucheta Dalal is very different and Debashish Basu also explains things very differently and with different things. Similarly, RBI governors are different. So, the biggest challenge and process was to give each character a unique identity and a unique dialogue, so that they stand out individually. “
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta’s series tells the story of one of the biggest financial scandals in the Indian stock market. This financial thriller is based on the book ‘The Scam: Who’s One, Who’s the Hearst, Who’s Gay Out’ by Debashish Basu and Sucheta Dalal.