Karishma Tanna to try out for the role of journalist Jigna Vora in Hansal Mehta’s “Scoop”?

Bollywood filmmaker Hansal Mehta announced on Tuesday that he is ready to collaborate with Netflix for the upcoming web series “Scoop”.

The series is inspired by journalist Jigna Vora’s biographical book “Behind The Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison”. Filming for the series has recently begun, under production company Matchbox Shots.

According to an article in ETimes, actress Karishma Tanna, who recently married, will play the role of Vora in the series.

Karishma also shared a photo on her Instagram Story in which she can be seen holding the script. Along with the photo, she wrote, “Back to work.”

Meanwhile, earlier today, Mehta tweeted, “Fresh off the press and streaming soon on Netflix, introducing you, Scoop.”

Take a look at his tweet here:

According to Netflix, “Scoop” is a character drama that traces the journey of Jagruti Pathak, an ambitious crime reporter.

“Her world crumbles when she is framed for the heinous murder of fellow journalist, Jaideb Sen, and finds herself in a jail cell with those she has previously reported on. Other defendants include a sniper notorious, nefarious and infamous bookie, Chhota Rajan! The truth is quietly buried as she awaits trial,” reads the official logline.

Mehta, known for directing acclaimed projects like ‘Scam 1992’, ‘Shahid’ and ‘Aligarh’, said reading Vora’s book made him ‘compelled’ to bring the story to life on screen .

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Posted: Tuesday 08 February 2022, 14:33 IST