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Hansal Mehta confirms first collaboration with Netflix for ‘Scoop’

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta announced today that his next project ‘Scoop’ will be streaming on Netflix.

The venture is based on a book called ‘Behind The Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison’, a biographical book by Jigna Vora and the main character is Jagruti Pathak, a crime journalist. Netlix’s logline reads, “Her world comes crashing down ​when she is charged for the heinous murder of a fellow journalist, Jaideb Sen and ends up in a prison cell with those she once reported on. The others charged include a notorious sharpshooter, a nefarious bookie, and the infamous, Chhota Rajan! The truth is quietly buried as she waits out a trial.”

Mehta revealed to Bollywood Hungama, “Reading Jigna Vora’s book – ‘Behind The Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison’ piqued my interest and compelled me to bring this story alive on screen. We’ve already begun filming and I’m excited about this story being my first collaboration with Netflix. Great stories can only benefit from a service that can make it reach a wider set of audiences, Scoop is that kind of a story and with Netflix, we will be able to take it to audiences across the globe. With my co-creator Mrunmayee Lagoo and producers Matchbox Shots, I am seeking to delve deep into a tale of our mediatized times and the human cost of stories that we consume on a daily basis”.