Following the success of ‘Scoop’, Netflix and Hansal Mehta on Monday introduced a multi-year partnership the place the filmmaker will create a number of sequence for the streamer within the coming years. The Netflix sequence, impressed by journalist Jigna Vora’s memoir ‘Behind the Bars In Byculla: My Days in Jail’, has emerged as one of the vital critically acclaimed reveals this yr. Mehta, additionally identified for movies similar to ‘Aligarh’ and ‘Shahid’, in addition to the sequence ‘Rip-off 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’, stated that he’s pleased to take his partnership with Netflix ahead.
“As a filmmaker, the thought of creating various and dynamic tales always retains me on my toes. What excites me about this partnership with Netflix, which is residence to a few of the most interesting expertise, is the potential for my work to achieve viewers internationally. As was the case with ‘Scoop’, Netflix is engaged within the artistic course of proper from scripting, all the way in which to advertising and distribution which is crucial for the success of any artistic collaboration. This long-term partnership with them is simply going to empower me to dive into quite a lot of undiscovered tales,” the Nationwide Award-winning director stated in a press release.
Monika Shergill, vp – content material, Netflix India, described Mehta as ‘a grasp of his craft’ who has an eye fixed for recognizing tales which have a broad attraction. “Being a nuanced storyteller, he is ready to inform these tales like no different. ‘Scoop’ marks one more success for our sequence line-up this yr, and with this partnership we stay up for by no means earlier than seen tales that audiences will love, Shergill added.
The primary season of ‘Scoop’ follows Jagruti Pathak (Karishma Tanna), a star crime reporter at a Mumbai newspaper who makes headlines after she is accused of her rival Jaideb Sen’s (Prosenjit Chatterjee) homicide. The sequence is predicated on the real-life story of journalist Jigna Vora, who frolicked in jail on prices of homicide, however was finally acquitted of all prices.