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Hansal Mehta directed Scam 1992, starring actor Pratik Gandhi.

Hansal compares Covid-19 in India and Pak, gets an offer of one-way ticket

UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 02:07 PM IST
  • Hansal Mehta got into a spat with a Twitter user who offered to send him a one-way ticket to Karachi, after the director compared the Covid-19 situation in India and Pakistan.
Hansal Mehta earlier cited the example of his 25-year-old son with Down syndrome and questioned the eligibility criteria of the Covid-19 vaccine in India.
Hansal Mehta earlier cited the example of his 25-year-old son with Down syndrome and questioned the eligibility criteria of the Covid-19 vaccine in India.

Hansal blasts Twitter user who accused him of choosing 'politics' over son

PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 09:26 AM IST
  • Hansal Mehta urged a Twitter user, who accused him of prioritising 'politics' over his son's life, to 'do some research' about Down syndrome before trolling him.
Hansal Mehta's 25-year-old son has Down Syndrome.
Hansal Mehta's 25-year-old son has Down Syndrome.

Hansal shares pic of son with Down Syndrome after govt's 'need, not want' remark

UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 09:32 AM IST
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has reacted to the Centre's comment on 'needing, not wanting' the coronavirus vaccine with the example of his 25-year-old son, Pallava.
Kangana Ranaut and Hansal Mehta worked together in Simran.
Kangana Ranaut and Hansal Mehta worked together in Simran.

Kangana reacts after Hansal picks her as 'greatest woman actor' in Indian cinema

UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 07:54 PM IST
  • Hansal Mehta pasted a picture of Kangana Ranaut when a Twitter user asked everyone to name the 'greatest woman actor'.
Akshay Kumar's first look from Ram Setu.
Akshay Kumar's first look from Ram Setu.

Akshay Kumar's Ram Setu look inspires Hansal Mehta to crack a joke

UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 07:19 PM IST
  • Hansal Mehta shared a funny joke on seeing Akshay Kumar's stole in actor's first look from Ram Setu. Hansal also wished all the best to the entire team of Ram Setu.
Hansal Mehta was impressed by the trailer for Thalaivi.
Hansal Mehta was impressed by the trailer for Thalaivi.

Hansal Mehta calls Thalaivi trailer impressive: 'Out and out Kangana show'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 04:02 PM IST
After saying how he doesn't 'give a damn' about Kangana Ranaut's opinion of him, Hansal Mehta took to Twitter to praise the trailer for her film, Thalaivi.
Kangana Ranaut was the lead in Hansal Mehta's Simran.
Kangana Ranaut was the lead in Hansal Mehta's Simran.

Hansal responds to Kangana's tweet about him, says he doesn't 'give a damn'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 01:33 PM IST
  • Hansal Mehta has responded to Kangana Ranaut's tweet about him, and his fellow filmmakers Anubhav Sinha and Sudhir Mishra.
While Pratik Gandhi played Harshad Mehta on Scam 1992. Abhishek Bachchan plays a character inspired by the stock trader in The Big Bull.
While Pratik Gandhi played Harshad Mehta on Scam 1992. Abhishek Bachchan plays a character inspired by the stock trader in The Big Bull.

Hansal Mehta doesn't want 'unfair comparisons' between Big Bull and Scam 1992

PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 02:09 PM IST
  • Hansal Mehta has noticed the comparisons between his show Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story and Abhishek Bachchan's upcoming film, The Big Bull.
Amruta Subhash in a still from Bombay Begums.
Amruta Subhash in a still from Bombay Begums.

After NCPCR's objection to Bombay Begums, Hansal asks 'do they actually work'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 01:22 PM IST
Hansal Mehta has reacted to NCPCR demanding the removal of Bombay Begums from Netflix. The body has objected to the portrayal of children on the show.
Scam season 2 will be based on the life of Abdul Karim Telgi.
Scam season 2 will be based on the life of Abdul Karim Telgi.

Hansal Mehta to return with Scam 2003: The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:10 AM IST
Scam 2003: The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi will be adapted from journalist Sanjay Singh's book Reporter ki Diary, who is credited with breaking the story of the scam back in the time.
Hansal Mehta has reacted to KRK blocking him on Twitter.
Hansal Mehta has reacted to KRK blocking him on Twitter.

Hansal Mehta is in splits after Kamaal R Khan blocks him on Twitter

PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 07:34 PM IST
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has reacted after Kamaal Rashid Khan blocked him on Twitter. Hansal posed a series of laughter emojis.
Hansal Mehta has again called his film Simran a mistake.
Hansal Mehta has again called his film Simran a mistake.

Hansal Mehta jokes about his mistakes: Supporting Hazare and making Simran

PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 02:06 PM IST
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta said that he had once supported Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal but now considers them to be mistakes. Much like his experience of making the 2017 film Simran.
Sonu Sood has said that Bollywood needs to introspect.
Sonu Sood has said that Bollywood needs to introspect.

Sonu Sood takes indirect dig at Kangana Ranaut, says he was ‘bothered’ to see people point fingers at film industry

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 04:46 PM IST
Actor Sonu Sood has said that he was ‘bothered’ to see certain people point fingers at the film industry, but thinks that now is the time for introspection, as Bollywood isn’t quite the family that it would like people to believe it is.
Pratik Gandhi as Harshad Mehta in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.
Pratik Gandhi as Harshad Mehta in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.

Hansal Mehta reveals why Scam 1992 did not win any trophies at Filmfare OTT Awards 2020

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 09:55 PM IST
Hansal Mehta clarified that his show, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, was not snubbed at the recent Filmfare OTT Awards 2020. He said that it released much after the cutoff date for this year’s awards.
After making his directorial debut with Dil Bechara earlier this year, Mukesh Chhabra says he has no plans to direct immediately.
After making his directorial debut with Dil Bechara earlier this year, Mukesh Chhabra says he has no plans to direct immediately.

Mukesh Chhabra on the tough year that 2020 was: ‘Lockdown happened, then Sushant happened, Dil Bechara released’

By Sweta Kaushal
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 07:22 AM IST
Casting director and filmmaker opens up on surviving the turbulent year that was 2020, losing his close friend Sushant Singh Rajput, and his debut film Dil Bechara.
Kangana Ranaut and Krish were involved in a spat over Manikarnika.
Kangana Ranaut and Krish were involved in a spat over Manikarnika.

Manikarnika co-director Krish challenges Kangana Ranaut ‘one last time’, says ‘I feared I’ll remain unknown to the world’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Manikarnika co-director Krish has spoken about the controversy surrounding his ouster from the film ‘one last time’.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta directed Chhalaang and the web show Scam 1992
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta directed Chhalaang and the web show Scam 1992

Hansal Mehta: I try not to find a niche and stick to that

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 01:48 PM IST
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta says he ‘likes change’, which is why he never stuck to any one genre throughout his career.
Amitabh Bachchan asked a question related to Hansal Mehta and Sanjay Leela Bhansali in KBC 12.
Amitabh Bachchan asked a question related to Hansal Mehta and Sanjay Leela Bhansali in KBC 12.

Amitabh Bachchan asks a question on Hansal Mehta in KBC 12, here’s the filmmaker’s reaction

PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:28 AM IST
Hansal Mehta was happy to see his name feature in Amitabh Bachchan’s KBC 12. The director shared a screenshot on Twitter.
Actors Kangana Ranaut and Diljit Dosanjh had a heated exchange of words on social media on Thursday.
Actors Kangana Ranaut and Diljit Dosanjh had a heated exchange of words on social media on Thursday.

Diljit Dosanjh vs Kangana Ranaut: Is vitriolic exchange between celebs leading to never before seen social media toxicity?

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 06:30 PM IST
The war of words between actors Diljit Dosanjh and Kangana Ranaut continue— did it take social media toxicity to another level, also considering they are both influencers as well? We talk to some prominent members of the film industry to understand their take on this.
Nikhil Dwivedi in a still from Scam 1992.
Nikhil Dwivedi in a still from Scam 1992.

Nikhil Dwivedi tests positive for Covid-19, is isolating at home

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 09:03 PM IST
Actor-producer Nikhil Dwivedi has tested positive for the coronavirus, and is isolating at home. His wife tested negative, and is fine.
Anubhav Sinha and Hansal Mehta revealed their first salaries.
Anubhav Sinha and Hansal Mehta revealed their first salaries.

Anubhav Sinha reveals his first salary was Rs 80, Hansal Mehta says his first job was as a salesperson at a clothes shop

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 01:42 PM IST
Filmmakers Anubhav Sinha, Hansal Mehta and Umesh Shukla caught up with a new Twitter trend, Age 21, and revealed their first salaries and at what age they earned them.
Chhalaang movie review: Rajkummar Rao and Nushrratt Bharuccha in a still from the new Hansal Mehta film.
Chhalaang movie review: Rajkummar Rao and Nushrratt Bharuccha in a still from the new Hansal Mehta film.

Chhalaang movie review: Rajkummar Rao and Hansal Mehta cross the Luv Ranjan hurdle with flying colours

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 11:59 PM IST
Chhalaang movie review: It took the finest actor-director pair in contemporary Hindi cinema -- Rajkummar Rao and Hansal Mehta -- to overcome the Luv Ranjan barrier, and they did it with flying colours.
Asif Basra was found dead in a private complex in Dharamshala.
Asif Basra was found dead in a private complex in Dharamshala.

Asif Basra found dead: Manoj Bajpayee, Anushka Sharma, Kareena Kapoor lead Bollywood in paying tribute

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Filmmakers Hansal Mehta and Onir, and actors Manoj Bajpayee and Danish Hussain were among those from the film industry who offered condolences at the death of actor Asif Basra on Thursday.
Nushrratt Bharuccha will now be seen in Chhalaang.
Nushrratt Bharuccha will now be seen in Chhalaang.

Nushrratt Bharuccha shares the moment Chhalaang director Hansal Mehta screamed at her: ‘I kept fumbling and messing up’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ruchi Kaushal
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 06:46 AM IST
Nushrratt Bharuccha said she kept fumbling and messing up a scene on the first day of shoot as she tried to say a Haryanvi dialogue in front of all her senior co-stars on the sets of Chhalaang.
Hansal and Manoj have worked together on three films, including Aligarh.
Hansal and Manoj have worked together on three films, including Aligarh.

Hansal Mehta reveals why he did not talk to Manoj Bajpayee for 6 years

UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta shares how he fought with Manoj Bajpayee, did not talk to him for years, before eventually realising the futility of the bitterness.
Hansal Mehta said he does not regret making Simran but called it a painful memory.
Hansal Mehta said he does not regret making Simran but called it a painful memory.

Hansal Mehta on Kangana Ranaut, Simran: ‘She took charge of the set, began directing other actors’

PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 04:54 PM IST
Hansal Mehta has finally opened up and talked in detail about working on Simran and his equation with Kangana Ranaut.
Pratik Gandhi in a still from Scam 1992.
Pratik Gandhi in a still from Scam 1992.

Hansal Mehta fact-checks report calling Scam 1992 number 1 show on IMDb, says ‘This news is statistically inaccurate’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 01:28 PM IST
Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story is not the number one show on IMDb, director Hansal Mehta has clarified. It is, in fact, at the number 21 spot currently.
Rajkummar Rao and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub in a still from the Chhalaang trailer.
Rajkummar Rao and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub in a still from the Chhalaang trailer.

Chhalaang trailer: Rajkummar Rao, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub lock horns over a PT teacher’s job. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 03:40 PM IST
Chhalaang trailer: Rajkummar Rao and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub play PT teachers vying for the same job in director Hansal Mehta’s new film.
Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story review: With a captivating story and spot-on performances, this is one of the best web series of the year.
Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story review: With a captivating story and spot-on performances, this is one of the best web series of the year.

Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story review: One of 2020’s best web series resurrects the raging bull of Dalal Street

Hindustan Times | By Jyoti Sharma Bawa, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 03:41 PM IST
Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story review: Hansal Mehta digs deep into the India of 80s and 90s to tell us the story of the securities scam that shook up the country. Harshad Mehta’s boom-to-bust story is emblematic of its time, but not limited to it.
Pratik Gandhi as Harshad Mehta in Scam 1992 the Harshad Mehta Story.
Pratik Gandhi as Harshad Mehta in Scam 1992 the Harshad Mehta Story.

Hansal Mehta’s Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story to release on Oct 9

PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 12:38 PM IST
Almost a month after sharing the teaser, Hansal Mehta has now revealed the release date for his first directorial venture on a web platform. Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story will release on Sony Liv on October 9.
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