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Scam 2003: The Telgi Story

September 1, 2023


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Abdul Karim Telgi
Suryapratap Gehlot
Durgesh Bharade
Fahim Sheikh
Bar dancer Parveen
Kaushal Jhaveri
Jayant Karmarkar aka JK
Advocate Ganesh Kamble
Pramod Jaisingh
Garima Talpade
Inspector Madhukar Dombe
Guy in Bar opposite telgi


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Scam 2003: The Telgi Story Details

Also known as: Scam 2003
Based on: Sanjay Singh's Telgi Scam: Reporter's ki Diary
Season: 1
Episodes: 5
Status: released
Aired on: September 1, 2023
Country: India
Original Language: Hindi


It follows the real-life story of Abdul Karim Telgi who was involved in the 2003 stamp paper counterfeiting scandal worth of INR 30,000 crores.

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Scam 2003: The Telgi Story Episodes

Scam 2003: The Telgi Story S1, Episode 1: Paisa Kamaya Nahin Banaya Jata Hain

Fri, Sep 1, 2023
Fruit-seller from Khanapur, Abdul Karim Telgi lands a job opportunity in Bombay where he meets his to be wife. Nine years later, he is arrested for forgery. In jail, he meets Kaushal Jhaveri and joins his gum wash operation. Finding the gum wash business un-scalable, Abdul comes up with the idea to pivot into the world of stamp papers.

Scam 2003: The Telgi Story S1, Episode 2: Choomantar

Fri, Sep 1, 2023
Abdul successfully begins to rob official stamp papers from trains. But to sell them in bulk he needs a license. Against Kaushal's wishes, he uses political connections to acquire a license from Old Custom House, but fails. Matters get worse when Kaushal, feeling betrayed, leaves Abdul's side.

Scam 2003: The Telgi Story S1, Episode 3: Khota Sikka

Fri, Sep 1, 2023
Abdul manages to acquire a license via political contacts. However, he soon turns his back on the minister that helped him by allying with the new party in power. This doesn't go down well for him and he ends up not only losing his license but also back in jail, where he meets a mechanic from Nashik, JK. Once out of jail, he is introduced to the source of stamp papers - the Nashik Security Press.

Scam 2003: The Telgi Story S1, Episode 4: Mubarak Ho Aapko Stamp Paper Hua Hain

Fri, Sep 1, 2023
Abdul identifies that the way to get the management of Nashik Press on his side is to facilitate the promotion of their top bureaucrat from Deputy GM to GM. Once done, he gets original machines, dyes and papers from the press and starts printing stamp papers. He expands his business and makes connections in not just Maharashtra but also Karnataka. However, he soon learns that for his business to truly flourish he must wipe out his biggest competitor.

Scam 2003: The Telgi Story S1, Episode 5: I Love You

Fri, Sep 1, 2023
By manipulating the shutdown of the press and the supply chain of the Old Custom House, Abdul monopolizes the stamp market. It not only makes him successful but also plants the seed of extreme anxiety and rage. His steep rise having caught the attention of many, he makes hay by befriending every new and bigger power in the state. Drunk on success, he makes his first fatal flaw which will be the beginning of his end.

About Scam 2003: The Telgi Story

  • Scam 2003: The Telgi Story is a Hindi biographical financial thriller streaming television series based on the 2003 India Stamp Paper Counterfeiting committed by Abdul Karim Telgi, the series is inspired from Sanjay Singh’s Book Telgi Scam: Reporter’s ki Diary. it is the second installment in Scam franchise followed by Scam 1992.The series was first officially announced on March 24, 2022, by SonyLIV and Applause Entertainment.The series was officially commenced filming from April 2022 onwards.On 25 May 2022, SonyLIV first announced the series officially in their YouTube channel. The teaser with a release date was announced on 4 August 2023.Scam 2003: The Telgi Story is scheduled for release on 2 September 2023 via SonyLIV.
  • LitigationIn December 2022, Mumbai Court refused to halt the publication of the web series plead by the Sana Irfan Talikoti, Telgi daughter who filed a lawsuit in order to get a restraining order against the web series’ release. Sana has requested an injunction to prevent its distribution, arguing that the project’s makers did not have the family’s approval before moving forward. Applause Entertainment Pvt Ltd, its director Hansal Mehta, general manager Prasoon Garg, and Sony Liv were all named defendants in the lawsuit.Sana claims in her lawsuit that the series is based on a book that contained factual errors. She asserted that the web series infringed the family’s rights to secrecy, decency, and respect.



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