Hansal Mehta proteges Pratik Gandhi, Karishma Tanna and Gagan Dev Riar thank mentor

Pratik Gandhi, Gagan Dev Riar and Karishma Tanna with Hansal Mehta. Photo: Raindrop Media

Hansal Mehta, whose cinematic world has earned him the moniker #Mehtaverse has been thanked by three of his recent protagonists, Pratik Gandhi, Karishma Tanna and Gagan Dev Riar. Mehta’s daring narrative choices in series like Scam 1992, Scoop and Scam 2003 have all been inspired casting decisions.

Expressing gratitude, Pratik credits Mehta for giving a leap to his career. He says, “Indebted for life for giving me the career-defining opportunity and endless hope to many artistes waiting for that one big break. Love and respect @hansalmehta.” The show was out in 2020.

Their collaboration is a departure from the tried-and-tested, epitomizing the core of the MehtaVerse — a realm of audacious storytelling and transformative partnerships. An upcoming show, a biopic on Gandhi, helmed by Mehta, goes on floors soon.

Scoop star Karishma Tanna shared an emotional note: “Tears of joy fill my eyes as I see myself on the cover of Filmfare, a moment that feels surreal… I don’t know how to thank you anymore but still Thanku.”

Gagan Dev Riar, who stunned everyone with his terrific turn as Abdul Karim Telgi in Scam 2003, added, “I have not won a Filmfare yet but it is an honor to be on this prestigious cover page. Eternally thankful to @hansalmehta sir for making me a part of this gifted unit. Couldn’t have had a better ending to the year that gave me #Scam2003 and so many other reasons to celebrate the performer in me. Congratulations to the wonderful @pratikgandhiofficial and thank you @karishmaktanna for helping us find our best poses!”

Hansal’s web outings have won him popularity while his films, even acclaimed ones like Shahid or Aligarh have had to be content only with critical acclaim.



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