Hansal Mehta: News

Hansal Mehta began his career as a director in the ‘90s and he was a good filmmaker in the early stages of his career. It was, however, only after he decided to take a sabbatical and experience life that he became a great one. Mehta was born on April 29, 1968, in Mumbai. He did his schooling at Rose Manor International School. He graduated from Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Technology, Pune. After graduation, he worked in Fiji before returning to India in the early ‘90s. In 1993, he made his debut as a director on television with the cookery show ‘Khana Khazana.’ Mehta continued making shows for television throughout the later part of the ‘90s before making his feature film debut in 2000. His first film was the Manoj Bajpayee starrer ‘Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!!,’ which attracted praises for its portrayal of the fringes of Mumbai. After ‘Chhal’ in 2002, Mehta hit a snag and decided to take a sabbatical in 2008. He returned to filmmaking with ‘Shahid’ in 2012. The film won him the National Award for Best Director. His next film ‘City Lights’ (2014) was a favorite in various film festivals in India and abroad. He continued to make waves as a filmmaker with films such as ‘Aligarh’ (2015), ‘Omerta’ (2017), etc.

16 May 2024

Harshad Mehta

Hansal Mehta announces 'Scam 2010: The Subrata Roy Saga'

Acclaimed director Hansal Mehta has unveiled the third installment of his successful Scam series, titled, Scam 2010: The Subrata Roy Saga.

02 May 2024

Harry Potter

'Harry Potter' star Tom Felton joins Hansal Mehta's 'Gandhi'

From the grounds of Hogwarts to the lands of India.

Pratik Gandhi is 'thrilled' after wife Bhamini Oza joins 'Gandhi'

Hansal Mehta's upcoming Mahatma Gandhi biopic—titled Gandhi—by Applause Entertainment has elevated excitement levels by recently casting Bhamini Oza in a pivotal role.

Bhamini Oza joins husband-actor Pratik Gandhi in Hansal Mehta's 'Gandhi'

An exciting piece of news is coming from the sets of Hansal Mehta's upcoming series, Gandhi.

30 Mar 2024

Kareena Kapoor Khan

Kareena Kapoor Khan's 'The Buckingham Murders' might release in August

Kareena Kapoor Khan is currently basking in the success of her recently released Crew, which has taken the box office by storm with its impressive opening day collections.

20 Feb 2024

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan to Manoj Bajpayee: Industry's tribute to Rituraj Singh

Renowned Indian television and film actor Rituraj Singh passed away at the age of 59 on Tuesday at 12:30am, following a cardiac arrest. He was battling pancreas-related health issues and was also recently admitted to a hospital.

'Gandhi': Hansal Mehta's directorial starring Pratik Gandhi is filming now

Applause Entertainment has kicked off the filming of its eagerly awaited biopic series, Gandhi, in Gujarat.

13 Dec 2023

Alia Bhatt

Hansal Mehta to cast Alia Bhatt for journalist's biopic: Report

Alia Bhatt, acclaimed for her diverse roles in films like Raazi and Gangubai Kathiawadi, is reportedly in talks with director Hansal Mehta for a biopic on a renowned journalist.

11 Dec 2023


'The Archies' to 'Scoop': Looking at Netflix's top 2023 releases

The year 2023 has seen some of the biggest and most exciting releases both in the theaters and on OTT.

03 Nov 2023

OTT releases

'Scam 2003' review: Gagan Dev Riar owns Volume II, too

The second volume of Scam 2003: The Telgi Story is now available on Sony LIV. Starring Gagan Dev Riar as Abdul Karim Telgi, the series is about the Rs. 30,000cr stamp paper scam that rocked the nation.

01 Nov 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: Just building six-pack body isn't acting, says Mukesh Tiwari

Mukesh Tiwari created a mark with his debut performance as Jageera in China Gate. He then gained further recognition as Baccha Yadav and Vasooli Bhai in Gangajal and Golmaal, respectively.

26 Oct 2023

Kareena Kapoor Khan

Jio MAMI 2023: 5 titles to watch out for

All the film fanatics, get ready as Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival is all set to begin on Friday to continue till November 5. The week-long festival, which will kick off in the Mecca of Hindi cinema, has a string of films that will be premiered during the course of the event.

17 Oct 2023


Kareena Kapoor Khan's 'The Buckingham Murders' to open MAMI 2023

Kareena Kapoor Khan is currently basking in the glory of her OTT debut Jaane Jaan.

17 Oct 2023

OTT releases

'Bigg Boss' S17: Jigna Vora keen on reviving her career

Former crime reporter Jigna Vora became a household name after being arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey after interviewing an underworld figure. She spent nine months in Byculla jail before being acquitted of all charges in 2019.

08 Oct 2023

Karishma Tanna

Busan International Film Festival: 'Scoop' wins Best Asian TV Series

Hansal Mehta's Scoop has been crowned the Best Asian TV Series at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)'s Asia Contents Awards & Global OTT Awards.

08 Oct 2023

Pratik Gandhi

Hansal Mehta-Pratik Gandhi to start filming 'Gandhi': Everything to know

Acclaimed filmmaker Hansal Mehta and actor Pratik Gandhi, known for their hit web series Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, are teaming up once again!

17 Sep 2023

Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri being considered for Saroj Khan biopic: Their timeless bond

The biopic of legendary choreographer Saroj Khan, directed by Hansal Mehta, is reportedly in the early stages of development, with casting decisions still being finalized.

02 Sep 2023

OTT releases

OTT releases: Titles for your weekend binge-watching

Wondering what new content to watch over the weekend? If you haven't thought of your weekend watchlist yet, then we bring you a list of some of the many titles that are either getting released or have already been released on various OTT platforms.

01 Sep 2023

Movie Review

#Scam2003Review: A new star is born, Gagan Dev is fantastic

After setting a benchmark with Scam 1992, Hansal Mehta has returned with its sequel, Scam 2003: The Telgi Story.

30 Aug 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: 'Scam 2003' is 70% real, says Gagan Dev Riar

Seasoned theater actor, Gagan Dev Riar, who has been a part of titles such as A Suitable Boy and Sonchiriya, is set to lead Hansal Mehta's upcoming series Scam 2003: The Telgi Story.

29 Aug 2023

OTT releases

All about Gagan Dev Riar, 'Scam 2003's Abdul Karim Telgi

Actor Gagan Dev Riar is all set for his upcoming series Scam 2003: The Telgi Story, directed by Hansal Mehta and Tushar Hiranandani. He will be essaying Abdul Karim Telgi's role, the man who did the infamous stamp paper scam of Rs. 30,000 crore.

26 Aug 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclsuive: Sana Shaikh on how she prepped for 'Scam 2003'

Actor Sana Amin Sheikh is set to make her OTT debut with Hansal Mehta's upcoming series Scam 2003: The Telgi Story.

05 Aug 2023

Abdul Karim Telgi

Who was scamster Abdul Karim Telgi, inspiration behind 'Scam 2003'

Following the phenomenal success of Scam 1992, director Hansal Mehta is set to return soon with the second chapter in his Scam series—Scam 2003: The Telgi Story.

26 Jun 2023


OTT: After 'Scoop,' Hansal Mehta signs multi-year contract with Netflix 

Hansal Mehta is currently the one who has Midas's touch. From back-to-back chart-busting web series to some great films in his filmography, the Omerta director is currently unstoppable.

05 Jun 2023


'Scam 1992,' 'Mirzapur': Most popular Indian web series on IMDb

Indian web series have evolved rapidly with the emergence of streaming services—an undeniably true statement.

02 Jun 2023

OTT releases

Jigna Vora's story: The real tale behind Hansal Mehta's 'Scoop'

After Scam: 1992, Hansal Mehta has returned with another web series that is based on a true story. Released on Netflix, Scoop, starring Karishma Tanna in the lead, is a show about a crime journalist who is accused of killing a fellow reporter.

26 May 2023


Ashish Vidyarthi marries at 60: Celebrities who broke marriage stereotypes

Love knows no boundaries. Also, there is no age for falling in love. In our society, there exists a norm for getting married at a certain age. But there are many celebrities who have proved that love and marriage can happen to you at any age.

15 May 2023

OTT releases

'Scoop' trailer: A crime reporter's relentless crusade for justice

The trailer for Hansal Mehta's upcoming Netflix series Scoop is out!

11 May 2023

OTT releases

When, where to watch Hansal Mehta's 'Scoop' starring Prosenjit Chatterjee

Hansal Mehta is one of the most adept political filmmakers in India and the director is back with a new web series titled Scoop. The project was announced some time back and now the makers have released the teaser and release date of the same.

25 Mar 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: 'Afwaah' actor Zaan Khan all praise for Sudhir Mishra

He calls himself a director's actor and believes that acting is a process of constant learning.

26 Feb 2023

Manoj Bajpayee

Hansal Mehta celebrates 7 years of tragedy-drama film 'Aligarh'

There have been several movies in which actors Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao have portrayed unique characters, but the movie Aligarh was one that struck a chord with the audience.

21 Feb 2023


Why did Bangladesh ban Hansal Mehta's 'Faraaz'

Hansal Mehta's latest movie, Faraaz, has been banned from getting streamed on Bangladeshi streaming platforms, reported Kaler Kantho, a local publication from the neighboring country.

02 Feb 2023

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC refuses to stay release of Hansal Mehta's 'Faraaz'

Director Hansal Mehta, who is known for his hard-hitting movies like Shahid and Omerta, is coming back with the film Faraaz, which is said to be based on a real-life terrorist attack.

30 Jan 2023


Kate Winslet inspired Kareena Kapoor's character in Hansal Mehta's next

Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan recently revealed that her character in Hansal Mehta's next directorial is inspired by Kate Winslet's character from Mare of Easttown. The actor has wrapped up the shooting of the film in the United Kingdom, tentatively titled The Buckingham Murders.

29 Dec 2022

Bollywood Films

Hansal Mehta and Kartik Aaryan's 'Captain India' pushed indefinitely: Report

Director Hansal Mehta's film with actor Kartik Aaryan has been pushed indefinitely, as per a new report in Bollywood Hungama.

10 Dec 2022

Rishabh Pant

After musicians, Hansal Mehta slams Rishabh Pant's Dream11 ad

Dream11's advertisement featuring cricketer Rishabh Pant is drawing major flak on social media for allegedly insulting Indian classical music.

11 Nov 2022


Hansal Mehta thanks 'good Samaritans' for helping daughter in Bali

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is busy shooting his upcoming movie in London with Kareena Kapoor Khan.

04 Aug 2022


'Gadar,' 'Koi... Mil Gaya' actor Mithilesh Chaturvedi dies at 67

In another blow to the Indian film industry, yet another noted actor has bid us adieu.

06 Jul 2022


'Simran': Hansal Mehta says working with Kangana was 'massive mistake'

Usually, a filmmaker stands by their vision and defends their film against all critical assaults.

Pride Month special: Revisiting Hansal Mehta's brilliant LGBTQ+ drama 'Aligarh'

Manoj Bajpayee-Rajkummar Rao starrer Aligarh (2015) is a landmark film in the Indian LGBTQ+ landscape.

25 May 2022


'After 17 years, two children,' Hansal Mehta marries Safeena Husain

Director-producer Hansal Mehta has gotten hitched to his longtime partner Safeena Husain in a close-knit ceremony in San Francisco, California.

25 Apr 2022

Web Series

'Modern Love Mumbai' to hit Amazon Prime Video next month

Modern Love Mumbai has got a premiere date!

30 Oct 2021


Veteran actor Yusuf Hussain no more, succumbs to COVID-19

Popular television and film actor Yusuf Hussain passed away Saturday due to COVID-19, his son-in-law, filmmaker Hansal Mehta, confirmed to news agency PTI. He was 73.

18 Oct 2021


Delhi HC summons Hansal Mehta for his upcoming project 'Faraaz'

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta had announced in August that his next project will be called Faraaz and will be based on the 2016 Bangladesh terror attacks.

10 Aug 2021

Ektaa Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor Khan turns producer for Hansal Mehta-Ekta Kapoor's next

Kareena Kapoor Khan's first film since her second son Jeh's birth is going to be extra special.

05 Aug 2021

Bhushan Kumar

Hansal Mehta's next 'Faraaz' based on 2016 Bangladesh terror attack

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta's next film is titled Faraaz and is based on the 2016 Bangladesh terror attack, the makers announced on Wednesday.

23 Jul 2021

Kartik Aaryan

Kartik Aaryan bags Hansal Mehta's 'Captain India,' first poster unveiled

Kartik Aaryan is set to play the lead in Hansal Mehta's next directorial, Captain India.

05 Jul 2021


Zahaan Kapoor, Aditya Rawal to star in Hansal Mehta's thriller

Late veteran actor Shashi Kapoor's grandson, Zahaan Kapoor, and Paresh Rawal's son, Aditya Rawal, have been tapped to feature in director Hansal Mehta's untitled action thriller feature.

28 Jun 2021

Anubhav Sinha

Hansal Mehta, Anubhav Sinha join hands for action-thriller; shoot begins

Hansal Mehta, whose last directorial was the massive hit Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, has begun filming his upcoming movie today.

19 Apr 2021


Hansal Mehta gets abusive when offered a ticket to Pakistan

Director Hansal Mehta engaged in an abusive argument with a Twitter user recently.

04 Mar 2021


Second installment of 'Scam 1992' announced; Hansal Mehta to direct

After receiving rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, the makers of Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story have now announced a second series.

05 Feb 2021


Kartik Aaryan in talks with Hansal Mehta for next film

Kartik Aaryan is on a spree of signing projects.

22 Jan 2021


'Atithi Bhooto Bhava': Shoot begins for Pratik Gandhi-starrer in Mathura

After a smashing breakthrough with Hansal Mehta's Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, actor Pratik Gandhi is all set to star in a romantic-comedy film titled Atithi Bhooto Bhava.

24 Nov 2020


'Sasural Simar Ka' actor Ashiesh Roy passes away

TV actor Ashiesh Roy passed away on Tuesday at the age of 55.

20 Nov 2020

Salman Khan

'Scam 1992' actor Nikhil Dwivedi tests positive for coronavirus

Actor-producer Nikhil Dwivedi, who recently featured in the web series Scam 1992, has tested positive for COVID-19.

12 Nov 2020


Vishal-Shekhar distance themselves from 'Deedar De' remix

Music composer duo, Vishal and Shekhar, have distanced themselves from the remix of their hit song Deedar De, that features in director Hansal Mehta's upcoming film Chhalaang.

25 Oct 2020

Kangana Ranaut

Hansal Mehta recalls working with Kangana as 'painful'

Currently basking in the tremendous success of his latest web series Scam 1992, Hansal Mehta, in an interview, threw light on his career so far, successes, failures, and good as well as bad memories.

25 Oct 2020


Hansal Mehta refutes 'Scam 1992' becoming number one on IMDb

Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, a web series based on the infamous 1992 stock market scam, has been receiving rave reviews from audience and critics ever since it premiered earlier this month.

17 Aug 2020


Vipul Shah to make a web series on vaccine trials

Looks like, Bollywood is leaving no stone unturned in bringing alive the dystopian premise we're currently experiencing, onto the screen.

22 Jul 2020


Anubhav Sinha says he had enough, 'resigns' from Bollywood

Amid the raging insider-outsider debate in the entertainment fraternity, tempers continue to soar among its members.

16 Sep 2019

Shraddha Kapoor

'Dream Girl' actress Nushrat Bharucha reveals how she overcame depression

Nushrat Bharucha, who is currently enjoying the success of Dream Girl, recently opened up on her battle with depression.

10 Sep 2019

Rajkummar Rao

Rajkummar Rao charges a huge amount for 'Chupke Chupke' remake

After delivering hits like Stree and Judgementall Hai Kya, Rajkummar Rao has certainly proved himself as a bankable actor.

06 Sep 2019


Gurugram: Rajkummar Rao's father passes away at 60

Rajkummar Rao's father Satyapal Yadav passed away on Thursday night in Gurugram. He was 60.

11 Sep 2018


#TurramKhan: Rajkummar Rao, Nushrat Bharucha to reunite after eight years

After basking on the success of his recent release 'Stree', Rajkummar Rao has been rolled for Hansal Mehta's upcoming directorial 'Turram Khan'.

10 Sep 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Rajkummar, Nushrat to star in Hansal Mehta's upcoming 'Turram Khan'

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta announced Monday that his next is a comedy titled 'Turram Khan' for which he has roped in his "favorite" collaborator Rajkummar Rao and actor Nushrat Bharucha.

07 May 2018


Here's how '102 Not Out', 'Omerta' fared over the weekend

The first weekend of May was a mixed one for Bollywood.

06 May 2018


Check out '102 Not Out', 'Omerta' day two collection

The new releases of the week, '102 Not Out' and 'Omerta', had a good Saturday at the box office.

06 May 2018

Rajkummar Rao

Hansal Mehta blames 'Avengers: Infinity War' for poor 'Omerta' opening

Hansal Mehta's latest venture 'Omerta' opened to disastrous numbers on Friday. The Rajkummar Rao starrer could only rake in Rs. 54 lakh on day one, thus, becoming one of the lowest openers of 2018.

01 May 2018


'Swagat Hain': Hansal Mehta-Rajkummar Rao teaming up for fifth film

Hansal Mehta and Rajkummar Rao are all set to reunite for a fifth film titled 'Swagat Hain'.

19 Apr 2018


Now, Rajkummar Rao starrer 'Omerta' to release on May 4

The release of Rajkummar Rao-starrer "Omerta" has been postponed to May 4 as the clearance from the Censor Board on the film came in recently.

12 Apr 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Justice for Unnao, Kathua rape victims: Bollywood comes forward

Angry, ashamed, and heartbroken is how the Indian film industry personalities described their feelings over the brutal Unnao and Kathua rapes and demanded swift action against the perpetrators.

27 Mar 2018

Kangana Ranaut

Hansal Mehta to direct a web-series based on 'The Scam'

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is all set to return to the digital platform with a brand new web-series titled 'The Scam'.

17 Mar 2018


Hansal Mehta wants Vidya Balan to star in Sridevi's biopic

Director Hansal Mehta, who had earlier said that he wanted to do a film with Sridevi and even had an apt script in mind, is now planning to make a film on the life of the late actress, as a tribute.

07 Mar 2018


Hansal Mehta wanted Sridevi to star in his next

Most of the prolific filmmakers wanted to work with Sridevi but, unfortunately, their wish won't come true now.

18 May 2017


Kangana's Simran- Writer claims actress snatched his hard work

Apurva Asrani, the writer of Kangana Ranaut's next 'Simran', slammed her for claiming that she wrote the film.