Actor Hemant Kher who has amazed the audience with his performance of Ashwin Mehta in Scam 1992 says , "Scam 1992 has changed our lives and made all the characters household names. People have become so much attached to it, loved it that they are still sending messages- appreciating our work. Some fans have also even started to think that we are real brokers, they send me messages asking for Market tips. The response is actually mind boggling."
On being asked if anyone could have replaced Pratik Gandhi in the show, Hemant says,"Some roles are made for you and so the role of Harshad Mehta was Made in heaven for Pratik. I am not the only one who is saying that, all the webseries lovers are going Ga ga for his character. So no-one could have ever replaced him."
Recently, Varun Dhawan rubbished reports that he was the first choice to play Harshad Mehta for the lead role in Scam 1992 and that it was filmmaker Hansal Mehta who recommended Pratik Gandhi's name.
VD had reacted to a fake news report and tweeted: "Really not true I think the only choice for this show can be #pratikgandhi absolutely brilliant he is. big fan #scam 1992.”
Further, talking about his bond with Pratik Gandhi, Hemant says, "I already knew Pratik before Scam 1992 started. I was an acting coach in the movie Mitron where we had met . We bonded well as we both are Gujju's and we both hail from Surat. So the Gujju bhai connection helped me even more in building the connection on screen between Harshad and Ashwin.”
Scam 1992 is based on Debashis Basu and Sucheta Dalal's book 'The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away' and has been receiving rave reviews from critics and audiences.