Scoop, directed by Hansal Mehta and featuring Karishma Tanna in the lead role, draws inspiration from the highly publicized court case involving journalist Jigna Vora who worked for a publication called The Asian Age. In 2011, Jigna faced accusations of collaborating with gangster Chota Rajan in the murder of fellow journalist J Dey aka Jaideep Sen.
However, she was acquitted of all charges in 2018 and subsequently shared her harrowing experience in the book titled Behind Bars In Byculla. The series Scoop takes cues from Jigna’s personal account of the criminal trial, with Karishma Tanna portraying a character based on her.
The Netflix series delves into the challenges Jagruti encounters as an ambitious and independent woman in a patriarchal society, where she confronts subtle prejudices and expectations. Despite facing hurdles, she excels in crime journalism, aided by her contacts and sources in Mumbai’s underbelly.
She idolizes Jaideb Sen aka Jyotirmoy Dey, a renowned investigative journalist, and aims to establish her own network of sources. However, when Jaideb is tragically killed, Jagruti becomes a scapegoat. Unjustly accused of leaking information, she faces a media trial and endures imprisonment, enduring physical and psychological torment.
While unable to substantiate these claims, Jagruti becomes a scoop herself, navigating the challenges of fighting against the system. However, the traumatic experience takes a toll on her, leaving her traumatized and haunted by nightmares.
The ending, or a beginning of a new story?
After enduring nine months of unjust imprisonment, Jagruti Pathak suffers unimaginable abuse and hardships, including physical assault, starvation, and abandonment, despite the complete lack of evidence against her. Amidst her ordeal, she finds solace under the protection of Sadhvi Ma, who uses her influence to provide Pathak with access to her charge sheet. However, driven by her strong ethical principles, Pathak decides to refuse Ma’s assistance.
With the help of her lawyer, Pathak successfully argues that the charges against her are baseless, highlighting the flawed use of extra-judicial confessions allowed under the MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act). Finally granted bail, she returns home and is reunited with her family.
Will season 2 of Scoop expose Mumbai Police?
After Jagruti Pathak’s disillusionment with journalism and the dangers of delving into the world of organized crime, Scoop concludes with Pathak posing a question to Imran. But is that a conclusion for the series or a new, big story for Pathak? A story to expose Mumbai Police, a story to uncover Mumbai Police’s and politicians’ links to the underworld, and a story to fight for herself.
As she resumes her investigative journey, Jagruti encounters a web of deceit, corruption, and betrayal that runs deep within the city’s law enforcement. The story takes a thrilling turn when she stumbles upon a confidential informant who claims to possess explosive evidence linking top-ranking police officials to the criminal syndicate they are meant to eliminate.
Jagruti’s relentless pursuit catches the attention of a renowned investigative journalist who becomes her unlikely ally. Together, they embark on a perilous mission, determined to bring the truth to light and restore faith in the justice system.
Scoop Season 2 Storyline
Amidst high-stakes encounters, heart-pounding action, and shocking revelations, Jagruti’s unwavering determination puts her life on the line. As she uncovers layer upon layer of corruption, she grapples with her own moral dilemmas and faces the harsh reality that exposing the truth might come at an unimaginable personal cost.
In Scoop Season 2, viewers will be taken on an exhilarating ride through the dark underbelly of Mumbai’s crime world, as Jagruti Pathak battles against formidable foes, confronts her deepest fears, and unearths a conspiracy that threatens to shatter the city’s foundations. Will her relentless pursuit of truth bring about the long-awaited reckoning, or will she become another casualty in the dangerous game she’s chosen to play? The answer lies in the heart-pounding episodes that unravel the secrets and expose the hidden truths that lurk within the corridors of power.