Exclusive: Pratik Gandhi feels the love he received for Scam 1992 was for the character he played, “I don’t take it home”

Pratik Gandhi is an Indian actor, Recently known for his outstanding performance in Scam 1992 which was released in 2020. Pratik is been doing theatre for years before he did mainstream films, he was seen in many Gujarati movies too and is just doing amazing in his acting career.  Love Ni Bhavai and Mitron are some of his popular movies. Wrong Side Raju even received a national award, The film went on to win the National Award for Best Gujarati Film.

Scam 1992 is based on a 1992 Indian stock market scam committed by many stockbrokers including Harshad Mehta, the series is adapted from journalist Sucheta Dalal and Debashish Basu’s 1992 book The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away.


While speaking to Business UpTurn Digihunt, the actor spoke about how he had no clue of the response they would receive for the web series. When asked, “After Scam 1992 everything just skyrocketed, did you expect the kind of response you received from the web series?”

He quotes “I had no clue that this will become such a big thing, I mean we as a whole team were just enjoying the process, we were making something really interesting  for all of us and we were sure that we’ll be able to take pride of the series but we had no clue that it’ll become such a huge thing”

Later in the interview, he was asked about his life after Scam 1992 and what changes did happen. “How did you take it all in after the huge success and becoming an overnight sensation?”

He says “I guess to manage this kind of adulation and this kind of reaction from the audience is not easy” later he talked about his theatre experience ” but at the same time my theatre experience prepared me for all of these things because every time in theatre we’ve gone through this so I take it as a pinch of salt that whatever you know appreciation everything is for the character you create. I am not supposed to take it home with me and  not put that extra burden on my shoulder so maybe take it with at most humility and keep it there”

Pratik will next be seen on You Got Chef’d season 3.

Check out the full interview here.