Remember the Dalaal Street dynamo Harshad Mehta who shook the stock market in the 1980s? Two bio-pics on Mehta are now in the making. The first one entitled The Big Bull is directed by Kookie Gulati. It stars Abhishek Bachchan as Mehta.
The second Harshad Mehta bio-pic is a web series entitled The Bull Of Dalaal Street, directed by cinematographer-turned-director Deepak Pandey. The title is a poor attempt to recreate the title of the Martin Scorsese stockbroker’s saga The Wolf Of Wall Street. This one stars television star Iqbal Khan in the eponymous role.
Interestingly, neither film is willing to name Harshad Mehta.
A source reveals, “It is becoming increasingly difficult to make films on controversial real-life subjects. Better to not name the real-life character to avoid endless litigation and court cases.”
Iqbal Khan who is known for his popular television serials Kavyanjali, Kahiin To Hoga and Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do says he is indeed playing a stockbroker named ‘Harshil Mehra’.