Who is Jigna Vora, the journalist whose sensational arrest inspired Hansal Mehta’s ‘Scoop’

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Hansal Mehta’s film ‘Scoop’, which was recently released on Netflix and is based on the real life of Mumbai journalist Jigna Vora, has created quite a stir. While the show has garnered rave reviews, it has also fueled public interest in Vora on whom the show’s central character is based. Vora’s case created a sensation in 2011 when he was arrested for allegedly conspiring with gangster Chhota Rajan to kill veteran crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey.

Scoop is based on Vora’s memoir, ‘Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison’. It stars Karishma Tanna in the lead role – she plays crime reporter Jagriti Pathak – and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub, Harman Baweja, and Prasenjit Chatterjee in supporting roles. In the show, all other names have been changed except gangster Chhota Rajan.

Who is Jigna Vora?

Jigna Vora was an Asian Age journalist and a promising, ambitious reporter. He seemed to have a bright career ahead of him when life took an unexpected and horrific turn – in 2011, Mid-Day’s senior reporter Jyotirmoy Dey was shot dead by unknown assailants, and Jigna soon after. The name “started circling the list. Suspect”.

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