Who is journalist Jigna Vora aka Jagruti Pathak of the Scoop web series and what is her real story

In the “Scoop,” Jagruti Pathak character is based on Jigna Vora and the ordeals she faced, know about the journalist and her real story

Hansal Mehta, a renowned director best known for the critically acclaimed television series “Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story,” is ready to enthrall viewers once more with a gripping true story that once rocked all of India.

After revealing the eagerly awaited trailer on Monday, Mehta’s most recent film, “Scoop,” quickly acquired popularity on social media sites. In the much-anticipated Netflix series, the alluring Karishma Tanna plays the part of famed crime reporter Jagruti Pathak, who is suddenly made the main suspect in the puzzling death of another journalist, which puts her in a precarious position.

Who is journalist Jigna Vora aka Jagruti Pathak of the Scoop web series and what is her real true story

Notably, “Scoop” explores the intriguing narrative taken from Jigna Vora’s book, “Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison,” exposing a genuine story that will enthrall viewers.

Owing to this, “Scoop,” which will exclusively launch on Netflix on June 2, 2023, has aroused interest, leading a lot of people to look for more information on the mysterious Jagruti Pathak. So, let’s see who she is:

Jigna Vora

The character of Jagruti Pathak in “Scoop” is based on a real-life incident that happened with former journalist Jigna Vora.

In the web series, the names of most of the characters and the magazines Jigna Vora or Jagruti Pathak worked for have been altered. However, Chhota Rajan’s name is still used in the teaser for the program. In the show, Karishma Tanna plays journalist Jagruti Pathak, who is charged with aiding Rajan in the murder of Jaideb Sen, a competitor and senior colleague.

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In reality, Jigna Vora is a former journalist based in Mumbai. She mostly covered crime beats wherever she worked. She gained notoriety as a suspect in the murder plot in 2011, when Mid-Day’s senior reporter Jyotirmoy Dey was killed by unidentified gunmen.

While working for Asian Age, she was charged with plotting Dey’s murder alongside Chhota Rajan. The trouble grew for her because, at that time, she had recently conducted an interview with a don. According to the authorities, she allegedly gave Rajan information regarding Dey’s movements, on the basis of which he dispatched his triggermen to kill the journalist.

While the trial went on, Jigna was detained and imprisoned for six years. However, she was cleared of all charges in 2017. According to reports, Jigna is a single parent and is now living her life away from the media spotlight.

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