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Star Plus unveils tale of revenge ‘Ek Hasina Thi’

MUMBAI: Star Plus has unveiled a tale of revenge and women empowerment titled ‘Ek Hasina Thi’, which tells of a woman’s struggle to seek justice for a crime committed in the past.

Launching on 14 April, the show will air from Monday to Saturday at 8 pm, replacing the ongoing fiction show ‘Meri Bhabhi’.

Set in the eastern megapolis of Kolkata, the story revolves around a woman and her unconventional methods of claiming justice as she steps out of the shackles of traditionalism and uses her mind to conquer might.

‘Ek Hasina Thi’ tracks the journey of Durga, played by Sanjeeda Sheikh, who has decided to become an active agent of change to achieve her goal of justice. She doesn’t mind stepping over the boundaries of right and wrong, but always remains within the confines of good, never losing touch with her humanity.

Star Plus GM Gaurav Bannerjee said, “Durga is a very exciting character. Through her, we are celebrating the empowered woman. She is primarily a nurturer, if wronged. Instead of suffering silently, she fights for justice. We believe our viewers will enjoy the lavish scale of the show, the beautiful outdoors of Kolkata and performances of the ensemble cast.”

However, Durga’s fight is not easy as facing her are the powerful and influential Goenka family, the main antagonists and the target of Durga’s actions. Vatsal Sheth plays the role of Shaurya Goenka, the rich, womanising scion of the Goenka clan. Standing by Shaurya through thick and thin are his parents—Sakshi and Rajnath Goenka, essayed by Simone Singh and Ayub Khan, whose financial muscle and stronghold over the city automatically make them both a revered and feared opponent.

Durga’s task is further complicated when she faces multiple hurdles as relationships, romance and her own emotional conflicts play a role in making her question her actions.

Cinevistaas producer Siddharth Malhotra said, “We are excited to present ‘Ek Hasina Thi’, a show we have been developing over three years. Our vision for the show was to elevate it to a completely film-like experience. Therefore, we haven’t compromised on anything; right from the way the characters are presented to the overall treatment, action, sound, locations and sequences, each aspect has been given a larger-than-life feel. We have had an amazing relationship with Star Plus and are happy to have collaborated once again for ‘Ek Hasina Thi’.”