Hasratein 15 October, Episode 22 - 23:31

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Family Drama

N.B. The character of Manasi is introduced & essayed by Ketaki Dave from this episode. Savitri & Shyam are blissfully happy till Savitri recoils from the sight of Shyam's single room in a tenement (Chawl)! She refuses to step inside to have a look as the whole atmosphere is repulsive. She confides her problem at home & Madhavi quickly finds a viable alternative-Shyam must sell off his room & Govind will finance their new flat by also utilizing money got from selling Dayal's house. Govind sets the wheels in motion & Savitri is overwhelmed by a flat shown to them by an estate agent till she enters the balcony only to be horrified by the sight of graveyard for Christians. She's determined to marry Shyam & she rings him up leaving an urgent message for him. But Shyam is teased by his colleagues especially Miss Dalal (Zubeda Khan) who wonder whatever happened to his 'close' friendship with Manasi (Ketaki Dave) though he takes pains to clarify that he & Manasi (who has already been married & divorced thrice) are just good friends, nothing more. Manasi lands up at the Staff Room & drags Shyam away for a cup of tea. In the canteen, a chain-smoking Manasi announces her break-up with her latest beau Suresh just as Savitri rushes in to meet Shyam & is stunned to hear from Miss Dalal that he's in the canteen with his girlfriend Manasi.

Ananda Film & Tele-Communications’ ‘Hasratein’ is an offbeat social saga spanning three generations dealing with infidelity & extra-marital affairs stemming from the family headed by noted exponent of classical music Pandit Din Dayal (Yashwant Dutt) as his wife Sulakshana (Himani Shivpuri) seduces his percussionist Kedar (Bobby Khanna) before the eyes of her  daughter Savitri (Baby Sana). When Sulakshana elopes with Kedar, Dayal succumbs to a heart-attack & Savitri grows up in her maternal aunt Madhavi’s (Rita Bhaduri) home with uncle Govind (Ajit Vachani) who has a compulsive roving eye that doesn’t spare even Savitri (Sonal) as she matures. Savitri’s childhood friend Uma (Chaitrali/Sahiba) gets infatuated with stage actor Vishal (Arup Pal) who refuses to marry after impregnating her leading to an abortion. As Savitri observes & absorbs these setbacks, she gets attracted to her childhood friend Satish (Bhuwan Das) whose dominating mother Malati (Mugdha) provokes Satish first to failure followed by suicide Shyam (Dharmesh Vyas) is so captivated by Savitri that he barges into their home armed with a marriage proposal! But after marriage & a child whom Shyam insists on naming Satish, much against her wishes, his friend Manasi (Ketaki Dave) gets Savitri a job with her concern BB Publicity helmed by Jaman Thakkar (Mukesh Rawal).  Jaman is forced into selling his company to an industrialist from Delhi, Krishnakant Trivedi/ K.T. (Harsh Chhaya) who’s instantly hypnotized by Savitri’s charm! K.T. appoints her as his GM & deplores the hypocrisy inherent in Indian society while confessing his love for Savitri. But does Savitri respond to K.T.’s advances & fall into the same trap as her good friend Sushma (Sejal Shah), who’s one of Vishal’s many conquests?

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