Hungama Play’s upcoming anthology Hasratein, as the name suggests, highlights real human desires and how it affects relationships. Eminent actors will be seen playing pivotal roles alongShilpa Tulaskar, Sana Sayyad, Siddharth Sharma, Ayussh Anand and Sahil Uppalin the Hindi original show. Hasratein has five stories that trace the journey of small-town women who want to experience the sexual ecstasy at least once in their lives.
Monalisa, known for working mostly on Bhojpuri films and Hindi TV shows, adds, “Each story ofHasratein is unique and presents situations that are familiar. You probably have experienced it or come to know about it from relatives or read in newspapers. It is this relatability that makes the entire show highly engaging. Every episode has elements of drama that is highly underrated in the Indian entertainment industry.”
Ada Khan, who has made her mark with shows like Naagin, Behenein, among others, says, “This is not like any other show. Hasratein deals with real emotions and shows characters of all shades. When I first read the script, I was captivated by the distinct approach of the show and said yes to the character right away. My character is seen stumbling upon a very unusual solution to her problem that changes her life forever. The show presents viewers with a reality of life, one that we often ignore.”
Krishna Mukherjee, who is known for her TV shows like Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and KuchToh Hai: Naagin Ek Naye Rang Mein says, “Hasratein narrates five unique tales that pivot around some real women who don’t want to die before they experience physical love. It aims to give its viewers a distinct perspective and holds an empathetic lens towards the characters and the situations surrounding them. Each story comes with a learning that will surely resonate with the audience.”
Vin Rana,who is known for his portrayal of Nakula in Mahabharat and Purab Khanna in Kumkum Bhagya, has created yet another special persona in Hasratein. He says, “The story I am a part of is hard-hitting and topical, something we often get to read about in newspapers. The USP of the show is the local flavour, along with its unique ability to build in some relatable real-life instances which bring out the satire and humour in different dramatic situations. Must admit that the presentation, performance and story in totality stand out.”
Ravi Bhatia has played a noteworthy role in Jodha Akbar. Talking about his character in Hasratein, he adds, “I believe that the specificity of an actor solely depends on the willingness to adapt, reach deep down and create something memorable for the viewers. The role I am playing is something that I haven’t done before. There are layers to these characters that unravel as the story progresses.”