Avantika (name of the protagonist) was a very successful woman dominated serial of the TV channel Sahara One. This weekly serial began airing in the mid of the year 2000 and was telecast every week on Tuesday at 8.30 p.m. The whole story of the serial revolved around the life of the protagonist, Avantika, who is a Marathi well educated woman. Like every typical Indian girl, she also had woven many dreams for her wedding and prince charming but soon after her wedding all these dreams end in a brutal reality as she came to know about the extra-marital affair of her husband. The most surprising thing here was that hers was a love marriage and the family of his husband were very well aware of his affair but still did not tell her anything about that. Avantika was an architect by profession and began to develop a soft corner for her boss after being cheated by her husband. Her boss was a divorcee and also had a little daughter. Due to these reasons and fearing what the society would say, her family opposed her decision but upon thing a huge deal, she finally chose her boss as her life partner. Every week a new twist or turn would unfold which made it a hit serial. The serial was ahead of the age for its time and promoted women independence. It was directed by Sanjay Sarkar.