Ek Hasina Thi or “There was a beautiful woman”, is an Indian TV series from STAR Plus which was aired on April 14, 2014. The suspense thriller serial was under the production of Cinevistaas Limited.
Ek Hasina Thi is a journey of Durga Thakur (played by Sanjeeda Sheikh), who became an agent to seek for justice for the mental patient, Payal Mitra (played by Teena Chopra). She is rich, heroic, and motivated but on the other side, she is also strong, influential, cunning and manipulative with her brains to pace ahead by her opponents. Durga doesn’t care if she’s stepping on the bounds of what is right and she trifles with the dark sides. But Durga remains in the border of what is good and stick on her humanity. Her battle was never easy as she faced the powerful and dominant Goenka family, Durga’s great contender. Shaurya Goenka (played by Vatsal Seth) is a bratty, gluttonous, conceited and womanizing child in Goenka family. He is not used in hearing the word “No”, and he knows that with his wealth and influence, he can do anything.
For a small bet, Shaurya wants Durga. His parents, Sakshi (played by Simone Singh) and Rajnath (played by Ayub Khan) Goenka stayed and support Shaurya in everything. They are both the most respected and dreaded opponent in their city.
The story uncovered that Shaurya together with his friends, raped Payal few years ago. His parents had done everything to save him. They killed Nitya Mitra (played by Aditi Sajwan), sister of Payal and forced Payal’s parents to kill themselves. Then, it was later revealed that Nitya is still alive when Durka’s father, Dayal Thakur (played by Ajay Sahu AP Korba), saved her. She has a Plastic Surgery.
Eventually, it was uncovered that Durga is actually Nitya who seek for vengeance for her sister. Dayal use the face of his dead daughter and gives it to Nitya. Durga may look very powerful but inside, she has lots of burdens and pains, which turn out to be a problem on her revenge.
Things become complicated for Durga when she faced difficulties and became romantically involved with Dev Goenka (played by Bhuvnesh Mann) and Saurya Goenka. Dev is a counterpart of Shaurya. He was Nitya’s best friend before studying in America and he is in love with Nitya. When he returns to find out what happened, Dev and Durga’s path crossed. Problems arise for Durga’s plan to revenge and for Shaurya’s bet.
Jyoti Gaube appeared in the show as Suchitra Goenka, Poonam Preet as Kangana Goenka, Mihir Mishra as Akash and a lot more.