| 5/5 |
| Seema Kapoor, Shefali Chaya, Harsh Chhaya, Dharmesh Vyas|
Hasratein hi hasratein hai aur kya hai
Lagaao, Abro, Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyann, Tum Mere Kya Ho, Gul‑e‑Rana
Hasratein (Desires) is an Indian television soap opera that was telecast on Zee TV in the mid 1990s. It is based on the Marathi novel "Adhantari" by Late Shri Jaywant Dalvi. Hasratein focuses around successes of extra marital relationships. One of the main story is of Savi, a woman who leaves her husband and maintains an extra-marital relationship with another married man, with both their spouses being aware of the situation. Her actions were due to the fact that years ago, during her childhood, her mother left her father for a young man.
The show emphasizes the societal strain placed on marriages in Indian culture, especially roles given to the female spouse resulting in boredom felt by the male spouse. Hasratein was one of the most popular television shows of the mid and late 1990s. According to Shubhra Gupta, film and television critic, the popularity of the serial "had made it a catalyst for the discussion of issues of marital discord, in spite of the embarrassment the serial generated for many people."
Seema Kapoor played the character of Savi for the first 120 episodes. She was then replaced by Shefali Chhaya, whose work earned her the Zee Woman of the Year award in 1997.
Sana Amin Sheikh as Savi (episodes 1—10)Sonal as Savi (episodes 11—17)Seema Kapoor as Savi (episodes 18—120)Shefali Shah as Savi (episodes 121—208)Ajit Vachhani as Govind Sahai, Savi's uncleReeta Bhaduri as Madhvi Sahai, Savi's auntSejal Shah as SushmaHarsh Chhaya as Krishnakant Trivedi (KT)Dharmesh Vyas as Professor Shyam VermaMrinal Kulkarni as Asmita TrivediMukesh Rawal as Jaman ThakkarCezanne Khan as Yogesh, son of KT and AsmitaAman Khanna/Jiten Lalwani as Satish, son of Savi and Shyam VermaKetaki Dave as ManasiChaitrali Chirmule as Uma (episodes 1—10)Sahiba as Uma (episodes 11—17)Bhuwan Das as Young SatishYashwant Dutt as Masterji, Sulakshana's husband (episodes 1-10)Arup Pal as Vishal, Uma's husbandNagesh Bhosle as union leader Kishan MurariSarita Joshi as Shanta BenBobby Khanna as Kedar, Masterji's Tabla playerHimani Shivpuri as Sulakshana, mother of SaviNeha Pendse as Urja, daughter of Savi and KTAnju Mahendru as KT's motherNupur Alankar/Bhairavi Raichura/Rani Agrawal as RaniAkash Bhardwaj as Bobby, husband of RaniAnand Goradia as Bittu KhannaKalpita Rajopadhye (till 100 episodes)Bobby Khanna as KedarSana Sheikh as Baby SaviVipra Rawal as PriyankaArup Pal as VishalMugdha Shah as Satish's MotherKirti sharma as YogitaSmita Haya as Urja's DoctorAsha Singh as PoojaPiyush Acharya as Pooja's SonZubeda Khan as Miss DalaalHarshada Khanvilankar as ChandaDivya as BB Publicity EmployeePurnima Bhave as NamrataDeepak Dave as Namrata's fatherMadhumalti Kapoor as Namrata's motherRasik Dave as Bobby MehraRashmi as RashmiAnang Desai as Mr.DesaiRajiv Verma as KT's fatherMohini as MohiniNimisha Vakharia as BB Publicity EmployeeAmita Choksi as Mr.Pal's EmployeeMaster Om Raut as Master SatishRakesh Bidua as Satish's FatherSuhas Bhalekar as Raghu DadaShamim Mistry as LataSheetal Joshi as GeetaAnita as AnitaChilli as RosyRamesh Rai as Uma's FatherJaspal Sandhu as Sushma's FatherNayan Bhatt as Sushma's MotherKavita Vaid as Mrs.AlmedaAlifia Aftab Kapadia as Mrs.Almeda's ServantBaby Rani Karishma as Younger RaniVijay Mishra as Shyam's ColleagueGopi Bhalla as Shyam's ColleagueUrmila Amar as MonaMuni Jha as KiranDinyar Contractor as Mansi's LawyerMeenal Padhiyar as RinkuChandrakant Thakkar as Mr.VermaSamir Shah as ChetanBaby Nida as Younger YogitaMaster Zenul as Younger YogeshMeghna Roy as Mrs.PanditKalpana Dewan as Shanta's Mother-in-lawSanat Vyas as Mr.J.DShekhar Shukla as Mr.CamerawalaKanhaiyalal as Mr.LalUrvi Pal as RaveenaVaishali Kelkar as RubyGhamshyam Nayak as Mr.TripathiBhakti Bhatt as JenniferRajendra Butala as Sushma's BossBhairavi Vaidya as Clara RodriquesBharat Bhooshan as DealerSanjay Goradia as Mr.GoradiaRavi Chauhan as RaviTara as ZarinaSanjay Agrawal as PaddyShernaz Patel as DollyJai Prakash Mishra as Shanta's Husband