If the world of gangsters fascinates you, MX Player's Ek Thi Begum is a must-watch. The story is about a woman named Ashraf Batkar aka Sapna Didi who sets out on a mission to avenge her husband's murder. Set in the 1980s in Mumbai, a time when organised crime was at its peak, MX Original Series - Ek Thi Begum chronicles the life of a beautiful, gutsy woman Ashraf Bhatkar aka Sapna (played by Anuja Sathe). Life as she knew it changed when the city’s biggest don Maqsood (Ajay Gehi) turned responsible for the death of her husband Zaheer (Ankit Mohan).
While the makers say that this show is inspired by true events, we believe the series follows the life and times of Ashraf Khan aka Sapna who turned femme fatale and vowed to destroy Dawood Ibrahim and his empire. The once salwar kameez/burkha clad housewife transformed into a temptress with just one mission – revenge for her dead husband! She attacked Dawood’s extortion rackets and gambling dens – everywhere he had businesses. Not just this, as the story goes, she also tried to join hands with Arun Gawli who was at a constant loggerhead with Dawood.
In MX Player's web-series, the character of Arun Gawli is played by Vijay Nikam. The resemblances between Vijay Nikam in Ek Thi Begum and Arun Gawli will leave you perplexed. Check out the images below:
Further, apart from the interesting storyline, Ek Thi Begum is a bilingual series and hence, targets a wider audience. The trailer of the show was recently released and it received a thumbs up from the audiences. (Also Read: Ek Thi Begum: Anuja Sathe Shines As MX Player Goes Live With The Gripping Series)
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