MUMBAI — A big city life seems to be a common fantasy among many. Living your dream, finding success and recognition - the opportunities are endless. But how far will you go to fuel your ambitions? Is the thirst for fame and power enough to make you change what you stand for?

Mahesh Bhatt and Vikram Bhatt present “Sanak - Ek Junoon,” directed by Krishna Bhatt, which brings to the fore the price people are willing to pay to triumph in life. Starring Rohit Bose Roy and Aindrita Ray in the lead, the series drops on MX Player Oct. 16 and will be available in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu.

 “Sanak - Ek Junoon” is the story of a small-town ambitious couple, Ajay (Rohit Bose Roy) and Ragini (Aindrita Ray), who relocate to Mumbai in the hope of a superior lifestyle. Ajay, a junior lawyer, is offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by his boss Mr. Shekhawat (Pawan Chopra), but in exchange, he must compromise on his values and part with what is dear to him.

Krishna Bhatt said, “I wanted to showcase the moral perplexity that a common man goes through when they are asked to compromise on their morals in order to achieve more in life while exploring where they would draw the line. My series is the depiction of a small-town couple’s struggle in a big world where they get stuck in a brutal cycle that changes life as they know it.”

Elaborating on his character, Rohit Bose Roy said, “Ajay is not power hungry himself, but he is over-ambitious, which makes him vulnerable to the power-hungry shark-infested waters at his mega-law firm. This series portrays how horribly wrong it can go when you become blinded by your ambition. You not only destroy a chance at living your own dreams, but also stand to ruin the lives of everyone around you.”

Aindrita Ray adds, “I feel there are times when everyone loses their way on the road to success, and I believe that it is the responsibility of the people around us to keep us grounded in these hard situations. This series will strike a chord with a lot of people who belittle their own self-worth for those whom they love.”

The series also stars Rushad Rana, Rishi Despande, Antara Banerjee, Amaara Sangam, Tasneem Ali and Harpreet Jatail in pivotal roles. The hunger to achieve more, an oscillating moral compass and the intricate secrets of a big law firm, finds “Sanak - Ek Junoon” test the limit of Ajay’s and Ragini’s loving relationship. 

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