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  • Anju and Manju, identical twins separated at birth. Born to a rich father who is paralyzed, they are brought up in totally contrasting environments. Anju is brought up in her father's house, bullied by her stepmother and her brother. She is constantly terrorized by them and often ends up in tears. Manju is a street smart girl, dancing in a hotel and ready to take on the world. They accidentally exchange places; Anju lands up in Manju's house and Manju in her father's palatial house. She takes up cudgels on behalf of the down trodden and soon discovers that she has a twin. She soon turns tables on Hattangadi and Kher.

  • Anju and Manju are twins separated at birth.Their nanny runs away with Manju while Anju is grown in her father's palatial house.After her parents death Anju life is made hell by her uncle Tribhuvan and wife Amba.While Manju is a street smart stage dancer and spends her time with Jaggu.Anju his about to marry Suraj as he mistakes her being Manju.A twist comes when both the twins land up in each other's place.Where Anju comes in life of Jaggu and he is shocked by her sudden change. Whereas Manju lands up in Tribhuvan's house where she makes his life hell.And also creating a confusion of love triangle between Jaggu and Suraj.

  • Anju lives with her Uncle, Tribhuvan and aunt, Amba, who abuse her both physically and emotionally all the time, and also keep her drugged, so she is dependent on them all the time. They live in a big mansion, and therefore, Anju is forced to do all the housework. Anju's passion is dancing and her Uncle prevents her from perusing this. Dayal does his best to protect Anju from the frequent beatings. Meet Anju's look-a-like, who lives in small tenement, drinks beer, fights with men, dances, lies, amongst other things. Manju's mom has psychological problems and is hospitalized, and Manju's friend is Jaggu, who is quiet and soft-spoken, and will only get into a fight to protect Manju. Tribhuvan's friend's name is Vishwananth, who wants his son, Suraj to marry Anju. Suraj is a lot like Manju, and he has even met Manju in the beer bar, and thinks the photograph of Anju is Manju. And on the other hand Tribhuvan and Amba want Anju to marry Batuknath Lalanprasad Maalpani, who is the nephew of Amba. One day Anju and Manju are taken for each other and what results is absolute chaos, as each try to fit into the other's shoes.

  • Twins separated at infancy are brought up differently. One weak, one strong. One day, they end up at each others house. Their life is not the same anymore.


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