A new series, Family Affairs with the original title, Mere Angne Mein in India premieres on StarLife on Monday, May 20 at 18h00.
It replaces Chasing My Heart which ends a day before. The series tells what happens when a family's grandmother goes mad with the power she's been given by her family and social conventions.
Shanti Srivastav (played by Kruttika Desai Khan) controls the family with an Iron fist, she even makes her family hand their salaries over to her, her authority is however challenged when a new daughter-in-law enters the house. Will her determination help her sail through or will dictatorship prevail?
Family Affairs showcases the lives of the Shrivastavs, a typically middle-class family in Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh, India. The family matriarch, Shanti, handles the family affairs in her own style and has complete control over other family members and their activities in the house. When a new bride enters the family, she is in conflict with the established order of the house. In addition, the extended family of Shrivastavs has a dysfunctional family of her daughter, Sarla. The story is interwoven with these two families' saga of incoherent conflict and how small incidents create a major crisis.
Riya is in love with a coworker called Shivam. She only has a father and she is generally quite close to the times, but Shivam's family is extremely orthodox, barely allowing women to have jobs and having an almost dictator-like grandmother called Shanti Devi who rules over the family and collects everyone's salaries, and generally gives a large chunk to her spoilt and cunning daughter Sarla. They decide to get married, a very dramatic time as Sarla devises a plan to trick smart and intelligent Riya into marrying her goon and useless son instead of Shivam, and Shanti asks dowry.
Riya dies while giving birth to her child. New entry of Aarti who is thrown out by her husband enters their life. Shanti devi arranges a marriage for her daughter's son. Accidentally Aarti gets married to Shivam. Everyone live happier after that.