as Kiran Rathod
Nineteen year old daughter of Jai and Trisha, Kiran Rathod is a mix of teenage rebellion and maturity beyond her years. Affected by her parents’ separation more than she lets on, Kiran is deeply upset by her father’s decision to leave for work in the middle of the night of her mother’s birthday celebration. Her impulsive act following his leaving takes her through a roller coaster ride of danger and subterfuge. The day demands a great deal out of Kiran, testing her character and pushing her to display remarkable degrees of resilience.
as Abhilasha Grewal
Veteran actor Shabana Azmi forays back into television as Abhilasha Grewal, from the ATU. Abhilasha is a no-nonsense officer who takes over when Jai Singh Rathod goes missing.
as Divya Singhania
Incredibly astute as a statesman, a brilliant political mind and a gentle demeanor that sheaths her razor sharp intellect and clarity of thought, Divya would seem to be the perfect candidate for the Prime Minister’s chair. However, she gracefully steps back for her brother, Aditya to take charge. Her Achilles’ heel is her husband Vikrant – an alcoholic hedonist with whom she seems to have an almost resigned relationship. The travails and rigors of the campaigning that made her win her constituency with a landslide of votes have taken a toll on her health. As the day grows, Divya does her best not to allow all the tribulations of the past and present overpower her; and move towards keeping the Singhania name and dynasty intact – in power and position.
as Naina Singhania
A veteran in the game of politics, there isn’t any ploy or act that Naina hasn’t seen, known or played. Her only weakness is her family, particularly her children. Seemingly cold-hearted and callous, Naina wears a stern mask of strength at all times, to the extent of hiding her vulnerability even from her own children. It is this armour that has stood her in good stead while dealing with the death of her husband at the hand of assassins and its devastating aftermath. The news of her son’s life being in danger takes a great deal out of Naina, and as the skeletons that she had tried to hide in ensuring her family’s safety keep tumbling out of the closet through the day, Naina has to struggle with ensuring that between her idealistic son and her supportive daughter, she doesn’t lose all that she had given up to make the win she had engineered into reality.
as Wasim Khan
Anupam Kher plays Wasim Khan, a RAW agent who helps Jai Singh Rathod in his mission to stop an assassination.
as Jai Singh Rathod
The Chief of ATU – one of the best minds serving the country from terrorists, Jai Singh Rathod is exemplary in his professional life. Driven, single-minded and extremely focused on his job, Jai was appointed as the Head of the Anti Terrorist Unit based on his stellar record as an Intelligence Officer. His commitment to his job and country has several times affected his personal life. At this point in time, Jai and his estranged wife, Trisha have just begun to make amends and get their family back together. On this - the toughest day of his life - Jai will be torn between his family and his job. His patriotism will be tested, he will be put on the dock and as the day moves towards an end, he will be forced to choose between his love for his family and his duty towards his country.
as Trisha Rathod
A loving wife, a fierce mother and a professor of History at Mumbai University, Trisha is extremely committed to her work. But to her, family always comes first. Which is why she does not understand her husband, Jai’s constant penchant to put his work first. She has been a constant and relentless rock of support for Jai whenever he has needed her. But his absence in her times of need, time and time again, has pushed her to a point where she needed to take a break from Jai in order to evaluate their relationship. Her love for Jai and her need to keep her family together has impelled Trisha to give their marriage another chance, despite knowing full well that things might not change much. This day – her birthday – is meant to herald a new beginning for Trisha and Jai but Trisha not only learns some unpleasant truths about her husband’s life, she comes close to losing almost everything that matters to her.
as Nikita Rai
Ambitious, brilliant and one of the best in her field, Nikita seeks excellence in everything and everyone around her, starting with herself. Her work defines her, she has the ability to separate her feelings from her work and not let personal matters affect her. Nikita is not only second-in-command at the ATU, she is also Jai’s anchor and support in everything. Her implicit faith in Jai and her utter loyalty to him does not find Nikita too many supporters. But she has never been one to care about what people thought of her. As the day progresses, Nikita’s friendship with Jai is brought into question, her relationship with Jai becomes fodder for many speculations and she has to prove her loyalty to the very man whom she would kill to protect.
as Aditya Singhania
Born to a political dynasty, it seemed almost inevitable that Aditya Singhania would some day become the Prime Minister of the country. But it was never something that Aditya took for granted. With little or no sense of entitlement, a sensible head on his shoulders and a rootedness that is almost a rarity in the world he belongs to, Aditya Singhania is chosen by his party as the evident and only choice to be the Prime Minister of the country. To Aditya, every achievement is merely a step towards giving to the country what she deserved; every accolade is reinforcement that he has miles to go still and truth is the biggest weapon in his arsenal. The eve of his swearing-in ceremony as the youngest Prime Minister of India brings to Aditya’s life the realization that he was a target of an assassin’s bullet. And as the day unfolds, he learns many dark secrets about his past and about the people closest to his heart.
as Tejpal Singh
Third in command at the ATU, Tej Pal Singh has a chip on his shoulder about Jai Singh Rathod. Though he is loyal and committed, he is not given to blind loyalty. Jai’s maverick ways do not find too much favour with Tej. It probably rankles him more now since Tej is in a relationship with Nikita and is aware of her past with Jai. Tej’s jealousy acts out and makes him do a few things overstepping the tight clique of the ATU. But as the day progresses, several things come to light which make Tej see the other side-Jai’s side. Whether or not he is willing to let bygones be and whether or not he allows others to use his insecurity as a pawn to get what they want is a decision that Tej needs to make, as the day unfolds.
as Veer Singh Rathod
A student of the military academy, Veer Singh Rathod, much like his father, has a very strong sense of duty and responsibility. Always ready to help anyone in need, Veer has a level, sensible head on his shoulders, and a mind driven towards excellence. He enjoys his games, evenings out with friends and hanging out with the opposite sex as much as any regular 18-year-old. But when push comes to shove, he is a patriot first and foremost, as his academy teaches him to be.