Virrudh (Against) is a HindiIndian soap opera that premiered on Sony TV on 26 March 2007. The series is jointly produced by Smriti Irani's production house Ugraya Entertainment and Aditya Birla Group's media arm Applause Entertainment, and starrs Smriti Irani in the main lead along with Achint Kaur & Mihika Verma. It has been critically acclaimed for its unique storyline and power-packed performances. It has been promoted under the tagline "Har rishta ek kurukshetra" (every relationship is a battle).
Virrudh's story revolves around Vasudha who is torn between her father Dhirendra Rai Singhania and her love Sushant. Dhirendra is a power hungry media baron who has political connections and is passionate about his newspaper business entitled "Dainik Darpan". Vasudha blindly trusts her father's innocent make believe identity and is unaware of his dark past. Astound by his daughters' loyalty, Dhirendra decides to get her to lead his business in the future but is in constant fear that his secret bearers will reveal his evildoings to her, hence devastating his future plans. His secret bearers include some of his own family members, Shushant (Vasudha's fiancee and the chief crime reporter of Dainik Darpan) and his mother, and his political associate Sinha.