My Identity 5 January 2021: Shalu saying its their drama, they wanted to fool us and stay here for more days, if marriage had to happen, it would have happened 11 years before. Avni says please don’t say anything to my mumma. Shalu says yes, you both are good, and we are bad and mad. She asks guests do you want your children to play with illegitimate child, whose parents did not marry till now. Asha says enough Shalu, not a word more. Avni asks Asha to calm down. She apologizes to Kia and says I don’t have right to raise hand on Kia, like no one has right to call me illegitimate. She tells Shalu that her mum and dad did not get married, so Shalu is calling her illegitimate, but even my mum and dad love me, like Shalu loves Kia.
She says even our house gets same water as yours, if we step out, does sun tell us that it will not give us light as we are illegitimate. She says I get same prasad in temple as aunty gets, we also hear Azaan as you do, then if all things are equal, how am I Najayaz. Asha cries. Avni says mum is hurt because of you, she had option to not bring me in this world, but she chose me, she said Papa wants me to come in this world, how am I Najayaz, tell me, my Papa could not come by some work, so will you say anything to my mumma, it does not mean Papa won’t come, if uncle comes late from office, you wait for him rather than saying he won’t come.
Shalu says every society has rules. Kia asks are the rules different for Maasi, as she is staying with Ajay uncle without marriage, you did not tell this to her. Shalu asks Kia what nonsense are you saying. She asks guests to decide. She asks Kia to come. Fatima warns her that if she throws stone in dirt, it will fall on her also.
Neela says whatever you say, I will bear everything, I love you, please tell me once. Ashish says Neela I…… Dayaben comes there. He sees her and says Neela you are my good friend, I know you will find it weird, but you don’t misunderstand me, I was not ready for all this, it was so sudden that…..I will take time to become a husband from a friend. Dayaben gets relieved. Neela smiles and asks is this the matter. She says you scared me, I know you very well, I know you always take time to make new relations, once that forms, you always keep them. Dayaben smiles.
Neela says it will be good to start it with friendship, such women are lucky whose husabnds are their best friends, I m also lucky, you are going to be my hubby and you are my best friend too, this friendship will not be friendship for long, it will soon change to love. Ashish smiles and ides his tension. Neela says I will leave, dad is waiting, thanks for saving Maa from big incident, thank God you both are safe, else don’t know what would happen of me, take care. She hugs him. Dayaben goes. Neela says I love you Ashish and goes. Ashish cries.
Asha tells Avni that I always wanted to tell you and felt you are too small to understand, but seeing your bravery today, I m sure you can understand me, when you came inside my womb 11 years back, I knew I m getting in such world where people will not accept your identity, I was thinking like a woman who wanted to keep her love sign, not like a mum, I thought we both will manage, but now I feel maybe I was wrong. Asha cries and says my belief was wrong, I have risked your world and happiness, I have let you see those dreams which can’t get fulfilled.
She asks Avni to forget her dreams, our family will not be normal family, me, you and Anaya will stay together like before, we will stay happy, your heart broke, forgive me. Avni says no, you did not do any mistake, one who did mistake should apologize. Asha says it was situation’s mistake. Avni says no, it happened because of Dadi. Asha says don’t go there, they are very big people, I don’t want to lose you, promise me. Avni says calm down and wipes her tears. She asks Asha to take care of Anaya and not take stress, leave everything to me, I promised Ali, when all guests leave, I will meet him. She says I will come back.
Avni goes to meet Ali. He gives her food. He says I m proud of you, I was scared of all that happened, did you talk to your Papa. She says no, he answered call and was trying to say, Dadi snatched the phone, he wanted to come in marriage, Dadi stopped me. Ali says like witch kept prince captured in palace. She says yes, mum and dad love each other, Dadi does not want our family to complete, she is doing wrong, my Papa is in trouble, we have to save her, I have to complete my family and save the hero, unite mum and dad. Ali says i m with you. They shake hands. She says we should have courage. He says yes, we will get him from palace, but where is that palace. She says don’t know. Someone hears them. She says who can it be, its secret way. They hide and see someone coming. Its Kia.
Asha getting away from Ashish. She removes her mangalsutra and gives him. They both cry. She opens the door for him to leave. He asks what will you tell Avni. She says Avni is now my responsibility, I had lived as your Ashudi till now, and will live as Avni’s mum now. He turns to go and she holds his hand. He says Ashudi. She asks him to leave and cries. Ashish cries and leaves. Asha sits crying. Ashish comes home and sees door locked. He checks windows. He sees maid and asks her to open door for him. She signs no and goes. She opens the window for him.
He enters the house by the window. He cries a lot and is hurt. Dayaben switches on the lights and sees him. Dayaben calls Ketan. Ashish says Maa…. She signs him to stop. She asks Ketan to take Ashish to his room. Ketan asks Ashish to come. Dayaben does not talk. Ketan leaves Ashish in his room. Ashish cries and shuts the door. He sees Asha’s mangalsutra and sits sad. He wraps it to his wrist.
Dayaben sees the maid and asks why are you scared. She asks servant about a rotten fruit making other fruits rotten, so its imp to throw rotten fruit. She asks servant to pay maid and send her. Maid apologizes and says forgive me, I just let Ashish come inside house, I did not let him go. Dayaben looks at servant. Servant takes the maid away. Ketan says I m not asking, whatever you do is right, but since when will we keep Ashish locked in room.
Dayaben says I know what you mean to say, we have to make Asha and Avni from his heart, he has to smile and start new life with Neela. Ali, Avni and Kia sit thinking. Avni says all mummies are at home, if Asha comes out, we can call from home. Ali and Kia argue. Ali sees guard with the mobile and acts to catch idea signal. Kia says not again. Ali says i have an idea, meet me at secret place, I will get phone. Avni asks from where. He asks them to trust friends.
Ali asks guard to give phone and get new one. Guard asks is he saying true. Ali says charity organization are giving new phones to senior citizens, do you think I can lie. Guard says if you act smart, see this stick. Ali says I m doing this for Avni, give phone now, beat me later. He sees phone with tape and asks will this work, I have to tell them if they ask. Guard says it works well, I have put 200rs talktime in this. Ali gets glad.
Avni and Kia get glad. Avni says we got the mobile. Kia calls it ugly. Avni asks Ali how did he get phone. Ali says its my dad’s old phone, call Dayaben, battery is low. Avni says I have to lie again. He says if lie is for good, its forgiven. Kia asks Avni not to think much, but wash hands after using phone. Avni calls Dayaben. Riya answers call. She lies and asks for address to send gifts for Diwali. Riya says sure, write down. Avni writes down the address. Avni gets glad. Ali says I will return phone and meet you later. Avni thanks Ali. Ali says anything for you, and goes.
Dayaben tells Ashish that living for family is waste, this sorrow was left to see, you have shown this sorrow too. She says you went to that woman, even if mum dies or alive. He says I agreed to you, what else you want. She says stop calling them family, I m not blaming you, everyone do mistakes but have to rectify it, I fired that maid, I was angry, now I have sent Ketan to get maid back, person does mistakes by flowing in emotions, you did same by making relation with Asha, now rectify mistake.
She promises she will send them money for their living, you give me smiling Ashish. She asks him to smile. He looks at her. She says you know me, I can remove them from your life easily, which you don’t want. She threatens him about harming Asha and Avni, and asks him to be happy, till them their breath will run. He gets shocked and smiles with tearful eyes. Dayaben smiles.