In their bedroom, Sunil
and Madhavi are discussing Madhavi's encounter with Khanak,, ,,
Sunil: Kya baat ho sakti
Mad: Pata nahin,,,, lekin
maine usse itni upset pehle kabhi nahin dekha
Sunil: Yeh Shaan ne tho
kuch nahin kaha na usse, agar aisi baat hai, tho uski khair nahin
Mad: Nahin Sunil, I don't
think it is Shaan, tum tho use dekh hi rahe ho'I mean come on, Shaan ki nazar
tho Khanak se hatthi hi nahin '.,,,,he is crazy about her,,,mujhe lagta hai
Dhulwaadi se kuch buri khabar aayi hai
Sunil: Hmmm'ya shayad
Khusboo ne usse kuch kahan ho?
Mad: Khusboo???!!! Woh usse kya kahegi aur kyun kahegi??
In their bedroom, Khusboo
was pestering Akki..,,,,
Boo: Main kissise kya
kahoongi aur kyun kahoongee??
Akki: (smiling and
pinching her nose) Kyunki tumhari pet mein koyi baat pachti nahin
Boo: (mocks and turns
away) Chalo chodo,,,, theek hai,,, mat batao,,,anyway tum dono bhai kya baat
karoge ek doosre se???Ladkiyon ke baare mein,,, aur kya??
Akki: (smiles and turns
her face towards him) So tho hai,,,lekin iss bar,,,twas just one girl,,,
As Akki finishes relating
his conversation with his brother to Boo,,,,they hear voices from Shaan's
They step out to see
Sunil and Madhavi also at the doorstep of their own bedroom,,, each one raising
their eyebrows at each other and shrugging shoulders in response.
And in their bedroom,
Shaan: (blistering and
waving hands) Wah!! Tho tum Sunny se mil chooki ho?? Aur tumne yeh baat mujhse
Khanak: (yelling back
with equal fervor) Baat tho aapne bhi chupayi'
Shaan: Haan,,, kyunki mujhe
darr tha aur main tumhe khona nahin chahta tha'
Khanak: Darr tho mujhe bhi tha
Shaan: Tumhe kis baat ka
darr,,, ki kahin main Sunny ko bhi maar daloonga'.
Khanak (glaring): Shaantanu ,,,Bas
kijiye,,,Bahut bol liya aapne,,,,,,,Aapne kabhi mere nazariye se socha bhi
hai,,,,,, Sunny ka chehra Suraj se milta hai,,, wohi Suraj jo mera pehla pyaar
tha,,,wohi suraj jo mere patti the,,,,wohi suraj jiske saath maine kasme liye
Shaan: (shouting and grabbing her towards him) MAT LO '.Mat lo'.MAT LO uska naam'suraj MAR chukka hai'MAIN
tumhara pati hoon'aur jab bhi tum uska naam leti ho,'Main pal pal marta
hoon'mat lo uska naam!!! (letting go of her...closes his eyes for a second and turns around)
Fuming and hurting, Shaan
grabs the blanket and pillow from the bed and turns to leave the room'.
Khanak: Aap kahan jaa
rahe ho?,,,.,,Maine apni baat poori nahin ki,,,,,
Shaan: (shaking his head)
Nahin sunna mujhe tumhari koyi baat!
Khanak: Lekin aap jaa kahan
Shaan: Sone jaa raha hoon
Shaan: Study mei aur kahan
Khanak: Study mei kyoon?
Shaan: Kyunki jis Sofe pe main sota hoon, use tumne study
mein rakh diya
Khanak: Maine nahin,,,woh
tho Dharam bha aur Hari bha ne'
Shaan: Haan haan'Kya sofe
ne kahan tha Dharam aur Harilal se ke'"aao aao mujhe study mei le jaao"
Khanak: (sits down on the
edge of the bed) Tho Jaiye na,,,roka kisne hai,,,,jaiye jaiye'
Shaan :' Of course Jaunga!
And just to let you know' Jo baat Sofa mein hain'woh'(tucking the blanket under
his armpit and the waving his hand over the bed),,, isme kahan!!!!
(leaves banging the
bedroom door behind him)
Outside,,,,he watches his
parents and brother scurry back into their rooms, while his bhabi looks at him
with a disapproving look'.,,,,Shaan responds with an obligatory roll of eyes.
Khanak: (to the closed
door) ,,,Bhagwaan kare aapko neend na aaye,,,(turns towards the bed, lying down
over it mutters),,, Sofa nahin meri saut hai,,,.(then looks over the side table
at Shaantanu's photo, takes it and hugs it),,,,Aaap samajhte kyun nahin???
In the study, Shaan
tosses and turns on the blessed sofa, sits up talking to himself animatedly
"Samajhti kyun nahin???
Kya woh ek baar bhi nahin keh sakti ki kaun Suraj? Main tho Suraj ko bhool
chukee hoon,,,, Shaantanu,,,aapne meri zindagi mein itni khushiyaan bhar diye,,,,ki
main aapki hoon hamesha ke liye,,,,,Itna mushkil hai kya yeh sab kehna??? Yeh 'I
love you' thodi hai,,,,, Yaar,, yeh Suraj ko bhi marna kyun tha,,,, marke woh
tho bada hero ban gaya,,, woh bhi MERI biwi ki nazroon mein!!, Chodo yaar,,.,,,
, mujhe kissise baat nahin karni,,,,,mujhe sona hai'"
Saying so, he lies back
on the sofa,,,he turns over,, turns some more,,,and then finally tosses his
blanket off,,,,gets up,,, and walks towards their bedroom and pushes open the
door,,, switches on the bed light to see his wife fast asleep clutching his
photo frame. He smiles, kisses her forehead,,,,,she stirs a little and
mutters,, "Shantanu",,,, He stills,, and then runs his hand over the face and says softly,,,.."Kya tum mujhe maaf nahin karogee
Khanak?",,,, She clutches his photo even closer,,,or so he thinks, but it is
not his imagination when she mutters,," I love you,",,, he grins and walks back
to the study,,,,sits on the sofa and fists to himself a childish "YES"!!! and
turns himself in ' to a blissful night's sleep'one which does not wake him up
in a cold sweat.
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