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We are still at the scene of the crime. Simran is
hysterically searching for Aastha and crying. Shaguna has tears rolling down
her face. Simran is holding on to Abhi and shouting that they need to go to the
Police immediately. Abhi leaves her and finds a couple of Sardars in the
distance and enquires about the location of the nearest Police Station. They
tell him to call 999. Abhi dials the number and a police car is shown screaming
on its way towards the scene. The policemen tell them to come to the Police
Station and bring a photograph of the child. Simran calls Saurabh from the car
and through her tears, explains what happened with Aastha. Saurabh is shocked and promises to get
a picture of Aastha to the Police Station ASAP. She then rests her head on
Abhi's shoulder and starts sobbing Abhi's eyes are moist.
At the Police Station, the family is rallying around
Abhi-Simran. The police sees pictures of Aastha and an order is passed to flash
them at all police stations. Simran asks in a broken voice why anyone would do
such a thing. The police then want to question the maid. Shaguna gets jittery
and Abhi assures her it's only to ask her a few questions. The policeman agrees
to let Foofaji accompany Shaguna. A scared Shaguna is led off into a small
office where they ask her if anyone was around her at the time of the incident.
Foofaji translates. They asks her if she suspects anyone at all. Shaguna denies
knowing anything and starts shaking with fear and begging them to let her go – I have not done
anything, I don't know anything!! They let her go.
Outside, Saurabh wonders aloud who can be their enemy in a
strange place. Bhua tries to be reassuring that the police will try and contact
them soon. Abhi says that he wants to go back and search again. Simran insists on
coming with him. Bhua asks them to take the car. Once again, Simran and Abhi
start on their wild goose chase, showing everyone Aastha's pictures and asking
them about her. No one gives them any hope. They are tired and restless and
weak from crying and then it's night-time – Simran lays her head on Abhi's
shoulder and they start the long journey home with a sinking heart. They are
both in their private agonies but manage to give each other silent support.
Harsh and Catherine had returned home when Bhua informed
them of the incident on the phone. Harsh is in disbelief. Bhua tells Catherine
that Simran-Abhi have gone to search the streets again. At that moment Shaguna starts
crying loudly and Bhua asks her, not unkindly - ab kya hoga rone-dhone se?
There is a flash on Zee News channel – a missing person's report on Aastha
giving details like mother's name and phone number to contact in case of any
information. Everyone huddles around the TV and look terribly dispirited.
Simran arrives home. She is so drained out with the crying, she can hardly stand. Catherine rushes to support her and leads her to the bedroom. Saurabh gives Abhi a pained look. In the bedroom, Catherine helps Simran to the bed and goes to fetch a glass of water. Simran sits there holding her head in her hands and crying her heart out. Shaguna enters and and puts her head on Simran's knee, crying all the while. It's a very touching scene, where they are both crying, Shaguna pleading silently for forgiveness. When Shaguna puts her hand on Simran's knee, Simran brushes it off and goes over to the window, sobbing loudly. Shaguna, already overburdened with guilt, starts crying harder. Catherine comes in with some water but Simran doesn't accept it. Catherine offers it to Shaguna who starts talking about killing herself for what has happened… Catherine comforts her in her arms and promises her – we WILL find her!
In the living room, the family is discussing the episode.
Bhua says Simran is not talking and Shaguna is blaming herself for everything.
Saurabh says well, she should, considering she's responsible!! Bhua chides him that
Shaguna is feeling every bit as sad as the rest of us, maybe even more because
she was the one with Aastha when it happened. Foofaji says Bhua is right, and
that they need to be more patient.
Abhi is sitting by himself on a sofa, eyes covered with his hands. Bhua comes in and sits next to him and says that she can understand his pain. She says she has no words even to give comfort, but that he shouldn't lose hope. She tells him Simran is very upset and only you can sambhalo her. Abhi shakes his head and says he cannot sambhalo anyone. He blames it on his own karmon ka phal. Bhua tells him not to blame himself and he shouts, what else should I do? He is crying and says defeatedly, I cannot live without Aastha – I can't do it, nahin hoga. Bhua takes one look at his set face and leaves the room. Once in the living room, she can't stop the tears from rolling down her face. Harsh asks what happened. Bhua sobs that they have been most insensitive and cruel and forgot all about Abhi. After all, he too has lost a daughter but we were too busy comforting Simran to spare a thought for him. Seeing his mother upset, Harsh starts blaming his own stubborn hankering to have Abhi-Simran over for the wedding. He leaves the room looking distressed. Foofaji follows Harsh while Saurabh stays behind to comfort Bhua. Bhua runs off weeping.
Back in Mumbai, Abhi's mother is watching Gudiya's yelling
with a distressed face. She has tears in her eyes and Abhi's father is trying
his best to reassure her. He chides her for ignoring Gudiya's wails. Abhi's
mother insists that he call Abhi for the latest on Aastha. His father is
reluctant to do it but gives in to her persistent demand. He tells her with
irritation not to keep crying and that there is nothing they can do. Abhi's
cell rings and his father asks if there are any developments. Abhi says no. His
mother takes the receiver and starts wailing – yeh kya ho gaya? Dad scolds her for bothering Abhi. Abhi
asks how Gudiya is and his father replies that she is OK and being taken care
of. He asks Abhi to take care of Simran and call on any further news. They hang
up. Abhi's mum keeps crying – kya beet rahi hogi mere bachche pe? Husband
replies that the police is trying, they will find her. She laments about her
bachcha's never ending stream of problems – just when he was getting over Neha,
there's another disaster to contend with – God knows what is in his kismet....
Ten days later, we're back at the Police Station. Harsh is asking the officer if there is any news – it's been 10 days now! The officer reassures him that they are on the job and to take it easy. Abhi asks what they should do now and he replies that they will let them know when they have any new information. Harsh says that all airports, railway stations, taxi stands etc. have Aastha's photograph emblazoned on the walls. Simran says simply that she wants Aastha. Saurabh tells her gently that they are trying, that we are all here for you. Simran says – so? I will not go back to India without my daughter. Everyone is surprised to hear this and an agitated Abhi asks how many days they should stay on in the UK. Simran simply says that she doesn't care about the others, she only knows that she is NOT going back without her daughter and walks out. The rest stare after her in disbelief.
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