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Shan got away from the
trance, took out his phone, folded his fist n with other hand, just showed the
phone to khanak, signaling her to ask whether he should pick d phone or not,
khanak was feeling so shy n blushing, dat all she would do was only nod her
head. Shan moved back, picked the phone, it was from Varun, one of the actors
from their show. Varun was asking Shan about his whereabouts, who on the other
side was just stammering, compelling poor Varun at last to end the call in
Shan, was also feeling
shy and he walked near to khanak , keeping both his hands in his pockets, he
" Khanak, woh Varun aur Diya were asking about us..i mean
they were calling us…toh shal we go inside"
Khanak looked at him,
she shrugged her shoulders. Shan looked at her-" waise would u mind if we go out
for a drive…I mean, don't wry I will drop u home, if it gets late."
Khanak thought for a while. Though her mind was
telling her to go back inside, but her heart was forcing her to spend more time
with shan, finally her heart won. She gave her consent to shan's offer .
Khanak had come to the party with Meghna and Ayan.
She called Meghna, to tell her she is goin out with shan.
Initially the drive was
a silent one. Khanak was feeling shy and she was just looking outside the
window.Finally Shan broke the silence and said- " so, Khanak , where should we
Khanak- " as u wish"
Shan-" hmmm..no u tell,
where do u wanna go"
Khanak-" marine drive
Shan-" marine drive!…I
thought any restaurant"
Khanak-" nahi, I want
to spend time in open air….aaj mujhe bahut khushi ho rahi hai"
Shan looked at her ,
for what she said in the last line. He said-" kyun?"
Khanak realized what
she has just said, she softly murmered-" I don't know"
Shan smiled-" okk, phir
lets go to Marine Drive"
They drove to Marine
Drive. They got down from the car. Though it was evening time, yet the place
was shining n glittering .
Now both were walking
on the pavement, initially they were walking at a distance from each other..
Shan- " so u like dis
Khanak-" yeah..its so
beautiful..i just love it"
Shan-" khanak, is jagah
ke sath aaj mausam bhi kuch acha lag raha hai..don't u think so………I mean I
never thought I would be walking here
They stopped at a point.
They were glancing at the sea.
Khanak looked at shan,
den towards the sea-" haan, Shan..i never thought hum dono istarah, yahan pe is
mausam ka maza lenge……….thanks Shantanu, for making me feel happy, I m feeling
relaxed, aise lag raha hai jaise dil se koi bada bhoj uttar gaya hai……….thank u
Shan turned to look at
her, she had tears in her eyes. He wiped her tears. She rested her head on his shoulder, He
gently kissed her on the forehead. He held her hands.
Now both were walking,
this time hand in hand. They were chatting, speaking about themselves, their
lives. They shared all their secrets dat evening and were so busy in each
other's company that they didn't realized it was already 11 in the night.
Finally khanak announced they should be going to home.
Shan and Khanak were
now in the car.
Shan-" so, u enjoyed
course…….thanks to u"
Shan-" arey yaar….stop thanking me"
okk…waise can I ask u 1 thing……u r d only son of a business tycoon..phir why
are u struggling in this industry"
Shan-" good question,
woh kya hai ki bachpan mein mere mama ji ne mujhse kaha tha, beta this life is
very short..do something which makes not only u happy, but all the others, the
Khanak-" that sounds
great…ur uncle must have been a kind hearted guy"
Shan-" arey nahi, aage
ka toh suno………..he said beta, hamare Hindustan mein sirf teen tarah ke log hai,
jo chahe kuch bhi paap karle, phir bhi public unhe bhagwan se kam nahi samajhti
Khanak was amused, she
asked-" aur who teen log kaun hai"
Shan-" 1. Actors, 2.
Pandit , 3. Cricket player…………aab option 2 and 3 toh main ban nahi saka, so I
opted for option 1."
Khanak could help
laughing at Shan's statement..She said-" u mean to say, u wanted to become a
actor, to become God in people's eyes"
Shan-" dekha, galat
samajh liya na mujhe……….yaar, I want to be famous, but I want to be in good
books of the public…agar main business mein chala gaya n start making profits
out of other's hard work, and in turn get curses for not paying them well for
their contributions, den what is the point of being famous and rich…………I mean
mere dad ko hi dekh lo..he is rich, famous..but not in good books of people"
Khanak was now stunned,
she looked at Shan-" Shantanu Khandelwal, do u realize what are u saying……….u r
Shan now blushed- "
really, khanak, waise do u realize what u said just now.."…He turned towards
her, one hand at the steering and other hand pulling her towards her.
He said in a husky
voice- " kaho na jo abhi kaha"
Khanak blushed, she
managed to free herself- "will you stop now, mera ghar aagaya hai"
Shan stopped the car.
Khanak got down, but as she about to go, Shan called behind her- " Khanak Shah,
u are forgetting something"
Khanak stopped, before
she could turn back, she felt Shan behind her. He was so close to her that she
could feel his breath. A chill ran down her spine, she closed her eyes. Shan
bend down and whispered to her ears-" Good night and bye bhi nahi bologi,
manners nahi hai kya"
Khanak opened her eyes
and turned back, Shan stepped back, shrugged his shoulders. Khanak gave him a
smile. She said- " good night Shantanu…byee…thanks…."
Shan didn't let her
finish her sentence, put a finger on her lips, and kissed her on the cheeks and
said- " good night"
Both khanak and Shan
were very happy. They had a sound sleep in their respective homes, with
But the next day their
dreams broke, they had to face the reality, the truth which revealed the gap in
their lives, thanks to the news of Girish Khandelwal announcing his son's
wedding with the Anwesha, the one and only daughter of Ashok Agarwal. Khanak
saw the news in the newspaper, and also in the news channel. She was upset, she knew that this girl , Anwesha was Shan's
When Shan heard about
the news, he tried to protest and argue, but his father made him quite and
instead decided to give a press conference.
In the press
conference, he officially announced the marriage date- it was exactly 1 week
after the present date. Shan was shocked, he couldn't think of anything to
say…he had always been scared of his father..even his mom was more a dutiful
wife, then being a understanding mother. He wanted to talk to Anwesha directly,
but could not because she was not there at present, and she would be coming
only to India, two days before the marriage date, and if he tries to tell on
phone, it might create a lot of problems.
The only thing which
came to his mind was what would be Khanak's reaction to all these. He wanted to
rush to her, but could not. He called her, but she rejected his call, he kept
on trying, but was unsuccessful everytime.
He went to her home, but either found her house locked, or she didn't
gave any response to his calls.
Shan was now getting
tensed, two days had passed since the announcement and he has now only 5 days
left. Finally the third day, his patience loosed, He went to Khanak's house-
instead of knocking or calling, he kicked opened the door, went inside, yelled
for her name- " Khanak Shah, I want to meet out, come out right now."
There was still no
response, he went straight inside her bedroom, she was sitting on the floor,
her head on the bed. He stopped, his heart sank , seeing her in the condition,
he bend down, tried to touch her, but instead she got up, turned towards him
and looked at him. Shan could clearly see pain in her eyes, the girl had been
crying for the past two days. She was looking pale and weak. Shan wanted to hug her, but before he could say anything,
she stood up, pretended to smile- " Shan , tum yahan…how are you"
Shan-" do u need to ask
me..u are surely the happiest man on earth now, after all u r goin to get hitched with ur childhood
Shan-" see khanak, I
know you are upset for this, but let me explain…"
Khanak cut him in
between-" upset! Aur woh bhi main, off course not, infact I am happy for
Shan-" don't lie…agar
aisi baat nahi hai toh why have you been avoiding me for last two days…na phone
pick karti ho tumhara ghar aata hoon toh darwaja bhi nahi kholti ho…and what
are u saying –congrats ..do u really mean it"
Khanak-" yeah, I mean
it". She tried to go away from there, Shan stopped her. He was being pissed off
now, he said-" khanak, mere sawaal ka jawab do..what were you doing the last
Khanak, trying to free
herself,-" Shan,please leave me…maine kaha na I m happy for u"
Shan, tightening the
grip on her hand-" happy haan, look into my eyes and say it..bolo ki u are not
affected by the news of the marriage, the evening we spend together had no
effect on you, the kiss had no effect on you"
Khanak pushed him away. She almost yelled-" I said
leave me, this is none of ur business, main kya karti hoon and kya nahi".
She looked straight
into his eyes and said-" you have no
effect on me Shantanu Khandelwal, and yeah I m happy for u"
Shan was taken aback.
He couldn't say more. He turned back and went away. He was so angry that he
decided to proceed further with the marriage and leave everything to fate.
The remaining 4 days were the most dreadful and
painful days for both. If for Shan, the only person- Ashka, with whom he shared
was not there, due to some business trip, she had to attend….
On the other hand, even
Khanak was alone, alone in her world, even Meghna had gone to US with her
Husband and child. But Khanak tried to be strong and instead tried to avert her
attention towards other things.
Finally the day of
marriage came..It was sunday,
Khanak was in her home
that day, being a holiday the day seemed to be too long. She was feeling low,
she decided to cheer herself and watch tv. But as she switched the tv, most of
the news channel were busy showing the news of the wedding of Girish
Khandelwal's only son. Khanak felt bad,
she was heartbroken, she switched off the tv, she closed her eyes, she wanted
to cry, but consoled herself, saying-" Khanak , u should be strong"
She got up, went to the
kitchen, tried to cook something, but
was so preoccupied with her thoughts that she ended up burning the food. She
became frustrated , left the kitchen, went to her room, took out a paper, a
pencil and started drawing something…but to her astonishment, she ended up
drawing a portrait of Shantanu. She saw the portrait, her heart beat faster,
she became more frustrated at herself, she tored the paper into pieces. She ran
to the bathroom, opened the tap of the washbasin, leaned forward on the basin,
splashed water on her face, she wanted to get rid of her tears, but could not,
her tears were continuously flowing.
cried to herself-" I hate u shantanu khandelwal, kyun dikhaya mujhe joothe
sapne, jab haqiqat mein tum kisi aur ke ho…bachpan se.. main toh kush thi na,
apne tanhayeen, phir kyun mujhe mehfil ke sapne dikhaya tumne..kyun" .
stood upright, came out of the bathroom, took out her parents photo from the
drawer, spoke to the picture- " aap bhi mujhse pyar nahi karte the na, even I
hate you also.."
She yelled-" yes, I hate u both ..aaplogo ne
mujhe akele is duniya mein chod diya aur khud chale gaye…yeh bhi nahi socha,
how will I live alone..kabhi yeh bhi nahi socha , kaun apki beti ko pyar
dega…kaise rahungi main ,akele , bina kisike pyar ke"
She threw the photo on
the bed, She was now crying and yelling-" nafrat karti hoon main sabse, apne
mom-dad se, Shantanu se, khud se, us bhagwan se—haan I hate u God, why are u
doing this to me….please, I want to be happy..please…mujhe khush rehna hai…"
She fall down on the
floor, clutching the bedsheet.
In Khandelwal residency,
Ashka had now returned. It was 5 in the evening, Guests had already started arriving.
Among them were Varun, Diya, Hitesh and
Adil , who were not only Shan and Khanak's co-actors , but also were Shan's
best pals. Infact , Varun was the first one who had noticed about Shan's
feelings about Khanak. Among the remaining three, Diya was in good terms with
khanak and among Hitesh and Adil, the latter was more smart and quick at giving
solutions, while the former was only interested in only 1 thing- food.
Ashka went to her
brother's room. He was looking handsome , in the bridegroom attire, wearing a cream colour sherwani, with a golden coloured
dupatta. She could clearly see he was not happy. She made him sit on the sofa
and asked him- " looking handsome, little bro..now will ur Highness explain,
what is this drama and fuss all about."
Shan-" ashi! Are you
joking…its my marriage, not a drama"
Ashka-" and tum kisse
shadi kar rahe ho"
Shan-" Anwesha se…"
Ashka-" and kyun"
Shan-" woh.... she is a
nice girl, meri bachpan ki friend hai aur also dad wants that"
Ashka-" and what do you
want…. U think her as ur friend and my dear, do u love her…kyunki tumhe pata hai
shadi nibhane ke liye pyar ki jaroorat hoti hai, sirf dosti ki nahi"
Shan was silent.
" chup kyun ho shan, tell me, I know u don't love her, phir kyun uske sath
shadi karne ja rahe ho"
Shan looked at her in surprise.
Ashka-" now , don't
look at me like that..i know tum kisse pyar karte ho….Varun told me everything"
He went outside and
called for Varun.
Shan-" Kya kaha, tune
Varun-" yehi ki tu
Khanak se pyar karta hai"
Shan-" bakwas hai yeh,
samhja…haan bas thoda attraction tha"
attraction! Shan…tum 5 din se theek se
khana nahi kha rahe ho, apne mein chup-chap rehte ho, you don't sleep at night,
rather awara ladko ki tarah raste mein ghumte ho and u want to make me belive
Shan gave a angry glare
to Varun, because he knew , he and Diya were the ones who told Ashi everything
, on the phone.
Ashka-" stop giving him
angry glares and is baat ko accept karo ki you love khanak"
Shan almost shouted-"
haan, I love her, khud se bhi jyada, she is my life….he softened, tears flowed
from his eyes-" but ashi, but I m confused about…uski ankhein kuch aur kehti
hai and uski jubaan kuch aur."
Ashka-" did you said
you loved her"
Shan-" I kissed her"…he
narrated everything that happened that day.
Ashka gave a slight
laugh at her brother's childness-" Shan, you could say everything to her , and
tum use simple teen words nahi keh paye and you expect her to say her feelings
to you…how can you, she is a girl"
Shan-" par, use mere
ankhon mein pyar bhi toh nahi dikha nahi na"
By then , Diya came to
the room, she just heard what Shanhad said.
-"tum bhi toh dekh nahi
paa, uske ankhon mein tumhare liye pyar…Shan. she loves you..isliye she didn't
even came here..because she can't see you with anyone else other than
herself,and you know it better than us"
Varun, Diya and Ashka
made Shan realize the mistake he was about to make and the fact that Khanak
loves him. Even Shan admits that, admits his mistake of taking decisions in a
fit of rage.
Shan-" Ashi, I think I
should talk to Dad about this"
Ashka-" what! Are you
nuts?....na Dad se kuch kehne ki jarorat hai na hi Anwesha se"
Shan-" phir main kya
Everyone was silent.
After a while, Ashka spoke-" run away"
Shan was stunned and
Ashka-" don't be so
shocked…u heard it right, just go away from here..ajtak tumne wahi kiya jo tumhe
acha laga..jab Dad ki marzi ke khilaf
jake tum acting ko apni proffesion bana sakte ho, then why are you putting your
personal at stake, just for him."
She took Shan's hands
in her hands-" shayad , I m the only sister on earth , to tell her brother to run away from his own marriage… but this is the only way I can think now…Shan ,
mom, dad and mujhse, humsab se jyada, us ladki ko tumhari jarorat hai..she
needs someone besides her, to protect her, to love her..go my bro..pyar se
badke koi rishta nahi hota hai.."
Shan-" par Ashi, kya ek
naye rishte ke liye itne sare rishton ko chodna galat nahi hoga"
Ashi-" u know Shan,hum
apne maa-baap, bhai- behan, sabse bahut pyar karte hain, aur iska kaaran bhi
hai..un sab ke sath humara khoon ka rishta jo hai….par woh ek insaan hai is
duniya mein , jise bhagwan ne sirf hamare liye banaya hai, jise hum khud se bhi
jyada chahte hain, aur jo hume bahut chahta hai., wahi ek rishta hai Shan, jo
koi reasons ya shartein nahi mangta hai, jisme koi khudgarzi nahi hoti hai…………..aur
aisa rishta , tumhara, Khanak ke sath hai…so jao."
Shan smiled, he hugged
Ashi-" u know what…u r the best sister on earth"
Ashi smiled- "
emotional drama band kar, and think what to do"
discussions, finally it was decided that
Shan would go out on the bike with Adil, who was a terrific bike rider. Thus while Diya and Adil, managed to deviate
the attention of security guards towards other things and Ashka managed
everything inside, Adil n Shan drove away on the bike.
However as they reached
the area where khanak lives, Shan
suddenly told Adil to turn back and instead drive to his new flat in Andheri.
Adil was stunned, but could not help much as Shan was adamant..
They reached Andheri,
they were now in front of the flat. On being asked by Adil about Shan's sudden
change of decision, he only got the reply, rather the order of calling Varun,
Diya,Hitesh and Ashka to the place. Everyone came, except Ashka, because she
had to stay back, to handle the situation.
Varun-" now what you
want yaar.. tujhe abhi bhi doubt hai apne pyar pe"
The remaining three
seconded Varun. Shan looked at each one of them , then said- " I want to marry
All the four were
stunned, each would only mutter out-" what!"
Adil-" par dude..you
didn't even proposed her officially"
Diya-" haan, it would
be so early"
koi child marriage kar raha hoon.. and comeon, this is my life, what is this
official and unofficial thing…I love her and I will marry her right now."
Hitesh-" arey par, aaj
hi propose karke aaj hi shadi kaise ho sakti hai yaar"
Shan-" nahi, nahi…pehle
media ko invite karta hoon, phir ek lambi interview dunga ki main Shantanu
Khandelwal apne co-star Khanak Shah se pyar karta hoon, phir media hamari arti
utaregi….phir 6-7 months baad, hamare engagement ki announcement, phir
interview pe interview, thoda gossips n finally 4-5 saal ke baad shadi…yahi
karna chahiye na mujhe..according to you all………….but I m not gonna do anything
like this and main aaj , abhi isi waqt use shadi karna chahta hoon."
Adil-" arey agar woh nahi maani toh..i mean she is a career oriented woman yaar..she won't easily agree for marriage.
Shan looked at him angrily- " look, woh meri heroine hai, and no one knows her better than me, in this whole world."
Diya- " okk..dude, we
give up..aab bolo what should we do now"
better…look, Diya, u go to Khanak's place and bring her here, and please don't
tell her the fact…Varun, you go and
arrange for a nice bridal dress..u r a designer right..i trust you…
Adil, tu jake apne us
lightman, Pangle ko bula, I want some nice decorations here."
Adil-" what about the
priest…I think hume us Shashtri ko bulana chahiye..he charges less, and jaldi
mein shadi bhi nipat jayegi"
Hitesh-" arey main kya
karu, idea…main khane- peene ka
Shan-" Adil, you are
right, I wil call Shashtri, and
Hitesh-bhookad kahin ka, do as you wish"
Diya went to khanak's flat. She rang Khanak's bell. After
some time, Khanak opened the door. She was shocked to see Diya at her doorstep
, at 9 in the night.
Khanak-" Diya!.. tum
Diya- " haan, khanak,
main main woh tumhe le jane ayi hoon"
Khanak-" par kahan"
Diya-" woh, Monisha
maam ne achanak bulaya hai Andheri studio mein..we have to shoot for some
Khanak-" abhi..but she
didn't informed me before"
Diya-" chod na…neeki
karne mein pooch pooch nahi karte..come on get ready"
Khanak was amused at
what Diya said. She was convinced and went inside to get ready, she had wanted
to avert her attention towards other things and this was the best thing.
After sometime, Khanak
came out wearing a knee length pink top and a off-white churidaar. She locked
the door and joined Diya in the car.
Finally they reached
Andheri. Diya stopped the car. But
before Khanak could open the door to get down, Diya stopped her, took out a
scraf from the back seat and tied it on Khanak's eyes, without giving poor khanak even the time to protest. She slowly helped Khanak to get down the car,
escorted her upto some point, but later was stopped by Shan , who signaled her
to go away, Diya slowly took off her hands, went away from there.
Khanak was blindfolded,
without a support, she was about to stumble, wen Shan took her small hands in
his big hands.
Khanak recognized the
touch, her lips parted apart- " Shantanu"
Shan was stunned to see
that, this girl could even feel his touch.
He opened the blindfold. Khanak
slowly opened her eyes.. She looked at Shan, he signaled towards something
else, she looked around, the place was decorated , full of flowers, lights,
with the three letters written everywhere- I Love You.
Khanak was elated, she
felt like being in top of the world..
Shan bend on his knees,
took out a red rose, held it in his hands-" khanak Shah, kya tum abhi isi waqt
Khanak Shantanu Khandelwal banogi…will you marry me right now..i promise to
love you till the end of this universe."
Khanak could not
believe her ears, she was feeling like being in 7th heaven, She
could not say anything, she could just say softly- " Shantanu"
Shantanu got up, he
looked into her eyes, it was filled with love for him and tears. He kissed her
eyes, sucked her tears, said to her-" aaj ankhon ki baton ko jubaan pe ane se
mat roko khanak….say what ur heart says..bolo na khanak"
Khanak could not hold
herself, she hugged Shan tightly and murmured on his chest- " I love you".
Shan held her tightly
for sometime, then slowly broke from the hug and said to her- now, enough of
crying, now go n get ready, come as a bride, as my bride"
Khanak smiled and
blushed, She went with Diya, to the
latter's house, which was in the nearby flat.
Thus , both got
prepared to get together for the whole of their life, not as mere colleagues,
but as two soul-mates.
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