Recap: Donny has discovered Henna's art class accidently and is trying his best to get official admission into that class. Unfortunately things do not seem to be going his way thus far.
11: Kali ko karo talli
Donny is left
standing outside of the administration office. Desperate, he tugs his short
black hair trying to think of some way to get enrolled into the art class. 'New
form toh milne se raha, ab Miss Lovely se hi purane wala waapis lehna hoga' he
sighs not believing how quickly his good luck turned sour. He strides to and
fro thinking vigourously with his tiny brain breaking every speed limit it has
the bike stand, Henna is stood conversing with Hussain. 'Acha Hussain, main
chalti hoon warna meri bus miss ho jayegi' she turns to leave but hussain runs
in front of her. 'Arre par mere bike pe bohat jugah hai. Tum kyun uss purani
gandi si bus mein jaogi?' He smiles knowing he has a valid point. The bus was
far from hygienic, it was overcrowded carrying way more passengers than legally
permitted and immensely noisy with chatter. In short it was enough to make
anyone feel nauseous and drive them crazy with a throbbing headache. Calmly
Henna moves Hussains out off her path. 'kyunki main roz jaati hoon.' She shrugs
not knowing exactly how to answer his question. He frowns as the feeling off
rejection begins to overshadow him. Henna can't help but notice his
desperation. 'Thanks but mujhe aaj lift ki zarurat nahi hai. Hogi toh zarur
poochungi, acha?!'she adjusts the strap off her bag back over her shoulder and
takes a step away from him hope that explanation is enough to solve the problem.
gently holds her arms and swivels her around diverting her attention from the
bus. 'Acha baat toh suno na' he says softly. 'Jaldi karo na Hussain bus nikalne
wali hogi!' she looks at her watch to see how fine she is already cutting it. Hussain
watches with pleasure as the bus drives off behind henna. 'Haan toh main yeh
keh raha tha ki, tum icecream khaogi?' Henna looks at him a little annoyed but
replies courteously. 'Nahi aaj mujhe jaldi ghar jaana hai aur bohat se kaam
pending pade hai.' 'Acha' Hussain replies with a smile. Henna glances over to
look at the bus, but to her surprise it is not there. Realising what just
happened she closes her mouth and turns back to hussain in fury.
Donny is busy
on his phone, Saara sees him in the corridor so approaches him. He motions her
to wait but saara being her loving self interrupts him anyway. 'tumhe kabse
dhoond rahi hoon, ghar nahi jaana aaj Donny?' He looks at her and answers 'abhi
nahi' and continues his conversation. 'Phir kab?' saara persists. Sighing Donny
cuts his call short and looks at saara. 'Abhi mujhe kuch kaam hai, main baad
mein aaonga. Tumhe jaana hai toh jao.' He walks off.
moves away from hussain. 'This is not funny! ab main ghar kaise jaongi?' she
says almost screaming. Hussain motions her to come sit on the seat behind him,
patting it gently. 'Argghh!' is all henna manages to say in frustration. 'Henna
please bura matt maano na, abhi ke liye aa jao.' He rolls his bike forwards a
little trying his luck. Henna gives him a stern look. 'mujhe zabardasti pasand
nahi hai.' Snaps Henna. She leaves hussain and heads back towards the college
building. 'Oh god!' Hussain sighs to himself realising he's pushed henna too
out her phone and calls Amrit. It was an old habit off Amrits; she'd sneak to
the library at the end off the day to use the computers in the library. The net
at home always frustrated her and her brother did nothing considered less then
invading her privacy. Using the library computers was always a safer bet for
her. Busy typing away Amrit glances over at the flashing screen on her phone.
Glad she rembered to put it on silent mode she looks over to see where the librarian
is. 'ufff yahan se toh woh mujhe dekh lehgi' moving the keyboard aside Amrit
picks her phone up and dives behind the nearest bookshelf for cover. 'hello'
she whispers as quietly as possible. Barely able to make out the voice henna
replies 'hi Amrit, kya tum abhi tak college mein hi ho' 'yes' Amrit whispers
keeping her reply as short as possible. 'tum itna dheere dheere kyun bol rahi
ho?' 'library mein hoon' Amrit looks left and right to make sure the librarian
hasn't spotted her. 'acha main wahin aati hoon' she hangs up and increases her
speed briskly making her way to the library.
watches her walk away. 'I'm sorry na' he calls out. Doubtful henna heard he
thinks to himself. 'Shayad apne boyfriend se baat kar rahi hai, ussi se lift
lehgi' He feels angry at himself for blowing it and also extremely jealous at
the same time. Nits walk past, on her way back to the hostel. 'Hussain!' she
calls out. 'Tum yahan kya kar rahe ho ab tak?' she enquires. 'ice cream khaa
raha hoon' he retorts sarcastically still lost in his thoughts. 'kya?' Nits
looks at him confused. Hussain snaps out off it. kuch nahi icecream khaogi
Nits?' 'Ofcourse.' Nit's tired face lights up. Hussain smiles seeing the change
in expression. 'chalo koi toh humse khush hua' he walks with nits to the
icecream parlour a short walk from the college worried still.
Donny and his
gang soon finish discussing how they are to go about completing their mission.
'samjh gaye na sabhi?' Donny clarifies. Saara speaks up 'Maine kya karna hai yeh
toh tum batana bhool gaye!' she looks at Donny in confusion. 'Thats because
you're not part off the plan saara. khudi u came along - uninvited.' he looks
at her with suspicion. 'Arre main toh apne bhai ki help karne aayi thi' she
makes a sad dejected face. Donny ignores her and together with eijoo, arjun and
Garu he makes his way cautiously across the corridor. Saara determined follows
at a distance too. 'hunh! Main kyun peeche rahun? mujhe bhi dekhna hai'
and sits on the computer besides Amrit. 'uff I could kill that hussain.' she
mutters resting her bag on her lap. Amrit turns to her 'Henna aaj tum toh ghar
jaldi jaane wali thi na?' 'pooch mutt yaar sab mere plans kharab kar diya
hussain ne' she explains her version off what's been happening. 'He likes you.'
Amrit replies sternly. She looks back at the computer screen letting henna
digest the information for a few seconds. 'like????' henna says loudly unable
to control her reaction. The librarian looks over and clears her throat
indicating henna and amrit to either pipe down or move their conversation
It's been a
few minutes since Donny and gang had managed to evade teachers and cleaning
staff to reach Miss Lovely's office. Donny is inside searching desperately for
the paper whilst eijoo is on watch just outside the door. Arjun and Garu are
stood at opposite ends off the corridor ready to signal if they see Miss Lovely
approaching.Donny scrumages around. 'shukar hai yahan nahi thi warna plan B
adopt karna padta' he cringes at the thought. 'yeh college meri izzat loot ke
henna walk out off the library and make their way towards the canteen. Amrit
gives henna a moment to think and get over the denial that hussain just wants
to be friends. 'shayad maine hi usse wrong signal diye hai' she looks at Amrit confused. 'ab
woh kaise?' Amrit waits for a full explanation. They get something to drink and
find a comfortable place to sit in the completely vacant canteen. 'kyunki pehle
din maine hi hussain ko bola tha ' Hi! Kya main tumhari partner ban sakti hoon'
henna sighs. 'yeh kab bola tha tumne?' Amrit gasps almost choking on her drink.
'arre art class mein na jab partners ko draw karna tha, paas mein hussain hi
toh baita tha, toh usse pooch liya' she replies deep in thought trying to
connect the dots. 'Acha aur tumhe Lagta hai tumhare yeh kehne se woh lattu
hogaya?' sarcasm rings in Amrits voice. 'Usne meri baat ka ghalat matlab nikal
liya na' henna continues not noticing Amrits tone.
Saara is busy
talking to Garu. Both are stood at the corner off the corridor with Garu
slouching in style against the wall, his hands dug deep into his jean pockets.
Eijoo is watching them from a distance eagle-eyed. 'mujhe hamesha se hi maloom
tha yeh Saara ke peeche pada hua hai' he mutters as he watches. Arjun bored
curls his hands and pretends to be holding binoculars, playing his own zoom in
zoom out game. 'Uh oh!' He turns around and starts singing 'Donny ki
jawaani, dian lootne wali'
Eijoo chuckles at the choice off song. He calls Donny
to get out off there. 'Donny chal na arjun signal deh raha hai!' 'Eijoo bas ek
min shayad iss locked drawer mein shayad ho' donny tries finding the key. 'arre
rehne de donny!!!' eijoo glances back down the corridor and knows it's too late
Miss Lovely is already half way down the corridor. 'hide! aagayi hai, mujhe
faltoo mein phasa diya' Eijoo grits his teeth and quickly closes the office door.
'kahan hide karun ab main?' Donny looks around. Miss Lovely sees eijoo waiting
outside her office and changes her chaal all off a sudden 'ufff sweetu na sahi
toh yeh hot-tu hi chalega' being her desperate self she hurries to Eijoo.
rings. 'ji papa coming coming.' she hangs up. 'Chalo henna tumhe ghar drop kar
dehti hoon. Papa bahar wait kar rahe hai' she picks her bag up. 'Thanks Amrit,
Soch hi rahi thi aaj ghar chal kar hi jaana padega no thanks to hussain.' Relieving
the frown on her face henna follows Amrit.
enjoys the khulfi hussain has brought her chatting endlessly to him. Glumly
hussain converses with her in a polite fashion. A thought flashes before him
all off a sudden 'yeh bhi kahin mujse upset na jo jaaye!' He quickly smiles as
he listens attentively to what Nits is telling him seeing that he can't have
another girl upset with him.
eijaz' Miss Lovely batts her eyelashes. 'Eijaz!' Donny puts his hands over his
mouth to stop his laughter. Donny hadn't heard anyone call Eijoo by his full
name as far as he could remember. Donny had known eijoo all his life and it was
he who had named Eijaz 'Eijoo' as he was unable to pronounce Eijaz in his
earlier years. Donny dives under Miss Lovely's table for cover. 'Loot loh eijoo
ki izzat woh toh waise hi luttata phirta hai' he giggles with joy because for
once it's not him being harassed. 'ji ma'am aap hi ka wait kar raha tha' he
says with much charm. 'oh why why?' she batters her already very battered
eyelashes at him.
He casually leans his back against her office door. 'proposal
laaya hoon aapke liye' he continues. Donny on all fours readjusts his position leaning
his ear closer to hear what eijoo is saying, as he does so his hand glides past
a paper already on the floor. He glances at it. 'arre ma'am aur kiska proposal
laonga aapke liye. Donny ka hi' eijoo smiles a mischievous smiles. 'kyaaa?' Miss
Lovely manages to reply almost fainting. 'What!' donny screams in a quite
whisper as he bangs his head against the table in a hurry to make an escape. He
grabs the paper that brushed his hand 'mil gaya yeh eijoo mujhe fazool mein
baich raha hai' he looks around the room and spots a small window. 'yahan se
khood jaonga lehkin is aunty ko paas nahi aane dunga' he tugs ferociously at
Just then the
office door opens and donny dives under the table. Miss lovely and eijoo come
Donny motions to eijoo that he has the paper and to not proceed with their
plan. Eijoo not noticing Donny's gestures continues. It's not long before Arjun, Saara and Garu are stood peeping into the
office. Donny holds his head thinking this is gonna go on now for quite some
time he buries his head in his arms and sits tightly squashed in the small
space under Miss Lovely's table.
Miss lovely is jumping with joy 'Main Donny ke ghar jaake uske parents se baat
karun?' she asks eijaz without hearing a single thing further about this
proposal. The three jokers standing in the doorway burst out laughing whilst Donny's
jaw drops to the floor. Eijoo chuckles 'nahi ma'am waisa proposal nahi hai' the
Laddoo inside her stop phutting all off a sudden. 'phir kaisa proposal laaye ho
eijaz?' she gives eijoo a very confused look. 'Actually ma'am Donny ne kaha tha
ki baat batane se pehle main aapko yeh gift doon' he removes a bottle of very
mature whiskey from his bag. It was a really strong and expensive brew one off
the finest amongst Donny's father's collection. Saara gasped recognising the
bottle. 'Donny, you chor!!!' She whispers as quietly as possible. Donny rustles
his hand through his hair thinking that's a bottle gone to total waste.
eyes are fixed completely on the bottle. It was a well known fact around the
college that Miss Lovely was not one that could hold her drink particularly
well. Many students had talked about the scenes she had created at college
events and parties over the years. If these rumours were anything to go by this
plan was bound to work for sure. Eijoo pours a bit into a plastic cup and hands
it over to miss lovely. After slight hesitating she extends her arm and accepts
the glass. Eijoo not holding back pours some for himself. He knew the quality
off the alcohol on offer here and he was not going to miss out regardless off
whom accompanied him in drinking.
'Haan toh kya
Baat thi eijaz?' Miss Lovely asks highly intrigued by the words that have been
coming out of eijoo's mouth. 'ma'am ab baaton mein kya rakha hai aap donny ka
gift enjoy kijiye na' he tops up her glass
again and again enjoying the quiet swig here and there himself.
jayegi yeh toh pyaasi behns' Donny rolls his head back trying to shake off the
cramps in his neck from sitting snugly compressed against the sides of the
outside her house. She thanks Amrit's dad for the ride home and the lively
chatter it had really helped divert her attention. Henna had always been fond
off his talks especially his tips on how to dodge the bullet, in other words
his wife. She waves to Amrit and gestures she will call her later on to
continue the conversation they were having earlier. Amrits waves back in mutual
agreement as she and her dad set off. Smiling henna turns and heads inside.
By now Arjun,
Garu and Saara have joined in the mini party. Donny observes them, gritting his
teeth. 'yeh log toh iss 'Unlovely' ke hi dost lag rahe hai' Miss Lovely is the
centre off attention singing love songs about Donny whilst the others mock her drunkenness and laugh helplessly.
It's not long before Eijoo and Garu hoist Miss Lovely up onto her desk and she
dances, swaying without rhythm. Unable to bare the ruthless banging off her
heels over his head, Donny plans his escape. He gets on all fours and attempts
to literally crawl out of the problem. Just as he nears the door Garu nudges Saara.
'Dekho donny ki halat' he urges her bursting into laughter. As soon as he does
so he realises that was a bad move as all eyes are now on donny and Donny's
eyes are firmly fixed on Garu - full off anger. 'Oops' Garu gulps trying to fade
into the background. Before Donny can say anything to Garu, Miss lovely is
already sitting on top off donny. He tries his best not to buckle under her
weight. Donny looks on unimpressed by the turn off events.
inside shutting the front door firmly behind her. 'Atleast hussain se toh jaan
chooti!' she sighs relieved that she didn't let him force his way into dropping
her home. Henna wasn't a person that liked accepting favours from other people
let alone forceful favours. She liked being very independent. Just as she takes
a step towards her room an angry voice comes booming behind her. 'kaun tha
woh?' it demands. Wide-eyed henna stops in her tracks.
Will poor Donny survive the elephant on his back? Or will she crumple him? Will Henna overcome the trouble on the horizon for her?