At haveli all the ladies have gathered for mehendi function, some are dancing and music is being played. Bhavri bhojai has also joined. All Singh females (minus Anandi) are sitting and watching and enjoying. Gulli enters and announces that Shekhar's have sent Mehendi. Gulli and Asha then escort Anandi downstairs, who is looking very pretty in an Orange & Green Ghaghra-choli.
All eyes are very happy to see her. She seeks blessings from Ds and Sumi. Ds comments, that the Mehendi from Shekhar's may not be as good as that of Singhs but it has lot of love from her would-be and her MIL. A shys away.
A lady starts to put mehendi on Anandi, but she requests her to wait for sometime. She wants to wait for the widow/divorcee girls. Ds explains to A that it is meaningless to wait for those girls as their parents won't have enough courage to send their daughters. Anandi argues saying that she is confident that these girls will attend, after all they are being deprived of happiness, for no fault of theirs. After a bit of to & fro arguments, A reveals that she has sworn that she will not put mehendi, until all those girls get a chance. Sumi also tries to explain, but A is firm about her decision.
Just then Suman's mother bring Suman to put Mehendi. She says she has dared enough to take a big step, but has done it for A's sake. All other girls follow, and A is very happy. All girls happily start putting Mehendi on each other.
At CH also, it is a very pretty atmosphere. Saanchi puts Shagun ki mehendi to Shiv but with a puffed face. She is about to walk away when Ira asks her to put mehendi for herslef. Saanchi replies irritatedly that she can't be forced for everything. Already she is wearing indian dress and that should be enough. Mahi lightens the atmosphere and all others convince Saanch to get Mehendi done. She agrees.
At haveli finally A it is A'sturn to put Mehendi. She starts with feet first. Suddenly Gehna feels thirsty and is looking for someone who could give her water, because she has mehendi on her hands. Bhawri takes this opportunity to tease Basant in front of all ladies,Basant makes Gehna drink water and all ladies laugh.
Anandi asks DS to put mehendi on her hands. All shocked, Ds protests that being a widow, she cant do it. It will be unfateful. A convinces her that it will be a blessing for her, after all A has got this second chance & happiness in life only because or DS. All look convinced.
Voice over: In our society, always women have been victim of social & cultural norm, which take away their happiness. A social worker will always aim at putting an end to such tortutorous customs.
Pre-cap: Ds is convinced, and is happily putting Mehendi on A's hands. A says, all widows of their village have got mehendi on, except for one.
Edited by Missesha - 27 November 2012 at 8:31am