Posted: 08 November 2004 at 9:15am | IP Logged
Neha has a wild look in her eyes. She tells Abhi that she wont let him go anywhere. While first he did not tell her anything and now he has done so only after she asked him. She wont allow him to take such risks and that Simran is only using him for her own ends. Abhi gets angry and tells her that she i.e. Neha had started it by using him for Poonam's case, how is this different. And his aim is not to help Simran but the women who are trampled by society and to try to get them some justice. He tells Neha not to get involved in things if she cannot do it constructively. He storms out of the room.
Abhi's father comes in while Neha is sitting on the bed quietly shedding tears. He tells her that he heard their argument and feels that Neha is wrong. She should be strengthening Abhi's resolve in this task and not weakening him. They too that is Abhi's parents know how risky the project is but they trust their son and see that he has a mission in life and they respect that. He tells Neha to help him.
Simran is sitting with Mr. Mathur who is sarcastically talking about the risk that Abhi is taking. He tells her that he too could have done something. In fact he can still revive the Helpline even though the Jija is not around. Phone rings.
Abhi calls up Simran telling her about Neha's outburst and her stubbornness in not letting him go to the jail tomorrow. She sympathizes with him but tells him that he must respect Neha's feeling and that they will find some other way, Neha comes out and takes the phone from Abhi's hand and tells Simran that she wont come in the way but will help Abhi in getting ready for the project.
Manas calls Abhi while Abhi is getting ready to go for his appointment at the prison. Manas thanks him for the risk he is taking and tells him that if he needs any help he should let him know. Abhi tells him that this is nothing in comparison to the risk Urmila is taking. Manas agrees. Hearing an emotion in his voice, Abhi tells Manas that looks like he still loves Urmila. Manas prevaricates. Abhi tells him that human relationships are very strange. It is only after divorcing Simran that he himself realized the distance in their relationship. Neha is listening to this conversation.
Abhi is in the prison meeting the Jail Superintendent (JS). JS tells him that he wont be allowed to shoot. Abhi shows him the permission, but the JS is adamant. Abhi cajoles him by telling him that he wants to do a feature on the hardworking people like him and how the JS never gets any recognition for his work but only blame if things go wrong. The JS's ego is flattered and he tells Abhi that he may shoot but will have to get everything approved by him before publishing. Abhi is more than willing to accept this condition.
Abhi is shooting picture in the prison with a couple of police officers accompanying him. An officer comes and tells him that the JS is calling him for lunch. He tells him that he would prefer to use the time shooting the place where the prisoners cook food. The accompanying officer tells him that this wont be possible since that section holds the prisoners under life imprisonment and he wont be allowed, he tells him that they will go elsewhere.
Simran enters Manas's room and is very worried. They talk about Abhi's project and hope that things are going as per plan. Neha calls up Simran asking whether Abhi has called up Simran. Simran says no, but that she should not worry as soon as there is any news she will inform her. Manas tells Simran to call up Abhi if she is so worried.
Cut to prison, Abhi enters the restricted area in spite of police telling him not to and starts taking photos. Urmila is sitting making some cane baskets. Abhi goes there and tells Urmila to pose with the baskets, he tells the police accompanying him to clear some other area and sends them there on that pretext. Meanwhile Simran's call comes in and Abhi talks to her as if it was his editor and tells her that he has what he came for and just needs to get the jailer's interview. Urmila tries to put some papers in Abhi's bag, on the second try she succeeds but one of the jail personnel sees her and feels that she was trying to get something out of the bag. The jailer asks her what she was doing. Urmila tells them that she stole nothing, they get heavy handed but Abhi stops them and tells them that he will check his bag and he checks his bag and tells them that nothing is missing. They tell him not to go by the innocent faces of the prisoners.
Simran call Neha and tells her that she has spoken to Abhi and that he gave a cryptic message saying that he is ok.
Abhi comes to the men's section where the cane work is going on. They tell him that he can take as many photos here as they want. Shaguna's husband Shankar sees Abhi and while the prison guard goes to comb his hair since Abhi told him that he would take his photos and publish them. Shankar comes towards Abhi and while Abhi is shooting pics he tells him that he knows that Dr. Manas has sent him. He tells him that he know the names of the people who exploit the women and he too is one of them. That he has the names written down. There are twelve of them. He gives a piece of paper to Abhi. Abhi tells him that he will not print his name but Shankar insists that he must since this is the first time he is doing something good. And it is for Dr. Simran whom he reveres. That she is a great person and has done lots for him and Shaguna. Then he tells Abhi that he did wrong by marrying again. He does not know what he has lost in Dr. Simran by marrying someone else.