Posted: 15 November 2004 at 9:09am | IP Logged
Simran and Mr. Mathur are talking to the bua exchanging diwali wishes. She tells Simran to do tika to Saurabh on her behalf. Saurabh tells her how much he misses her and the Jija as they had gotten so used to their being around. She asks Saurabh how Simran is doing. Saurabh tells bua that Simran is holding up very well. Bua tells him to be very supportive towards Simran.
Some Akshay is coming to get the Bhai dooj tika done and he loves paneer. Simran is telling Shaguna to get it by hook and crook.
Simran is doing tika to Saurabh for bhai dooj on behalf of bua. Rashmi is also there. Suddenly Abhi's mom comes in with the small boy Samar (Anandi's son) to get him tika from Astha. She hands over sweets on behalf of Samar. She tells Simran that since Vivek has got a job abroad, there is no certainty when next Samar would get an opportunity to get tika done from Astha. Simran assures her that Astha would send him the Rakhi and bhai dooj tika without fail every year since distance does not diminish the value of relationships and this is a brother-sister relationship.
Riya Sen is in the jailer's office. He repeatedly asks her for coffee, she refuses repeatedly and then tells him to go out since she wants to talk to Urmila alone. Urmila walks in jailer walks out.
She tells her that she is Riya Sen the public prosecutor and she will be cross examining her in court. But she needs to know more about her. She then asks her what made her leave Manas for Ashwin. Urmila does not say anything. Riya then asks her to forget it and then asks her that now she says she is being exploited, so by whom, who all are there with her. Urmila is again silent. Riya tells her that she was very forthcoming with the journalist, is it because he was a friend of her ex-husband's? She is becoming very agitated and questions are coming in thick and fast. Urmila quietly tells her that she is looking very restless and that Urmila will answer all her questions but in court in front of a judge and she walks out. Riya looks impressed.
Abhi is in the publisher's office, where he has taken a job. The boss asks him whether he would have taken on the job had it not been his need for an outlet for Musafir's column. Abhi says yes, since he felt that this paper was on the side of truth and worked for bringing society's ills in front of the public.
Abhi is standing in front of Neha and has her hand in his. He talks to her in a serious tone. He tells her that it is because she is with her that he is able to do what he is doing. He has made a l lot of mistakes to get to where he is. He needs a lot of support. Alone he can do nothing. But he needs her support. However, he does not want to do anything by making her unhappy or sad. And this is very important to him. Neha tells him that she understands, she is not upset just worried. Abhi tells her that is ok. She can worry since that is her right but nothing will happen to him. He then tells her that he will be back shortly, he is going to court. Neha looks pensive.
He is going out of the door when his father walks in and tells him how much his column was being appreciated in the park. His father felt so proud of him and wanted to shout out that Musafir is none other than his son. Both hug emotionally, Neha is standing a little way back.
Court is convened. Urmila is shown in the witness box. She gives her testimony about how she was asked to please the officers against a good character certificate and reduced sentence. The lawyer tells the court that this is not an isolated case but has happened to several other females. Riya Sen objects and tells the lawyer that if he has any proof he should put it forth. That these are not innocent females they have been in jail for heinous crimes. The lawyer tells her that it is no reason to exploit them in prison. She tells the court that the only reason this case is before the court is because of Musafir. Brings forth whole lot of relations about Abhi being Simran's ex-husband and Manas being her very good friend. Ultimately she tells the court that the case is baseless.
Case is carried over to next hearing.