Today is the big day . I will be travelling to Mumbai and start a new life .
Khushi : Yes Nicky ji . I have the tickets with me . Thank you.
Nicky : We are hoping to see you here soon . Take care bye .
Khushi : ji bye .
I checked if everything is properly packed or not .
I don't know why but Bua ji isn't traveling . She has to but after that Mandir incident Bua ji dropped suddenly . She said she will come after a few days .
Khushi : Bas Ek hi bag ? Amma hum zindagi bhar vah rahenge ... Aur aap Ek bag ke saat vah aa rahe ho ?
Amma : Bua ji will get all the other stuff don't worry .
We reached the airport and boarded our plane . Amma soon drifted off to sleep . I took that picture banner that Mahira gifted me with .
I was observing each and every detail of the picture . And those details did nothing but take me to that world where you get to live your past .
All the memories swirled before my eyes .
The first time I saw him , the instant attraction I felt towards him , the sorrow which engulfed me when I got to know he talks to so many girls , the happiness when I used to talk to him everyday , those feelings which never let me sleep properly , those feelings which never let me be myself . And that part of my life where I felt dejected , the day I got to know about his relationship with Swathi , the way I broke down . The way I used to get lost in him .
Those days when he ignored me to a level where I felt insulted . Those days when I never got eyes full of sleep just thinking if him again and again crying , those days where I questioned myself for the state and the path my life is leading me to . Those days when I cursed myself for loving him so badly . And that day where I decided to move on .
And those recent days when I first met him and those feelings which I tried to suppress started to bloom for a momentary . That night when he touched me for the first time , the night I felt so uncomfortable , the night where I went through so many emotions , the night when we actually opened up after many years , the night where we actually had a proper talk . The night when I called him ' Arnav ji ' for the first time .
From then our most complicated journey where we had our ego clashes , where I turned so stubborn that I couldn't even acknowledge that he loves me !
I leaned back on my seat with a small smile . I closed my eyes . All these are memories . There's nothing which can get me back to Arnav . I don't really know. If we are meant to be .
We reached Mumbain in no time . Well it actually took 2 hours or less . I saw Nicky ji and Rakesh uncle waving at us . I waved back .
They dropped us in a fivestar hotel . I've never ever been in such an amazing place before .
Amma : We did check in Five Star Hotels Khushi . It's just that you don't remember . Don't you at least remember the reception Akaash jiju arranged in a 7 Star Hotel ? All your jiji's marriage ceremonies took place either in their lavish Mansion or the 7 star hotels . Even Aisha's birthday parties .
Khushi : Teekh hai Amma ! I'm sorry ! Maaf Karo !
She nodded with that world famous mother's smile .
Nicky ji met us in the huge dining hall of the palace-like hotel .
Nicky : So Khushi , your acting workshops will be starting from tomorrow itself . I'm sorry to get it start so soon but I'm left with no other option . You know , the channel wants us to start off soon . And you have to perform in their Award show .
Khushi : What ?
Nicky : Don't worry we will train you by then .
I applied my night cream . Spoke to Amma . Surfed on net as to how to be a wonderful actor . And slept after an hour .
I woke up early had warm water with lemon and honey . I went out to the the garden for a jog . I jogged for a while and headed to the gym and exercised a bit .
I came back to my room and had a relaxing beauty bath . I pampered my skin with all the beauty creams and lotions .
I brushed my hair and styled it . Amma woke up and advised me to wear a long georgette kurti
. I prayed to God seeking new energy and confidence .
I got down and waited for a while . After a few minutes , Rakesh uncle picked me up in a car . I thought we would be going to an acting school but we ended up in the 2nd room in the 8th floor of a huge building .
And there was a beautiful middle aged woman dressed in a white shirt and red jeans . She welcomed is with a warm smile and introduced herself . She is the trainer specially appointed for me .
Deepika : This actually must be a 3 month course Khushi but since you don't have much time I planned everything for a month . We will start right from today . As your mother adviced this is a good day for you to start .
I simply nodded .
She started off with the Voice culture . After a few sessions we had our lunch . She told me a few pointers to remember and the best way to speak . She also gave away few tips to communicate with others .
I went back to my hotel .
Amma : I found an agent . We can look around for good houses and shift into one .
Khushi : I think Usha already took a flat for lease . So we can be there .
Amma : She didn't beta . I spoke to her this morning . I thought of to look for a few houses where we all can stay . They both did so much for you . You didn't do anything for them till now . So , I thought ...
Khushi : Amma you are correct .
We both had our dinner . I practised all the things Deepika ji taught me today . I googled a few more and made a point to put them under use . I watched a few videos too which helped me so much .
I slept not before pampering my skin a bit more .
******A WEEK LATER
Today it was a Sunday so I got a leave today . And Amma forced me to go and check out a few houses .
That agent took us to all huge massive houses . I asked him to take me to an apartment at least but he didn't listen to me ! It is seriously so irritating . And my mother supports him . How does she think we can pay rent to these huge houses ?
After checking out a 5-6 houses , he lead me to an amazing house . It was huge but amazing . Umm ..well I Know I can't afford much but I still can dream to have one such house !
Agent : This is very close to your workplace madam . And you don't have to spend much on the money . It's just 25000/- nothing more . If you want the owners are ready to reduce the pay . They just want someone to pay the amount Per month on time .
25 thousand bucks ? That's really less for this house . And it's well furnished ! Who would want to rent a house at such cheap rate .
My mummy convinced me to rent this house .
Amma : Say a yes Khushi . This is the most favourite house ! Please !!
Khushi : Whose favourite house ?
Amma : Aah ?! Yours !! Khushi this house is perfect for all five of us ! Please beta !
Agent : Please say a yes Madam . You have a club near by , you can go there everyday, there's a big gym there and you can play any game there . It is well known for its facilities . You will love the food there and moreover it hardly takes 10 minutes for you to reach your set . It is profitable for you . And about your friends their offices are also near from here .
I checked the entire house again . It is so amazing . In addition there's a dressing room attached to each room ... How cool is that ?
I finally accepted . And my mother was extremely elated . She never liked these huge houses . But today she is so excited !!!
******A FEW DAYS LATER
We shifted to the huge house . There were many pooja's held to remove negative energy from the house if there was any . I love my new house .
Amma and me were arranging food items in the kitchen .
Khushi : Brown rice ?
Amma : Haan .. He only eats that .. He doesn't eat white rice .
Khushi : Who ?
Amma : Aaa .. Umm .. Vahi .. Voh kaun. ? Arjun Kapoor !!!
Khushi : How do you know ?
Amma : I .. I .. I read his interview ..
Khushi : Oh !!
My classes are going on really well .. I completed 6 of them successfully . Now come the toughest part camera .
I am done with all my courses .. It's just that I'm getting used to act different roles given to me and learning the camera angles so that I can act well .
Today I drove to the Set of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon ?
Nicky : We have to find a good makeup artist for you Khushi .
Khushi : If you want , I can do it by myself . Shall I show you ?
I dolled up as the protagonist of the show . Nicky ji loved .
It was a hectic day for me . From tomorrow I have to start my shoot . I opened the door .
Khushi : Amma !!!
I called out but as I saw the scene in front of me , I was beyond shocked ..
Khushi : Aa .. Aa... Aap ?
Arnav : Haan Main !
Arnav gulped down his alcohol and fixed his eyes straight. He didn't even look at me . But I was dumbstruck . What is he doing here ? Am I dreaming ? Or is he really here ? And my mother is letting him drink in the house !!!
First of all what is he even doing in my house ?
Arnav : I thought you would be here after an hour .
He mocked at me and gulped his alcohol . I don't know what it was . I gulped down my fear . And prepared for the storm .
Khushi : Amma !! Amma !!!
I shouted out leaving my bags on the floor . I'm scared . Tears welled up in my eyes . Hey Devi Mayya why do you always do this to me ? When I loved him he was no where for me but when I buried whatever I have for him . He says he loves me ! Why can't he go and marry that Swathi ? She would give him more than what he wants from me !
Arnav : Stop shouting Khushi !! Aunty is not at home !
He stood up and was facing me . He stood just a few inches away from me .
Khushi : Where's she then ?
Arnav : Delhi .
I felt my blood boiling and flowing in much faster pace . I closed my eyes controlling my anger and those tears rolled from my closed eyes justifying my helplessness and fear .
Khushi : What's she doing there ?
I managed to say .
Arnav : She is back to her place .
Khushi : And what are you doing here ?
Arnav : I'm here to stay with you .
I couldn't hear anything else than those 6 words . I couldn't see anything else than him . He wasn't lying . This wasn't a dream . I'm not dreaming . This is not a dream . I wanted to believe that it's all a lie and Arnav isn't here . But I can't keep beating around the bush about this truth .
Khushi : What ... Wha .. What did you say ?
Is what all I could say maintaining the eye contact with him , he took a step forward and stated
Arnav : I'm here to stay with you . This is my house .
I felt , everything started to collapse . Silence enveloped the area . There was deadly silence in the air .
In short I Was blank . Completely .
Well , what's next ?