Rok Sako Toh Rok Lo-Episode 51
Recap:Rex proposes Tanvi in the Valentines Party but she rejects.Thrz sum mystery between Tanvi and a guy named "Chris".All the Interns and Senior Docters enjoy the Valentines Day party and the special game
Scene:1THE INTERN GANG OUTSIDE THE PARTY HALL-Saad:Aj maza aya na?
Maya:Chalo guys bht late hogaya hai!
Abhi:SHall i drop u?
Nak:Reva main tumhein chor don?
Nak:Err...mera matlab main tumhein ghar chordon?
Reva:No thnx mere paas gardi hai!
Nak:Oh...toh tum mujhe drop karsakti ho? Woh meri car Tanvi legayi!
Reva:No thnx again! kissi aur se lift le lo! bye guys...(she leaves)
Saad:Better luck nxt time Pal! chal i'll drop u! Chalen Rani?
Rani:Hmm....(the three of thm leave)
All of thm leave for their homes including Ranbir!
Scene:2RANBIR'S RESIDENCE:Ranbir is in his room walking frm one place to another.Thinking abt wht happened at the party! He luks into the mirror. smiles and then sits on a sofa.
Rex:Did i actually did tht?? I danced wid her! M in love wid her...but wht abt her?(he thinks abt the whole party scene) Yeh toh tay hai ke woh mujhse pyaar karti hai! Lekin phir usne mujhe mana kyun kiya!? (just thn the maid cumz in)
Maid:Ranbir Baba! tum abhi tak change nhe kiya?
Rex:Aunty se poochta hoon!(he goes to her and makes her sit on the sofa) Aunty! Ek baat poochon!
Rex:Mera ek dost hai...Woh ek ladki se pyaar karta hai.(he tells her everything tht happend in the party)...And main yeh soch rha hoon ke uss ladki ne mana kyun kiya?
Maid:Har ladki aisa hi karega!
Maid:Iss liye kyunki woh ek Indian ladki hai! Aur koi bhi Indian ladki itni asaani se kissi ladke ko accept nhe karegi!
Maid:kyunki yeh Indian culture men nhe hai!
Rex:Oh! acha yaani aap ke kehne ka matlab hai ke woh ladki mere dost se pyaar karti hai?
Maid:Ho sakta hai!
Rex:Toh phir usne mana kyun kiya?
Maid:Shayad iss liye kyunki woh Shy feel karti hai!
Rex:Oh! u mean woh pyaar toh karti haina?
Maid:Ho sakta hai!
Rex:(jumps in joy) I knew it! mujhe pata tha ke woh mujhse pyaar karti hai!!
Maid:(luks at her questionaly) Huh?
Rex:Mera matlab yeh ke woh...er..mere dost se pyaar karti hai!
Maid:Mayb! ab tum so jao! bht late hogaya hai! G'Nite!(she leaves)
Rex:Ohhh!!!! toh miss tanvi ap humse pyaar karti hai! sooo y are u scared! m nt gnaa eat u!! hehe...chalo lets call her..!!(he picks up his phone and dials Tanvi's no)
After 2 rings...
Nak:Nhe main Nakkul bol rha hoon! Kon?
Rex:Main...Main Ranbir bol raha hoon! kya main Tanvi se..
Nak:Sochna bhi mat! Tum Tanvi se baat nhe karsakte! aur behtar hoga ke tum usse door raho!
Nak:Bye!(he hangs up)
Rex:Oh God! yeh bhai kyun banaye apne! Esp iss Nakkul ko!
Locker RoomRex has reached the hospital at 6:00 and has been w8in for Tanvi since 45 min.
Rex:Yeh Tanvi kahaan reh gayi?(just thn Tanvi enters) Tanvi!!
(Tanvi luks at him and thn opens her locker)
Rex:Tanvi!! Kaisi ho?
Tan:.......(takin out her coat)
Rex:Tanvi! please reply me...Aunty ne kuch kaha toh nhe? R u ok?
Tan:Dekho Ranbir mujhe tumse koi baat nhe karni!
Rex:Kyun nhe karni? maine koi gunaah kiya hai kya? Maine toh sirf tumse pyaar...(Tanvi luks at him) Maine tumse pyaar kiya hai...I love u....I love u Tanvi!
Tan:Please Ranbir(luks at other side wid tears in her eyes) Mujhe tumse iss baare men koi baat nhe karni!
Rex:Kyun! tum mujhse pyaar nhe karti?
Tan:Nhe!(still lukin on the othr side)
Rex:(holds her arms and turns her) Meri ankhon men dekh ke bolo!!
Rex:Bolo Tanvi...pyaar karti ho na mujhse..?
Rex:Pehle batao...mujhse pyaar karti ho ya nhe?
Tan:(shouts) NHE KARTI TUMSE PYAAR!! I DUN LOVE U! I HATE U!! I HATE U! khush! yahi sunna chahte the na tum! (she takes her coat and leaves Ranbir dumbstruckd!!)
Rex:Tum...nhe karti...(in tears)
Just thn Nak,Abhi,Maya,Manas,Geet,Saad and Rani enter....
Rex is standing near TAnvi's locker and is lukin dwn.
Saad:Hi Rex! whts up man!(pats his bak)
Abhi:Hello! Earth to Ranbir!
Abhi:tu kuch bol kyun nhe raha?
Saad:Subah Subah kissi se daant khayi hai kya?
Rex:Nhe woh...thori tabiat theek nhe!
Maya:Chalo guys Briefing ka tym hogaya hai.
they all proceed towards the nurse-station and find Tanvi thr.After all the hello's and hi's!!
Maya:Tu itni jaldi kaise agayi?
Tan:Woh main jaldi uth gayi thi toh...(just thn Armaan cumz)
Int:Gud Morning Sir!
Arm:Aj apki tht sirf gals ki duties hongi! coz the guys r cumin wid me for the Cricket practice session! Soo Dr.Maya and Dr.Tanvi General ward. Dr.Reva pathlab! Dr.Geet Aids ward. Dr.Manas and Dr.Rani children Ward! Ok! nw u ppl can get to work!
All the gals and Manas proceed towards their duties.
Arm:Ok guys! ajj hum Practice session pe chalenge! Aur wahaan humein Sanjeevani ki delhi branch ke bhi kuch interns milenge! Aur aap log sub saath
men practice karenge! Aur kal humaara pehla match hoga!
Arm:Yes Abhi kal! i hope ap sub prepared honge?
Nak:Ofcourse sir! we are!
Arm:gud! nw shall v leave?
They leave for the practice session.
Rani is running after a kid who is abt 9yrs old.
Rani:Dekho Chinto! ruk jao! yeh dawaye tumhaare liye zaroori hai! stop...(Manas cumz in front and catches the kid)
Man:Caught u li'll brat! Chalo Rani jaldi isse pila do...(Rani makes him drink the medicine)
Rani:Sooo tum log shaadi kab karahe ho?
Man:(hesitates) Err...abhi decide nhe huwa! Shayad Match ke baad!
Rani:Oh!(she luks at her watch) Off-time start hogaya hai! Chalen....
They both go in the canteen to find the whole gang their...
Rani:Arey..tum log itni jaldi wapis agaye?
Abhi:Hmm...aj Ranbir ko chot ayi haina iss liye!
Abhi:Pata nhe aj iska dhyan kahan tha! Nak ne ball karaya toh Rex ne bat bhi nhe hilaayi!
Saad:Phir kya ball Rex ke sar pe lagi aur woh behosh hogaya!
Rani:Oh my God!! yeh Rex ko kya hogya hai! jabse party khatam hoyi hai tabse woh bht ajeeb behave karaha hai! I hope he is fine!
Saad:Dun worry he will be! Waise bhi Reva usska khayaal rakhrhe hai! Armaan Sir ne Reva ko uska incharge bnaya hai!
Maya:Lets go meet him!
They all go to the general ward.
Scene:5DR.SMRITI'S CABINDr.Smriti has called upon Armaan,Ridhimma and Juhi to discuss abt the match!
Sm:Soo whn will he be fine? The match is 2mrw!
Arm:i dunno maam! but i'll make sure he participates!
Juhi:I dun think so!!(Armaan luks at her) Dr.Ranbir is unconcious! woh abhi tak hosh men nhe aaye! And i dun think so ke woh....
Rid:Woh theek hojayenge! he will be fine! and he is a superb player! Aur humein Sanjeevani men aise players ki zaroorat hai! so tht we can win the match!
Arm:Yes really! maam he will be fine!
Smr:R u sure?
Arm: Trust me maam! Ranbir kal tak theek hojayega! Zyada se zyada woh first match miss karsakta hai...Second nhe! i assure u maam!
Smr:Ok Dr.Armaan! lekin yeh baat yaad rakhen ke yeh match Sanjeevani ke liye bht important hai.Aur humein kissi bhi halat men yeh match jeetna hai.U may go!
Armaan,Juhi and Ridhima leave....
Ranbir is still lying unconcious on the bed while Reva is preparing sum suitable medicines for him.
Reva:Nurse please yeh medicines urgently mangwaayen!
She gives him an injection.Just thn the gang cumz.
Abhi:Reva! kaisa hai Ranbir?
Reva:Pata nhe yaar!
Reva:Mera matlab yeh ke har medicine try ki!
Reva:Uffo! meri baat toh complete hone do! Maine har woh medicine try ki jisse Rex ko hosh ajaye! Lekin issko koi asar hi nhe araha.
Just thn Armaan and Ridhima cum...
Arm:Hwz it goin Dr.Reva!
Reva:Terrible sir! Ranbir ko koi medicine asar hi nhe karahi!
Arm:Shw me his reports!
Reva:(givz him the reports) Yeh lijiye.Iss men sab clear hai!
Arm:Hmm(after examining the reports) Iss men toh sab saaf hai!
Rid:Reva! Tanvi kahaan hai?
Reva:I dunno mam!
Maya:Maam maine usse corridor ki taraf jaate dekha hai!
Rid:Oh! main abhi aati hoon Armaan!
Arm:Hmm...Reva gimme me a Pydiculist Injection!
Ridhimma enters the corridor searching for Tanvi.She thn passes the Fire-Escape and peeps into it,and finds sumone sitting inside!
Rid:Yeh kon hai?(she opens the door and enters) Tanvi?!!
Tanvi turns and wipes her tears....
Tan:Woh...main...mujhe sar men dard tha maam! issiliye...
Rid:Tumne medicine li?
Rid:Toh yahan kya karahi ho?
Tan:Woh thori der akele rehna chahti thi!
Rid:Hmm...(she cumz and sits nxt to Tanvi) Janti ho aj sub ladke Armaan ke saath Practice session pe gaye the!
Tan:Haan janti hoon! woh dupahar tak wapis ayenge!
Rid:Woh achuke hain!
Rid:Hmm...woh tumhare colleague haina! Kya naam hai uska...Rrr..
Rid:Haan Ranbir! usko chot ayi hai!
Tan:(luks at her immediately and asks anxiously) Kaise? kab?
Rid:Hmm..??(luks at her questionaly)
Tan:Woh...i mean kya hua usse?
Rid:Pata nhe! Armaan kehraha tha ke uska dhyaan nhe tha aj match pe! Woh pata nhe kahaan gum tha!
Tan:Shayad woh abhi bhi woh raat nhe bhula!
Tan:Err...koi nhe! Err..ab kaisa hai woh?
Rid:Reva kaafi koshish karahi hai lekin usse hosh nhe araha!
Tan:(tears in her eyes) Ohk!
Tan:Nhe maasi! main usse pyaar nhe karti!
Rid:Maine yeh toh nhe kaha!
Tan:(luks dwn widout saying anythn)............
Rid:Tum usse pyaar karti ho.Yeh pyaar nhe toh aur kya hai? Chot usse lagti hai! Dard tumhein hota hai! Yeh sub pyaar men hi hota hai!
Rid:Usse hosh nhe aaya....jao...usse tumhaari zaroorat hai...jao...
Tan:(luks at her) Maam?
Tan:(stands up) Jaati hn!(happily) Thnx maam!
She runs out of the fire escape towards the general ward.
Rid:I hope maine jo socha hai wohi ho!(she stands up and goes towards the general ward)
Everybody has left for their duties and nw Armaan is examining Ranbir.....
Arm:Kya problem hai...(he checks the reports again) Sab normal hai...toh phir...
Just thn Tanvi cumz followed by Ridhima..Ridhima cumz and stands nxt to Armaan!
Rid:Armaan mere saath chalo!
AR:Lekin kahaan? aur Ranbir...
Ri:Chalo toh batati hn!(she takes him towards the door and they both stand outside the ward lukin at Tanvi-Rex)
Tanvi goes and sits nxt to Ranbir.....
Soche...dil ke aisa kaash ho...
Tujhko...ik nazar meri talaash ho..
Jaise...Khuwaab hain..ankhon men base meri...
Waise..Neendon pe karwate pare teri...
Gire gire armaanon ki raahat hai..Haye..Giri giri khuwaish bhi toh behad hai...Tan:Ranbir...(crying) I...I love u Ranbir...(puts her hand on his) Main tumse bht pyaar karti hoon...bht...Main...(she starts crying bitterly)
Armaan who is standing outside wid Ridhima stare at her in shock!
Ar:Ridhima! Tanvi Ranbir se.....
Rid:Hmmm...Tanvi aur Ranbir ek dosre se bht pyaar karte hain! Lekin Tanvi Ranbir ko batana nhe chahti.
Ri:Armaan tumhein yaad hai Chris?
Ri:Ussi wajah se!
Ar:Lekin Chris toh ab...
Ri:Janti h0n! Ab woh Tanvi ki zindagi men nhe hai! Lekin Tanvi abhi bhi apne ap ko uss baat ka zimedaar manti hai!
Ar:Woh toh ek accident tha na!
Ri: i knw..lekin Tanvi woh baat nhe bhula payi!
They again start to peep inside....
Tan:(is still crying) Ranbir m sorry! main tumse pyaar nhe karsakti...meri majboori hai...main nhe chahti ke tumhe bhi meri wajah se kuch ho...main tumhaari dosti ko khona nhe chahti.......!! Aur usske liye agar mujhe tumse door bhi rehna pare toh main rahongi!(she stands up) Get well soon....(wipes her tears) Bye...!!
She turns and Ranbir holds Tanvi's hand....Tanvi stops and luks behind to find Ranbir opening his eyes....She tries to free her hand but the grip is soo tight tht she is unable to free her hand.....
Tan:Ranbir!(wid tears in her eyes) Ranbir...
Ranbir wid his othr hand removes the oxygen mask!
Ran:(luks at her and thn removes the drip frm the stand and removes the injection frm his hand)
Tan:Nhe Ranbir...aisa mat karo...
Ran:Bass!!(he says taking deep breaths) Bas Tanvi...tum agar mujhse pyaar nhe karti toh yeh dikhaawa kyun karahi ho...(taking deep breaths) Jao...mere paas kyun ayi hoon....Kya rishta hai hum...humaara...(deep breaths)...Main...
Tan:Ranbir please...koi hai...Reva...(stands up to call Reva)...Reva...
Ran:Nhe!!(he holds his hand) Mujhe kissi ki zaroorat nhe hai...Tumhari bhi nhe...(taking veryyy deep breaths) Jj..jjaoo yahaan se...just goo...!!(he feels dizzy and lies on the bed unconcious)
Armaan and Ridhima enter the room and Armaan begins to examine Ranbir...
Arm:NURSE!!(the nurse cumz) Gimme the injection!
Tan:Masi yeh...(crying) Ranbir...!
Rid:Chalo yahan se...
After half an hour Armaan cumz out of the ward
Tan:Kya hua sir?
Ar:Tumhein wahaan nhe jaana chahiye tha! Woh tumse bht pyaar karta hai...Tumhein dekh kar uska BP low hogaya!
Rid:BP? Armaan itni si age men?
Ar:Pyaar men sub kuch hosakta hai!
Tan:(sits on the bench and starts crying) Sub meri wajah se hua! Mujhe pata tha ke mein jisse pyaar karti hn uske saath aisa ki hota hai!
Ri:(sits nxt to her) Aisi baat nhe hai Tanvi! Arey woh insaan toh Khush naseeb hoga jisse tum pyaar karogi!
Ta:Jaise Chris tha?
Ta:Masi! mujhe pata hai...ap yeh sub mera dil behlaane ke liye kehrhe ho! Main...Main manhoos hoon!!(keeps her hands on her face and starts crying bitterly)
Ridhima luks at Armaan hopelessly and Armaan sits on the othr side wid Tanvi...
Ar:(keeps his hand on Tanvi's shoulder) Tanvi...rona band karo...(he removes her hand frm her face and wipes her tears) Tum toh bilkul Atul pe gayi ho! Woh bhi har choti choti baat par rota rehta tha! Rothlo! Chalo ab apni Ridhima masi ke jaise apne gande teeth dikhao!
Tan:(luks at him) Uncle!!
Ar:Dekha Tanvi tumhein hasaane ke chakkar men maine apni Basket ko naraz kardiya!
Ta:Masi!(luks at her)
Ar:Tanvi...(politely) Jab insaan pyaar karta haina...toh usse duniya men kissi ki bhi parwa nhe hoti..woh sub kuch bhula kar apne dil-o-jaan se ek hi shakhs ko chahta hai..!! Tumne Chris se pyaar nhe kiya tha...woh ek sirf tumhaari zid tha!!(Tanvi luks at him) Haan! tumhaari zid! woh zid jiske aage Anjali juk gayi thi! Lekin yeh tumhaara sacha pyaar hai! Ranbir tumhaara sacha pyaar hai Tanvi! he likes u...U like him! thn whts the problem? Y r u so scared?
Tan:Mujhe usse nhe khona! main nhe chahti ke mere pyaar ki wajah se Ranbir ko kuch ho!
Rid:Pyaar kabhi bhi nuksan nhe puhchata! Agr puhanchata hai toh sirf Imtihan ke liye...
Ar:Jao Ranbir ke paas...usse batao...ke tumhaare dill men usske liye kitna pyar hai! go..tell him!
KOI ZAROORAT NHE HAI!!
Okay nw thts the end of today's episode...hope u liked it..do comment..see u nxt week wid another episode till thn Take Care of urselves and ur surroundings...
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Saturday, April 25
Rok Sako Toh Rok Lo-Episode 51
Labels: Rok Sako To Rok Lo
Friday, April 24
So sorry guys for being late... I was unwell... even then sorry... no excuses.
DISCLAIMER: The characters, events, places, medical procedures and/or treatments depicted in this series are purely fictitious.
** TITLE SONG **
Dost ban jaate hain dill ki aawaazon me,
Dost ban jaate hain dillon ke armaanon me,
Dost ban jaate hain muhabbat ki muskaanon me,
Dost ban jaate hain muhabbaton ke jazbaaton me,
Dost ban jaate hain Muhabbat Ki Raahon Me!
Rishta jud jaata hai ek pal ki saugaaton me,
Rishta jud jaata hai kuch palon ke ikraaron me,
Rishta jud jaata hai ek gam ki parchhaiyon me,
Rishta jud jaata hai kuch gamon ke lamhaaton me,
Rishta jud jaata hai Muhabbat Ki Raahon Me!
Dill mill jaate hain dushman ki nigaahon me,
Dill mill jaate hain dushmani ki sadaaon me,
Dill mill jaate hain dost ki duaon me,
Dill mill jaate hain dosti ki fizaaon me,
Dill mill jaate hain Muhabbat Ki Raahon Me!
Muhabbat ho jaati hai doston ki ruswaiyon me,
Muhabbat ho jaati hai rishton ke afsaanon me,
Muhabbat ho jaati hai dill milne ki sard raaton me,
Muhabbat ho jaati hai aise ishq ke parvaanon me,
Muhabbat ho hi jaati hai Muhabbat Ki Raahon Me!
RECAP: Armaan and Tamanna are in Mumbai. The intern gang met with Armaan and Tamanna and all are shocked to see Armaan alive. Tamanna met with a small accident and was brought to Sanjeevni. All sensed the closeness between Armaan and Tamanna. Tamanna and Ridhimaa became good friends and all got to know about Armaan's movie release. Armaan forcibly had dinner at Shashank's house and secretly tells Anjali that he had forgiven her and gave her his new mobile number.
COURTESY: AleenaPART 181: Next day, Armaan first turned up in the locker room. It was empty. A little while later, Atul too entered the locker room. He was surprised to see Armaan and his clothes. Armaan was not wearing his glasses, designer black shirt, his black leather jacket and black trousers. But instead, Armaan was wearing the usual two shirts and his jeans. He had done away with the glasses. As soon as Atul came near him, staring at him in disbelief, Armaan leapt up from the bench where he had been sitting and hugged Atul tightly. Atul hugged him back.
They both parted after several long seconds and just gazed at each other. Both pair of eyes were wet. Armaan was Atul's best friend.
Atul: Armaan... I am sorry maine tujhe galat samjha... apne bhai ko galat samjha...
Armaan: No, even I am sorry. Champ tu apne bhai ko maaf karega na?
Atul: Ek baar fir se bol...
Atul: Champ... tere muh se sunne ke liye main taras gaya tha...
Atul: (hugging Armaan) Armaan... mere bhai... tune mujhe maaf kar diya? Ab tu mujhse nafrat to nahi karta na?
Armaan: Maine tujhse kabhi nafrat nahi ki Champ. Tu to mera bhai hai...
Atul: Armaan ab tu waapas to nahi jaayega na mujhe chodkar?
Armaan: Champ... mujhse is baare me baat mat kar. Jitne din main yahan hoon... utne din main apne dost waapas chaahta hoon jo mujhse bichhad gaye the. Ab tujhe mera vishwaas hai na...
Atul: Armaan I am really very sorry. Sach me...
Armaan: It's OK Atul.
Just then Anjali, Muskaan and Rahul enter the locker room. Anjali smiled at Atul and Armaan while Muskaan's face showed pure shock.
Muskaan: Armaan... Atul!
Armaan turned towards them. He came towards Muskaan and hugged her. Tears came flowing down from Muskaan's eyes.
Muskaan: Armaan... tune hume maaf kar diya?
Armaan: Haan Muskaan maaf kar diya. Ab khush?
Muskaan: Main tujhe bata nahi sakti ki main kitni khush hoon.
Armaan wiped off Muskaan's tears. Then Armaan moved towards Rahul and hugged him too.
Rahul: To tujhe akal aa hi gayi?
Armaan: Haan... thodi bahut...
Muskaan: Rahul tujhe pehle se pata tha?
Rahul: Haan... kal jab maine Armaan ko sab kuch bataya, tabhi mujhe pata chal gaya tha ki Armaan ne hum sabko maaf kar diya.
Atul: Aur Anjali tumhe?
Anjali: Armaan kal ghar aaya tha... aur tabhi usne mujhe bataya ki wo...
Atul: Lekin Armaan keh raha hai ki wo bas thode hi din ke liye yahan par hai...
Rahul,Muskaan,Anjali: (together) Kya?
Armaan: Haan wo... jaise hi Tammy theek ho jaayegi, main chala jaunga.
Armaan: Ye mera faisla hai... aur is me main kisi ki baat nahi sununga.
Muskaan: Chal chod. Tab ki tab dekhenge. Waise hero... ye tu apne puraane look me kaafi achha lag raha hai, kaafi young aur handsome. Waise unme bhi tu kisi hero se kum nahi lagta tha...
Anjali: Mujhe yakeen nahi hota ki Armaan humare saath hai.
Rahul: Aur Ridhimaa... Armaan tune Ridhimaa ko...
Armaan shook his head in grim refusal.
Armaan: Pata nahi... I can't tell. Main shayad usko abhi tak maaf nahi kar paaya hoon. Jis din kar dunga, us din bata dunga.
Atul: Lekin Ridz to...
Armaan: Agar tum logon ko usiki waqaalat karni hai to fine... main ja raha hoon... mujhe aur bhi kaam hain.
Anjali: Nahi... hum me se koi bhi uske baare me nahi bolega.
Rahul: Armaan ye tu sahi nahi kar raha hai Ridhimaa ke saath.
Armaan: Usne mere saath jo kiya wo sahi tha? Main tum logon ke saath to fir se dosti kar sakta hoon lekin uske saath nahi... so please... main ja raha hoon Tammy se milne. Thodi der baad tum logon se milunga. Bye.
Armaan went away.
Rahul: Ye Armaan Ridhimaa ke saath aisa kyun kar raha hai? Jabki ab wo sab kuch jaanta hai...
Rahul too goes out. A few minutes later, Ridhimaa enters and finds all of them quite happy and satisfied. But she did not question. She had long ago stopped taking part in any conversation.
Atul: Hye Ridz!
When Armaan entered the room, Tamanna was reading a book. As Armaan came in front of her eyes, the book dropped from her hands.
Armaan hugged Tamanna.
Tamanna: Wow Ammy! You're looking so good!
Tamanna: Aaj tum late ho gaye. Tum the kahan?
Armaan: Baaki sab se milkar aa raha hoon.
Tamanna: (happily) Tumne sabko maaf kar diya.
Armaan: Sabko to nahi lekin kuch ko kar diya.
Tamanna: Ammy, I am so happy for you. Ab to tum waapas chalne ko nahi kahoge na?
Armaan: Maine sabko maaf kiya hai. Yahan rehne ke liye decision nahi liya hai. Main tumhare saath waapas jaunga. Tumhe akela nahi chodunga.
Tamanna: Lekin Ammy...
Armaan: Please Tammy... mujhe jo sochna tha, soch liya. Aur aaj Premier me main apne friends ko lekar jaunga.
Armaan: Hmm... kaash tum bhi chalti...
Tamanna: Mann to mera bhi kar raha hai, wahan par kitne bade bade stars honge... par ye pair...
She pointed at her plastered leg.
Tamanna: Tum mere liye un sabka autograph lekar aaoge na?
Armaan: (smiling) Haan of course... achha main tumhare liye breakfast arrange karke aata hoon. Thankfully, aaj canteen khuli hai.
Armaan goes out. He makes his way towards the canteen and asked the waitor to send the breakfast to Tamanna's room. Then he moves towards the Nurse Station to collect Tamanna's reports from there. Kirti was assigning the duties to the interns.
Kirti: Dr.Ridhimaa OPD. Dr.Atul, Dr.Rahul General Ward. Dr.Muskaan Path Lab. Dr.Anjali Cancer Ward. Dr.Anjali, Dr.Muskaan aaj aap apni duties ke baad AIDS ward me bhi duty dengi. Dr.Rahul aaj aap Dr.Shubhankar ko surgery me bhi assist karenge. Dr.Atul aaj aap dutis ke baad Childrens Ward me duty denge. And mind you aaj aap log der se ghar jaayenge. No excuses. Dr.Ridhimaa aap bahut dino se double duties de rahi hain... isliye aap OPD me apni duty ke baad free hain. Understood?
All: Yes mam.
Then Kirti's gaze fell on Armaan. Shubhankar had also reached there to recieve the case file of the day's operation from the counter.
Kirti: (faltering) Dr... Dr... Dr.Armaan?
Ridhimaa too turned to look towards Armaan and was freezed. It looked as if Armaan had returned to his old self. The absence of jacket, trousers and glasses was very evident. It looked as if they had all travelled back in time and Armaan was standing there as a co-intern.
Shubhankar: Dr.Armaan aap...
Armaan came towards Kirti and Shubhankar.
Armaan: Sir, mam, I am very sorry for my behaviour. Mujhe aap logon ke saath aise behave nahi karna chahiye tha...
Kirti, Shubhankar and Ridhimaa were listening with rapt attention.
Shubhankar: Sorry to hume bolna chahiye... humne hi aap par vishwaas na karke ek aise aadmi par vishwaas kiya jise hum theek se jaante bhi nahi the aur pata nahi aapko kya kya kaha.
Kirti: Dr.Armaan... we are extremely sorry for that.
Armaan: Ye aap log kya keh rahe hain? Aap mujhse senior hain... maafi to mujhe maangni chahiye...
Kirti: Hum chahe senior ho ya junior, galti humse hui haito maafi bhi hum hi maangenge. Aur aapne jo kuch bhi kiya, we don't blame you for that.
Shubhankar: (with a gleam in his eyes) To aapne hum dono ko maaf kar diya?
Armaan: Well... yes.
Kirti: Thank you...
Shubhankar hugged Armaan.
Shubhankar: To aap Sanjeevani kab join kar rahe hain?
Armaan: Sanjeevani... kisne kaha ki main Sanjeevani join kar raha hoon?
Kirti: Aap Sanjeevani waapas join nahi karenge? Par aapne to hum logon ko...
Armaan: Haan lekin uska mere Sanjeevani join karne se kya connection? Waise bhi maine sabko to maaf kiya nahi hai, shayad kabhi kar bhi nahi paunga aur agar yahaan rukunga to mujhe ye baat disturb karti rahegi ki koi meri wajah se pareshaan hai.
Ridhimaa understood that Armaan was talking about her.
Armaan: Waise bhi Tammy ko meri zaroorat hai...
Shubhankar: Par Miss Tamanna ke theek hone tak to aap yahaan hain na?
Armaan: Yes sir. Tab tak to main yahaan hoon...
Armaan: Main aap sabko ek film ke Premier ke liye invite karna chaahta hoon jo aaj raat ko hai. Aap sab chalenge mere saath?
Shubhankar: Congratulations Dr.Armaan... lekin main aur Kirti nahi aa sakenge. Aaj Sanjeevani me bahut rush hai.
Kirti: And I am really sorry to say ki humare interns bhi aaj free nahi hain. Sabki double duties hain except for Dr.Ridhimaa.
Atul: Oh no! Hum log nahi ja paayenge?
Ridhimaa: Mam aap meri duties kisi ke saath exchange kar dijiye...
Kirti: (snapping) Dr.Ridhimaa... Ab aap mujhe sikhayengi ki muje kya karna chahiye? Aap jaiye aur apni duty kijiye.
Ridhimaa fled from there, highly embarassed and trying to control her tears.
Shubhankar: Kirti... use kyun daant rahi ho? Dr.Ridhimaa to sabki help karna chaah rahi thi.
Kirti: Isiliye maine kaha... agar wo isi tarah sabki help karti rahi to khud patient ban jaayengi. Tumhe pata hai Shubhankar? Dr.Ridhimaa pichhle ek mahine se double duties kar rahi hain? Hum sabke baad ghar jaati hain. Baaki sab to single duties enjoy karte hain... ab jab unka time aaya hai ki wo Dr.Ridhimaa ka workload kum karein, to main Dr.Ridhimaa ko ye kaise karne doon? It would not be fair to her. Ek insaan aakhir kitna kaam kar sakta hai? Aur kal to tumne uski haalat dekhi hi thi... tum hi batao Shubhankar, kya maine galat kiya?
Shubhankar: Galat to nahi kiya lekin tumhe is tarah se daantna nahi chahiye tha... bechaari rote hue gayi hai.
Kirt too went away from there.
Armaan: Lekin Dr.Shubhankar aap kisi ko bhi relieve nahi kar sakte?
Atul: Armaan... hum sab tumhare saath aana chaahte hain... lekin mujhe lagta hai ki Dr.Kirti theek keh rahi hain. Apni khushi ke liye hum sabne Ridz ko ignore kar diya hai. Wo sach me har roz double duties karti hai. Ab humaari baari hai ki hum bhi uski help karein.
Anjali: Haan Armaan... Ridz roz raat me der se ghar aati hai aur subah fir jaldi aa jaati hai. Usne kabhi kisi se shikaayat nahi ki. Lekin har baat ki ek limit hoti hai. Ridz ko poora haq hai ki wo ab kuch din aaraam kare.
Muskaan: Haan... kal bhi bechari ne tabiyat kharaab hone ke bawjood apni duties poori ki. Hum sab to jaldi free ho jaate hain... dekho aaj bhi wo apne aaraam ko sirf humare liye sacrifice kar rahi thi... lekin ab hum uska aur faayda nahi uthayenge.
Rahul: Bilkul... it's our turn to help her. Armaan hum log tere saath nahi ja paayenge. Lekin tune hum sabko maaf kar diya, wahi hum sabke liye khushi ki baat hai.... Tu Ridhimaa ko le jaa na Premier me. Aaj to wo jaldi free bhi ho jaayegi.
Armaan: (glaring) No thanks. Mujhe kahin nahi jaana.
He took Tamanna's reports from the counter and went away.
Rahul: Ye Armaan pata nahi kab apna dil Ridhimaa ke liye kholega?
Rahul too sprinted off.
Atul: Mujhe to lagta hai ki Armaan us Tamanna ko pasand karta hai... isi wajah se Ridz se door ho raha hai.
Muskaan: Lagta to mujhe bhi aisa hai... Armaan aur Tamanna kuch zyada hi close hain ek doosre ke. Aur ye Rahul bhi na, kuch nahi batata ki un dono ke beech kya chal raha hai. Bus kehta rehta hai ki hum Armaan ko galat samajh rahe hain.
Anjali: Hum log khud pata laga lenge is baare me. Dr.Shubhankar aapko kya lagta hai?
Shubhankar: Mujhe bhi kuch kuch aisa hi lagta hai lekin hume pehle poori baat jaanni hogi. Ab hum log Dr.Armaan par aur shak nahi kar sakte.
Atul: Haan itni mushkil se to waapas aaya hai, hum use nahi kho sakte.
They all went to their respective duties.
In Tamanna's room.
Tamanna: Ammy... dekho teen baj rahe hain. Tumhe tayyar nahi hona?
Armaan: Main nahi ja raha.
Tamanna: Lekin kyun?
Armaan: Kya main akela jaunga? Baaki sab busy hain. Sabki double duties hain.
Tamanna: To akele chale jao.
Armaan: Agar main nahi jaunga to film ruk to nahi jaayegi.
Tamanna: Lekin tum to film ke lead playback singer ho. Tumhare bina Premier adhoora rahega.
Armaan: Ye unki problem hai. Mera bas gaanon ka contract tha, Premier me jaaney ka nahi.
Tamanna: Lekin Ammy... koi to hoga jise tum saath le ja sako... Atul, Rahul, Anjali, Muskaan, Dr.Kirti, Dr.Shubhankar...
Armaan: Maine bataya na ki sabki double duties hain. Sabke sab busy hain. Dr.Kirti unhe kisi bhi haal me jaane nahi dengi.
Tamanna: To nani ya Padma aunty ko le jao.
Armaan: Un dono ne kal hi jaane se mana kar diya tha... maine kaha na ki main nahi jaunga...
Tamanna: Ammy, tum kisi ko bhool nahi rahe?
Armaan: (with a fake surprise) Kise?
Just then Ridhimaa appeared at the door as an answer. She knocked.
Tamanna: Aa jao Ridz.
Ridhimaa comes in.
Ridhimaa: (ignoring Armaan) Tamanna, ab kaisi ho?
She had already sensed the gleam in Tamanna's eyes.
Tamanna: Very unhappy.
Tamanna: Pehle tum batao, tum kya kar rahi thi? Subah se kyun nahi aayi milne?
Ridhimaa: Duty kar rahi thi. Aur tum gussa kyun ho rahi ho? Ab to main aa gayi hoon na... wasie bhi ab main free hoon.
Ridhimaa was surprised at Tamanna's sudden happiness.
Ridhimaa: Haan... ab hum dono...
Tamanna: Tum free ho to Ammy ke saath Premier par chali jao na.
Ridhimaa: (unbelievingly) Kya?
Armaan too jumped up at this sudden blow from Tamanna's side.
PART 183:Tamanna: Haan Ridz, please chali jao na... Ammy akele nahi jaana chaahta. Tum uske saath chalogi to...
Ridhimaa: (under her breath) To kabhi nahi jaayega.
Armaan heard it and started feeling guilty. Tamanna also heard Ridhimaa.
Tamanna: Jaayega… kaise nahi jaayega... tum jaoge na Ammy… Ridz ke saath?
Armaan did not answer. He was debating on this topic with himself.
Ridhimaa: Lekin Tamanna... mujhe... mujhe ghar jaana hai... bahut thak gayi hoon.
Tamanna: Dekho... mujhse jhooth bolne ki koshish mat karo. Saaf saaf kaho ki tum jaana nahi chaahti.
Ridhimaa: Theek hai, main nahi jaana chaahti. Happy?
Tamanna: Ridz! Tum meri friend ho na... please chali jao.
Ridhimaa: Arrey... zabardasti hai kya? Mujhe nahi jaana aur na Armaan mujhe le jaayega.
Tamanna: Agar Ammy tumhe le jaayega to tum jaogi?
Ridhimaa: Har kyun ka jawaab nahi hota...
Armaan stared at her. These were his words which he had said on Radio City to Ridhimaa.
Tamanna: Lekin har kyun ek sawaal to hota hai na.
Ridhimaa: Please Tamanna... main ghar ja rahi hoon.
Tamanna: (grabbing Ridhimaa's hand) Tum mere liye itna sa kaam nahi kar sakti?
Tamanna: (ordering) Ammy tum chup raho. Ridz tum baitho. Agar tum nahi ruki to main... main... main apne sir ka bandage nikaal fenkungi...
Ridhimaa: (terrified) Tum aisa kuch nahi karogi.
Tamanna: Main aisa hi karungi...
Ridhimaa: Tum kyun mujhe force kar rahi ho?
Tamanna: Kyunki main tumhe apna samjhti hoon. Agar tum bhi mujhe apna samajhti ho to tum mujhe mana nahi karogi.
Ridhimaa was in a fix.
Armaan: Tammy... mujhe nahi jaana. Tum bekaar me...
Tamanna: Kaise nahi jaana? Main tumhe itni badi opportunity miss nahi karne dungi.
Tamanna: Ammy... agar tum mujhse pyar karte ho to tum meri baat maanoge.
Armaan: OK... Fine! Chala jaunga!
Tamanna: Ridz, tumne jawaab nahi diya.
Ridhimaa looked at Armaan who nodded. She kept mum and shook her head.
Tamanna: Ridz... tum jaogi na Ammy ke saath?
Ridhimaa: Tamanna dekho...
Tamanna: Ridz, tumhe meri kasam... agar tum nahi gayi to mera marra hua muh dekhogi.
Ridhimaa: (keeping her hand on Tamanna's mouth) Shh... aisa nahi kehte... main chali jaungi... tum ye baat fir kabhi mat kehna... OK?
Tamanna: Thanks Ridz...
Ridhimaa: Lekin tum mere hi peechhe kyun padi ho? Koi aur nahi ja sakta?
Tamanna: Baaki sab to busy hain aur waise bhi tum to Ammy ki bahut achhi dost thi na?
Ridhimaa: (shocked) Main... tumhe... nahi... kaise...
Tamanna: Rahul ne bataya tha... kal jab tum kisi ko nahi mil rahi thi aur Ammy tumhe dhoondhne gaya tha...
Armaan felt uneasy.
Armaan: Main ja raha hoon ready hone.
Tamanna: Fir wahin se Ridz ko pick kar lenaa... yahan aaney ki zaroorat nahi hai.
Armaan: Nahi... tumse milkar hi jaunga... aakhir tumhari wajah se hi to...
Tamanna: Ridz, tum kya pehen ke jaogi?
Ridhimaa: Main... kapde pehen ke jaungi.
Tamanna: Oh really? Strange!
Tamanna: Mera matlab tha suit ya fir...
Ridhimaa: Tum batao mujhe kya pehen ke jaana chahiye?
Tamanna: Suit pehen ke mat jaana. Late night party hai isliye saari ya fir evening gown pehen ke jaana.
Ridhimaa: OK... lekin Tamanna... tumne ye achha nahi kiya. Armaan mujhse nafrat karta hai... tumne bekaar me hi use mere saath jaaney ke liye force kara.
Tamanna: Wo tumse nafrat nahi karta... wo tumse nafrat kar hi nahi sakta. Tum ho hi itni achhi...
Tamanna: No lekin-wekin...
Ridhimaa: Main ja rahi hoon.
Tamanna: Achhe se tayyar hona... sabki nazrein tum par honi chahiye...
Ridhimaa: Paagal ho kya? Main bas aise hi...
Tamanna: Tum jo bhi pehno... sabse achhi hi lagogi. Dekh lena...
Ridhimaa waved and went away.
Armaan first phoned at Ridhimaa's house. Padma received the call.
Armaan: Hello... Aunty... main Armaan...
Padma: Haan beta bolo...
Armaan: Aunty aaj meri film ka Premier hai... baaki sab busy hain... sabki double duties hain... to Tamanna keh rahi hai ki main Ridhimaa ko apne saath le jaun.
Padma: Le jao...
Armaan: Wahan party me thodi der ho sakti hai... aap chinta mat kijiyega...
Padma: Tum rahoge na wahan uske saath to main chinta kyun karungi? Mujhe tum par vishwaas hai...
Armaan: Thanks... Ridhimaa aa gayi?
Padma: Haan abhi abhi aayi hai... aur kuch kehne ki koshish kar rahi thi... ab pata chala kya kehne ki koshish me bechaari pareshaan ho rahi thi...
Armaan: Wo... usse keh dijiyega ki mere jaaney ke baad Tamanna ne usse jo bhi kaha ho... use wo seriously na le...
Padma: Beta mujhe kaam hai... tum khud hi keh do...
She gave the receiver to Ridhimaa.
Ridhimaa: Kiska phone hai mom?
Padma: Pata nahi...
Ridhimaa: To fir aap itni der se kisse baat kar rahi thi? Hello...
He had heard everything.
Ridhima: Ar... Armaan...
Armaan: Saat baje tak tayyar ho jaana... bye.
Ridhimaa put the receiver down.
Padma: Jaldi se jaakar tayyar ho jao.
Ridhimaa went away to get ready. At seven, Armaan came to Ridhimaa's house to pick her. He was wearing a night party two piece suit and was looking more handsome than ever, just like the Greek God of love.
Armaan: Nani... Ridhimaa tayyar ho gayi?
Nani: Haan ho gayi...
Armaan: Hume thodi der ho sakti hai...
Nani: Haan Padma ne bata diya tha... tum log jao... Ridhimaa...
Ridhimaa came to the door where they were standing. She was wearing a white, halter-neck evening gown, studded with small, exquisite silver stars. She had left her hair open after washing and was looking so very gorgeous with minimal make-up and silver jewellery, just like the Goddess of Beauty. Armaan stared at her. He had either forgotten how beautiful Ridhimaa was or how beautiful she could look and could not tear his gaze away from her.
PART 184: Nani: Armaan...
Armaan shook himself up. A little red colour flooded Ridhimaa's cheeks, seeing Armaan, who himself was looking so good.
Nani: Kya hua? Ridhimaa theek nahi lag rahi hai kya?
Armaan: Nahi... theek hai. Chalo...
He led the way to his car and opened the door for her. Ridhimaa sat down. Armaan put the car on the way to Sanjeevani. The distance was being covered in silence.
Armaan: (initiating conversation) Hum log pehle Sanjeevani jaayenge... Tammy se milne...
Armaan: Tum bahut jaldi tayyar ho gayi?
Ridhimaa: (not quite listening) Haan...
She was quite conscious of herself and her dress.
Armaan: Bahut buri lag rahi ho is dress me...
Ridhimaa: Haan... kya?
She looked at Armaan, who had successfully hidden his grin. He loved bullying Ridhimaa, especially now that she really thought that he didn't like her.
Armaan: (maintaining a straight face) Haan to aur kya?
Ridhimaa: Koi baat nahi... mujhe kya karna hai achha lag ke? Main to hoon hi buri... sabko pata bhi to chalna chahiye ki main kitni buri hoon.
Armaan again started feeling gulity. Ridhimaa had an uncanny habit of making him feel guilty without even knowing herself that she was doing so. They had reached Sanjeevani. Both step down and moved towards Tamanna's room. In the way, all kept staring at the beautiful pair. Armaan knocked at the door and came in.
Tamanna: Ammy... tum kitne achhe lag rahe ho!
Tamanna: Aur Ridz... tum...
Ridhimaa: Mujhe pata hai main bahut buri lag rahi hoon...
Tamanna: Kya? Kisne kaha ki tum buri lag rahi ho?
Ridhimaa: Jisne bhi kaha ho... I am sorry...
Tamanna: Kisliye? Tumhe ho kya gaya hai Ridz?
Ridhimaa: (sadly) Kuch nahi.
Tamanna looked at Armaan who shrugged.
Tamanna: Ammy... tumne Ridz se kya kaha?
Armaan: Maine... kuch nahi... kuch bhi to nahi...
Tamanna glared at Armaan.
Ridhimaa: (flaring up as her old self) Achha? Tum jhooth kyun bol rahe ho? Tumne hi to kaha tha ki main bahut buri lag rahi hoon... kaha tha ki nahi?
Armaan: Kaha tha to? Sach kadwa laga?
Ridhimaa: Aur khud ke baare me kya khayal hai? Khud kisi bandar se kam lag rahe ho kya?
Armaan: Haan tumse to better lag raha hoon...
Ridhimaa: Kya kaha? Main bandar hoon?
Armaan: Nahi... sorry... actually main to bhool gaya tha... tum to jangli billi ho...
Armaan: Haan jangli billi... aur tum meri baat to mat hi karo... pata hai mujh par kitni ladkiyaan marrti hain?
Ridhimaa: Haan aur un ladkiyon me se koi andhi... koi behri... koi langdi...
Armaan: Dekho... tum baat mat badhao...
Ridhimaa: Main baat badha rahi hoon aagey? Armaan...
Tamanna: (loudly) Stop it!
Atul, Anjali, Muskaan, Rahul, Kirti and Shubhankar had also came there, hearing the sounds of bickering. They all were very relieved seeing Armaan and Ridhimaa fighting as they used to earlier. While, Armaan and Ridhimaa were feeling very embarrassed. Armaan had forgotten that he was angry with Ridhimaa, while Ridhimaa, remembering the old times, was very sad. Tears appeared in her eyes. Armaan on the other hand was feeling satisfied.
Tamanna: Ye sab... ye sab kya tha?
Muskaan: Tumhe nahi pata Tamanna? Ye thi World War III.
They all smiled except Armaan and Ridhimaa.
Shubhankar: Itne dino baad dono ko ladte dekh bahut maza aaya.
Atul: Haan... warna pehle to roz hi Sanjeevani me ye ladayi dekhne ko milti thi.
Anjali: Really... it's a change.
Tamanna: Ammy... Ridz... tum dono... kitna ladte ho?
While tears were still flowing from Ridhimaa's eyes though nobody noticed it.
Anjali: Sorry... sorry for what? Ye to tum dono ki aadat hai. Mujhe pata tha... kuch bhi badal jaayega lekin ye nahi badlega.
Kirti: Aakhir ladayi ho hi gayi.
Tamanna: Kya matlab? Inme pehle bhi ladaiyan hoti thi?
Rahul: Ye log dost banne se pehle dushman the... lekin baad me bhi inki ladayi baat baat me shuru ho jaati thi...
Tamanna: Really? Maine kabhi Ammy ko kisi ladki ke saath ladte hue nahi dekha. Sach!
Rahul: Kyunki wo ladkiyan Armaan ki personality se impress ho jaati thi lekin Ridhimaa ko impress karna tough...
Tamanna: Aur basket... ye basket kya hai?
Anjali: Basket stands for Dr.Ridhimaa Shashank Gupta, hai na Armaan?
Armaan kept mum. He had just noticed Ridhimaa's tears and he also knew why she was crying.
Atul: Actually... jaise hum log Ridhimaa ko Ridz bulaate hain, waise hi Armaan Ridhimaa ko Basket bulaata hai... I mean tha...
Tamanna: Ridz, main bhi...
She also looked at Ridhimaa and found her crying.
Tamanna: Ridz... kya hua?
Ridhimaa: No... nothing... kuch bhi to nahi...
She turned around and wiped her tears, under the impression that nobody had noticed her tears.
Tamanna: Ridz... tum ro kyun rahi thi? Armaan ki wajah se?
Ridhimaa: Wo main... aise hi...
Tamanna: Ridz.. tum sach me is dress me bahut achhi lag rahi ho... really. Tum Ammy ki baat ko seriously kyun leti ho? Wo to bas mazaak kar raha tha...
Ridhimaa turned around, her face clear of any trace of tears. Her face was looking more beautiful now.
Tamanna: Arrey rone se tum aur bhi khoobsurat dikhti ho. Ab main bhi make-up karne ki jagah thoda sa ro liya karungi... paise bhi bach jaayenge, hai na.
Rahul: Ridhimaa, tumse ye kisne keh diya ki tum achhi nahi lag rahi?
Atul: Balki aaj to tum humesha se zyada achhi lag rahi ho... hai na Armaan?
Armaan did not answer.
Tamanna: Ammy... tumhe late ho raha hai...
Anjali: Haan... best of luck...
He hugged Atul, Anjali, Muskaan, Rahul and Shubhankar and shook hands with Kirti. Then he turned and kissed Tamanna's forehead.
Armaan: Take care. Bye.
Armaan left. Ridhimaa kept standing there.
Armaan: (re-entering) Ridhimaa... chalo.
PART 185: In the car. Ridhimaa was sitting with a straight, impassive face. She wasn't crying.
Ridhimaa did not look towards him.
Armaan: Tum buri nahi lag rahi ho. Main to bas aise hi...
Ridhimaa kept mum.
Ridhimaa: I know.
Armaan: Fir tum... tum ro kyun rahi thi?
Ridhimaa: Tumse matlab?
Ridhimaa knew she had been rude.
She wanted to say that she was also sorry for betraying his trust but could't muster up the strength. They reached the Yashraj studios.
Armaan: Pahunch gaye.
Armaan was not nervous. He never was nervous. But Ridhimaa was. They both stepped down from the car and entered the studio and were immediately covered by security guards. They were taken inside where the press interview was to be taken. Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar and the directir Imtiaz Ali were standing on the stage. Shahrukh had come with his kids. The female lead singer was also present there. Ridhimaa could not believe her eyes on seeing all those stars before her. Shahid Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachhan, Sonu Nigam, Yash Chopra were among the other eminent personalities present there. Press reporters were sitting on their respective chairs. Imtiaz Ali came down from the stage to welcome Armaan. While the others were on the stage.
Imtiaz: Armaan... aao... tumhara hi wait kar rahe the hum log...
He hugged Armaan and started walking towards the stage. Ridhimaa was afraid about the thought of Armaan leaving her alone.
Armaan: Haan tum... chalo...
He grasped Ridhimaa's hand and moved towards the stage. There, Shahrukh welcomed him as an old friend.
Shahrukh: Armaan... how are you?
Armaan: (shaking hands) I am fine sir. And you?
Shahrukh: Bilkul theek.
Priety also joined them.
Priety: Mr.Mallik... I am very pleased to meet you.
Armaan: Same here mam.
Shahrukh: Ye tum hum logon ko sir, mam mat kaho. Achha nahi lagta.
Armaan: Mujhe to achha lagta hai...
Shahrukh: Meet my kids, Suhaana and Aryan.
Armaan greeted them.
Kids: Hye... aap wahi Dil ho na? Radio City waale? Asmaani Rang Ho waale?
Armaan: Haan... main wahi Dil hoon... aapko yaad hai?
Suhaana: Main aapko Ammy Bhaiya keh ke bula sakti hoon? Mujhe aap bahut pasand ho.
Armaan: Of course.
Shahrukh: Ye tumhare saath itni khoobsurat si ladki kaun hai?
Armaan: She's Ridhimaa... Dr.Ridhimaa Gupta.
Shahrukh: Aap bhi Sanjeevani me kaam karti hain?
Shahrukh: Good. Waise ek baat kahun? Aapko allahtaala ne bahut shauk se banaya hai.
Shahrukh: Aapki shaadi ho gayi?
Shahrukh: Nothing, main to bas dekhna chahta tha ki tum bolti bhi ho ki nahi.
Ridhimaa smiled. They were all requested to sit down as the press conference was going to start.
Ridhimaa: (nervously) Armaan...
Armaan made her sit beside him.
Shahrukh: (piping) Oho! Lagta hai doori bardaasht nahi hoti.
Armaan, Ridhimaa: (together) What?
Shahrukh: Kuch nahi. Baithiye...
They all sat down. The press conference started. First, the director, and the lead actors were asked questions about the film and it's story and their experience. Then came the turn of Armaan.
Media: So Dr.Armaan... your first film. Aapko kaisa lag raha hai?
Armaan: It's pretty obvious. Achha lag raha hai.
Media: Itne bade stars ke saath kaam karne ka mauka mila. Kaisa experience raha?
Armaan: It was fantastic. Shahrukh sir, Imtiaaz sir aur Priety mam bahut helpful hain. Inhone mujhe feel hi nahi hone diya that I don't belong to the industry.
Media: Aap keh rahe hain ki aap industry ko belong nahi karte... kyun?
Armaan: Well, it's my way of thinking. Ho sakta hai ki iske baad mera koi gaana aapko sunayi na de. You never know, what is on one's mind.
Media: Kahin aapka apne real profession me lautne ka iraada to nahi hai?
Armaan: I don't know. Aisa ho bhi sakta hai.
Media: To aap waapas Sanjeevani...
Armaan: I don't think so ki aisa possible hai. Next question please.
Media: Is film ka koi gaana jo aapke dil ke kareeb hai, sunaana pasand karenge?
Duniya ka kuch bura bhi tamasha nahi raha,
Dil chaahta tha jis tarah waisa nahi raha.
Tumse mile bhi hum to judaai ke mod par,
Kashti hui naseeb to dariya nahi raha.
Kaise milaayein aankh kisi aaine se hum,
Haaye humaare pass to chehra nahi raha.
Aankhen bhi dekh ke khwaab aa gayi hain tang,
Dil me bhi wah shauk wah lamha nahi raha.
Kehte the ek pal na jiyenge tere bagair,
Hum dono reh gaye wah waada nahi raha.
Kaati hain is tarah se tere baad roz raatein,
Main saans le raha tha par zinda nahi raha. Ridhimaa felt as if Armaan had sung the song for her. She was trying hard to control her emotions.
Media: Humne suna hai ki Recording studio me aap jab bhi gaana record karte the to aankh band karke gaate the. Lekin aaj jab aapne gaana gaaya to aapki aankhein khuli hui thi. Aisa kyun?
Armaan: Pata nahi. Maine kabhi notice nahi kiya.
Media: Kahin aisa isliye to nahi ki jiske liye aapne ye gaana likha aur gaaya hai wo is samay aapke pass hai. Studio me aap aankh band karke usi ke baare me sochte hue gaate the?
All looked towards Armaan. Ridhimaa too wanted the answer.
Armaan: (after a brief pause) Aapko jo sochna hai soch lijiye.
Armaan did not want to answer the question. The questions were getting personal.
Media: Aapki aur Dr.Ridhimaa ki engagement to toot gayi thi... fir wo aapke saath kaise aayi?
Shahrukh and Priety too looked towards Armaan and Ridhimaa, highly interested.
Armaan: No personal questions please.
Media: Kahin aisa to nahi ki aapke power, position aur paise ko dekhkar wo aapke pass waapas aa gayi ho. Kyun Dr.Ridhimaa?
Ridhimaa's eyes filled with tears. They all thought her to be so cheap. Maybe Armaan also thought like that. But Armaan could not control his anger. He had never been able to endure any bad comments about Ridhimaa. Armaan stood up angrily.
Armaan: (firing at the person who asked the question) Listen...
Ridhimaa knew Armaan was going to lose his cool. She grabbed Armaan's hand and pulled him back down. All the others were staring at the pair.
Ridhimaa: Armaan... nahi...
Armaan: (bellowing at Ridhimaa, giving vent to his anger on her) Shut up! Ye log kuch bhi kehte rahein aur main sunta rahoon? Impossible. Main inse nahi darrta. And you...
He again looked towards the Mediaman.
Ridhimaa: (trying to control Armaan) Armaan... please... I beg of you...
Shahrukh: Armaan... control yourself.
Armaan: (to the media in a not so loud and angry voice) Listen... jisko bhi sunna hai suniye. Main yahan film ke Premier par aaya hoon, apni life story discuss karne nahi. Agar aapko kuch poochna hai to mujhse poochiye. Ridhimaa ko kyun beech me laate hain? Maine ek baar pehle bhi kaha tha, aaj fir kehta hoon... ki aapko koi haq nahi ki aap kisi par itna bada ilzaam lagayein. Ye mera personal matter hai ki main kise apne saath laata hoon, kise nahi. Kya aapko lagta hai ki main itna bewkoof hoon ki koi mere paison aur position ki wajah se mere pass aaye aur main use na pehchaan paaun? Aap logon ko meri chinta karne ki zaroorat nahi hai aur na hi kisi par bewajah ungli uthaane ki zaroorat hai.
Shahrukh, Priety and Karan seemed impressed by Armaan's answers. The three clapped. The other stars followed suit.
Media: Lekin Dr.Ridhimaa aapke saath...
Armaan: Haan wo mere saath aayi hain, wo bhi isliye kyunki main yahaan akela nahi aana chaahta tha. Bahut force karne par wo yahan aane ko tayyar hui hain. Aur agar aapko meri baat aur Dr.Ridhimaa ke khuloos par vishwaas nahi hai, then I can't help you. Main bas itna hi chaahta hoon ki is tarah ke sawaal at least Dr.Ridhimaa se na kiye jaayein. Aapko mujhse jo poochna hai poochiye.
Media: Mr.Mallik, aapki engagement tootne ka kaaran kahin kisi aur ke saath aapka ya Dr.Ridhimaa ka affair...
Armaan: Nahi... ye kaaran nahi tha...
Media: Matlab aap aaj bhi Dr.Ridhimaa se pyar karte hain?
Armaan: (after a very brief pause) No.
Ridhimaa could not believe her ears. This confirmed what she had been dreading.
Media: Dr.Armaan... last question.
Armaan: Are you sure?
Armaan: Then fire away.
Media: Dr.Armaan... kya jaise har film me, is film ki tarah ek hero, ek heroine hoti hai, usi tarah, aapki life me aapki koi heroine hai?
Armaan: Zindagi film nahi hoti. Har film me Shahrukh sir ke dialogue ki tarah end me sab kuch theek ho jaata hai aur agar theek nahi hota to wo the end nahi hota... picture...
He looked at Shahrukh, who supplied promptly.
Shahrukh: Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost...
Armaan: Exactly. Lekin according to me and my experiences, life is not a box a chocolates, it is like a bed of roses. Aapko khushiyan to milti hain, lekin uske liye aapko kaanton ka lamba safar tay karna padta hai. Is film me ek gaana bhi hai, film ke climax ka jo is baat ko prove karta hai. Agar Imtiaaz sir ki permission ho to...
Imtiaaz: Permission ki kya zaroorat hai. Gaana to tumhara hi hai... film ki promotion ke liye achha bhi hai... feel free to sing.
Jangal me pyaas bujhaate hue mar jaate hain,
Hum parinde kahin jaate hue mar jaate hain.
Hum hain sookhe hue taalaab pe baithe hue hans,
Jo taalluk nibhaate hue mar jaate hain.
Ghar pahunchta hai koi aur humaare jaisa,
Hum tere sheher se jaate hue mar jaate hain.
Kis tarah log chale jaate hain uthkar chupchaap,
Hum to ye dhyaan me laate hue mar jaate hain.
Unke bhi katl ka ilzaam humaare sir hai,
Jo hume zeher pilaate hue mar jaate hain.
Yah muhabbat ki kahaani to nahi marti lekin,
Log kirdaar nibhaate hue mar jaate hain. All clapped again. There was pain and emotions in Armaan's voice.
Media: Dr.Ridhimaa... kya aap Dr.Armaan se pyar karti hain?
Ridhimaa was asked the question unexpectedly. Armaan stood up again. Ridhimaa pulled him back down. He glared at her furiously.
Ridhimaa: (in a watery, unsteady voice) Nahi. Main sirf aur sirf Dr.Armaan ke pasion se pyar karti hoon. Remember?
The interview ended. Priety felt bad for Ridhimaa and hugged her. Ridhimaa could not control her tears. Armaan tried to say something but Shahrukh tried to cool him down by taking him aside.
Shahrukh: Armaan... no. Let them shout. You shouldn't care about what they are saying.
Armaan: I don't care a bit about them...but Ridhimaa... see, she's crying... I won't leave them. They are responsible for her tears.
Shahrukh: Armaan... tum decide kar lo. Ki tum Ridhimaa se pyar karte ho ya nahi. Main tumse bada hoon aur experienced hoon, isiliye keh raha hoon. Agar tum usse sach me pyar nahi karte to tumhe ye baat khul kar keh deni chahiye... aur Ridhimaa se thodi doori maintain karni chahiye. Use log tumhare saath dekhenge to unhe apni news ke liye masaala mil jaayega. But I think Ridhimaa is a sensitive girl. She won't be able to handle all this. So please... at least be loyal and true to yourself.
Armaan could not speak. His mind was revolving around each and every word Shahrukh had said. Till then Karan and Sonu also approached them.
Sonu: Armaan... tumne to hum jaison ki chutti kar di.
Karan: Aapki kya, Armaan ne to Shahrukh ki bhi chutti kar di. Jitne cameras Shahrukh ko cover kar rahe the, usse zyada Armaan ke peechhe lage the. Aur press conference me aadhe se zyada time to Armaan se hi questions poochte rahe Media waale.
They both looked smiling at Armaan, who was looking more solemn than they had ever seen him.
PART 187:Sonu and Karan looked at Shahrukh.
Karan: What happened? Why is he so sad?
Shahrukh: Armaan... tum Media waalon ko seriously kyun lete ho? Tum ek star ho, wo bhi superstar. Ab tum is industry ka hissa ho. Media waalon ka to kaam hi hai superstars ke peechhe padna, unse question karna, unki life ke baare me comments karna...
Armaan: Agar mere star banne ke liye Ridhimaa ko ye sab face karna padega to I think mujhe ye sab chod dena chahiye.
Karan: Armaan... ye faisle jaldbaazi me nahi liye jaate. Tum ek experience ko dil se kyun laga rahe ho?
Sonu: Aur maine tumhare gaane sune hain. Tum me har ek khoobi hai jo ek singer, lyricist aur music composer me honi chahiye. You are a full package. Infact, maine tumhe bahut se directors ko recommend bhi kiya hai.
Till then Amitabh and Hrithik reach there.
Amitabh: (to Armaan) Hello young man. I must say, you sing very well.
Armaan: Hello sir.
Amitabh: Kya hua?
Shahrukh: Kuch nahi sir...
Hrithik: Hey, kahin tum press conference ke baad se pareshaan to nahi ho? Aisa to hota rehta hai...
Armaan: But not with me. Agar ye sab mujh tak hi confined rehta to theek tha... lekin I won't allow them to do this to Ridhimaa. I am going to leave all this right now.
Hrithik: Tum to usse pyar nahi karte fir uske liye itne pareshaan kyun ho rahe ho?
Amitabh: Armaan... tum itna bada faisla kaise kar sakte ho? Abhi to tumhara career as a singer shuru hua hai... tumhe abhi bahut aagey jaana hai.
Just then Suhaana came there running.
Suhaana: (to Shahrukh) Dad... wo Ridhimaa didi... she's crying... chup hi nahi ho rahi...
Armaa: Oh no! Main to bhool hi gaya tha...
Suhaana: Ammy bhaiya... Priety aunty ne mujhe aapko bulaane ke liye kaha hai... please be quick...
All of them went towards where, Ridhimaa was sitting. Priety and the female playback singer were there, trying to calm her. She was crying continuously. Armaan looked meaningfully towards Priety and the female singer, both of whom stood up. Armaan went and sat near Ridhimaa. She was so immersed in crying that she didn't notice him coming. Shahrukh indicated the others to leave Armaan and Ridhimaa alone for some time.
Shahrkh: Let us go to the auditorium.
They all nodded and went away to the auditorium where the film was to be screened.
Ridhimaa looked up at hearing Armaan's voice. Her eyes were full of tears which were continuously running down her cheeks. She again shook her head, seeing the pained expresion on Armaan's face.
Armaan: Ridhimaa.... chalo...
Ridhimaa: Lekin tumhari film to abhi...
Armaan: I don't care.
Ridhimaa: Armaan meri wajah se tum ye sab mat karo...
Armaan: To fir tum rona band karo... nahi to main abhi sabse keh ke aata hoon ki main ja raha hoon...
Ridhimaa wiped away her tears but more tears filled her eyes and started flowing. She was not able to control herself. Till then Shahrukh again came back to call Armaan for the screening.
Armaan: Ridhimaa... idhar dekho.. meri taraf... Ridhimaa...
Ridhimaa looked towards Armaan and could see his concern in his eyes.
Armaan: (wiping off Ridhimaa's tears) Ridhimaa... I know ki tumhe Media waalon ke comments bahut bure lage. Agar tumhe baad me rona hi tha to mujhe roka kyun? Main sab ko seedha kar deta. Why did you stop me?
Ridhima: Tum yahan par un sab se ladte? Tum paagal ho kya? Ek to tumhare liye itni badi oportunity hai upar se tum use waste karne ke tareeke dhoondhte rehte ho...
Armaan: Ridhimaa... tum samajh nahi rahi ho.
Ridhimaa: Nahi... tum samajh nahi rahe ho. Tamanna ne mujhe isiliye tumhare saath bheja kyunki wo chaahti thi ki tum is opportunity ko miss na karo. Agar main tumhe nahi rokti to...
Armaan: Tammy ki fikr hai tumhe, meri nahi hai?
Ridhimaa looked at Armaan. She had stopped crying. Armaan too was cursing herself for not having control on his words.
Shahrukh: Agar rona dhona khatm ho gaya ho to chalein? Film shuru hone waali hai.
Armaan: Nahi hum log...
Ridhimaa: Hum log bas aa rahe hain.
Armaan glared at Ridhimaa who stood up, her face clear of the tears.
Ridhimaa: Main washroom ja rahi hoon. Tum auditorium me pahuncho.
Armaan: Tum kahin... yahaan se bhaagene ka plan to nai bana rahi?
Ridhimaa: Nahi... tum jao.
Armaan: Sir, main abhi aa raha hoon.
Shahrukh went away. Ridhimaa went to the washroom to wash her face. She came back to find Armaan standing there, waiting for her and they both went inside together.
The film was liked by all. Every person present was appreciating Armaan's music whole-heartedly. Even Ridhimaa liked it a lot. After the screening, they all were mobbed again by the press reporters, but Armaan evaded out. He and Ridhimaa chose a secluded corner to stand in the post premier party.
Ridhimaa: Achhe gaane the...
Armaan: Thanks... mujhe laga ki tum Shahrukh sir ke alaawa kuch dekhogi hi nahi...
Shahrukh: (joining them) Ye sab meri peeth peechhe kya baatien ho rahi hain?
Armaan: Kuch nahi bas Ridhimaa se pooch raha tha ki usne film me aapke alaawa kisi aur ko notice kiya ya sirf aapme hi khoyi rahi.
Ridhimaa blushed. Shahid Kapoor came there.
Shahid: (extending his hand towards Ridhimaa, inviting her for a dance) May I have the pleasure of dancing with you?
Ridhimaa: (looking at Armaan) Main?
Shahid: Yes, aap... please...
Armaan too looked at Shahid.
He himself took Ridhimaa's hand and pulled her towards the dance floor. Ridhimaa had no choice but to go. she kept looking back, as if expecting Armaan to stop her by some excuse or other. Meanwhile, Shahrukh dragged Armaan towards the bar.
Armaan: No, I don't drink.
Armaan: Really... it's not good for health.
Shahrukh: Oh yes, I forgot that you are also a doctor.
Shahid was dancing with Ridhimaa just in front of them. Ridhimaa was feeling uncomfortable. She was not liking this at all.
Shahid: Kya hua?
Ridhimaa: Kuch nahi...
She kept throwing glances towards where Armaan was sitting with Shahrukh. Armaan too was looking there only, where Ridhimaa was dancing.
Shahrukh: (understanding Armaan's feelings) Agar dance karne ka mann kar raha hai to jao...
Armaan: No, no... I am fine.
Shahid: (very straight-forward) Ridhimaa... I think I like you. Would you like to go out with me?
Ridhimaa was so shocked that she jumped apart, leaving Shahid.
Ridhimaa: (revolted) Ye aap... kaisi baatein kar rahe hain?
Shahid: Calm down... I just expressed a feeling. If you don't want...
Ridhimaa: (cutting across him and not caring about keeping her voice low) Of course I don't want... how could you even think about it?
Shahid: (calmly) OK... just chill... nobody's forcing you.
Just then a waiter took a tray of glasses full of wine from the bar and started moving around the dancing pairs. Shahid called him towards him.
He took up a glass and sent the waiter away.
Shahid: (giving the glass to Ridhimaa) Drink it... it will cool you down.
Ridhimaa: Ye... soft drink hai?
Shahid: (grinning with a tinge of naughtiness) Yes, of course...
Ridhimaa took the glass. She was about to put the glass to her lips when...
Armaan: (approaching Ridhimaa) Ridhimaa...
Ridhimaa looked up.
Ridhimaa: (hugely relieved) Armaan...
Armaan ignored her.
Armaan: (to Shahid) If you could just excuse us for a moment... I want to talk to her.
Shahid: Yeah, sure.
Shahid went away, grinning. Armaan held Ridhimaa's free hand with too much force and dragged her towards the bar. Shahrukh was watching all this interestedly.
Ridhimaa: (trying to free her hand) Armaan... chodo...
Armaan left her hand.
Armaan: (angrily) Ye tum kya kar rahi thi?
Ridhimaa: Kya? Kya matlab?
Armaan: Matlab, ye kya hai?
He was pointing to the glass in her hand.
Ridhimaa: Soft... soft drink hai...
Armaan: Ye soft drink hai?
Armaan held her hand with the glass in it and pushed it up towards her nose, making her smell it. Ridhimaa was taken aback by the bad smell issuing from the glass and started coughing.
Ridhimaa: (coughing) Ye... ye to...
Armaan: (taking the glass from her hands and putting it on the bar and then shaking her roughly) Yes, its wine. What do you think, you were doing? Answer me!
Ridhimaa: (tears sprouting in her eyes due to Armaan's behaviour and rage) Maine to... maine to poocha tha to Shahid ne kaha ki soft drink hai...
Armaan: Kisine kaha aur tumne maan liya? Tumhare pass khud ki akal nahi hai? Kyun humesha doosron par depend rehna pasand karti ho?
Ridhimaa: Main to bas...
Armaan: Bahut shauk chadha hai na dance karne ka? Jao... aur dance karo... ji bhar ke karo... drink as much as you can till you drop!
Ridhimaa: (half-sobbing) Lekin...
Armaan: Jao... dus logon se baatein karo... meri to koi zaroorat hai hi nahi tumhe... sabse zyada intelligent to tum hi ho yahan pe. Alag alag ghoomna bahut achha lagta hai na tumhe? Har jagah main nahi aaunga tumhe bachane... khud ko bahut smart samajhti ho na... dikh raha hai ki kitni bewkoof ho... kuch bhi samajh hai tumme?
Ridhimaa started sobbing. Armaan saw the tears flowing down her cheeks. He had lost his control on her and was now feeling sorry for it. This was always where Armaan lost... he could not bear to see Ridhimaa crying.
Ridhimaa: (crying) Agar pata hai ki main kitni bewkoof hoon to mujhe khud se door kyun karte ho? Main thode hi gayi thi dance karne... wo zabardasti mujhe le gaye the. Tum unhe to rok nahi paaye... ab mujh par chilla rahe ho... mujhe kya pata tha ki glass me wine hai? Maine poocha bhi tha... fir bhi galti meri hi hai. Mujhe yahan aana hi nahi chahiye tha... tumne theek kaha... mujhe ghoomna bahut achha lagta hai. Kabhi tumhare saath... kabhi kisi aur ke saath... main to kisi ke saath rehne ke kaabil hi nahi hoon... hai na?
Armaan held his head. He had said more than he had intended or meant. He gazed around. Except Shahrukh, nobody was looking in their direction. He looked imploringly at Shahrukh, who came forwards.
Shahrukh: Ridhimaa... stop crying...
Ridhimaa: (sobbing) Chale jaiye yahan se... aapne suna nahi... main kitni buri hoon?
Shahrukh was stupified. He looked at Armaan. Armaan knew, he would have to go to make Ridhimaa stop crying.
Armaan: (going infront of Ridhimaa) Ridhimaa...
Ridhimaa did not look up but started crying more loudly.
Armaan: Ridhimaa... sab log dekh rahe hain...
Ridhimaa: Fine... I am going... tum raho yahan pe...
Ridhimaa turned to leave. Armaan held her hand.
Ridhimaa: (trying to shrug off her hand) Leave me...
Ridhimaa: I said leave me...
Armaan pulled Ridhimaa's hand and she rolled onto his chest.
Ridhimaa found herself so close to Armaan and pushed him away roughly. Armaan was still holding her hand.
Ridhimaa: Maine kaha mujhe jaane do...
Armaan: Ridhimaa... listen to me...
Ridhimaa: Nahi... aaj maine bahut sun liya. Un Media waalon ne jo kaha so kaha. Aur tum Armaan... tumne bhi mujh par hi ilzaam lagaya na... tum bhi bilkul unhi ki tarah mere character par...
Armaan: Ridhimaa... I didn't mean it.
Armaan was being honest. But Ridhimaa thought that he was only covering up in front of others.
Ridhimaa: (in a muffled voice through her tears) Mujhe sab pata hai... tum yahi baat bahut dino se kehne ki koshish kar rahe the na... aaj to keh hi diya... agar itna hi shak karte ho mujh par to mujhe yahaan laaye hi kyun?
Ridhimaa: Oh haan... yaad aaya... Tamanna ke kehne par... tum to tayyar hi nahi the mujhe laane ke liye... ab samajh me aaya kyun... main itni buri hoon ki itne logon ke saath...
Armaan: Shut up! Just shut up!
Ridhimaa stopped speaking. She looked up towards Armaan with fearful, tearful eyes.
Armaan: Bas, aagey ek shabd bhi nahi...
Ridhimaa stopped. She tried to wring her hand free from his grip and turned to leave.
Armaan: Ruko... meri baat abhi khatm nahi hui hai...
Ridhimaa: Mujhe kuch nahi sunna... jaaney do mujhe... sabke saamne tamasha karne ki zaroorat nahi hai...
Armaan: Zaroorat hai... tumhe sach sunne ki zaroorat hai. Main tumhe aise nahi jaaney dunga.
Priety and Karan also arrived there, hearing the commotion. The party had ended. All the other guests had left. Only the cast and crew of the film were now present there.
Armaan held Ridhimaa by her shoulders. Her tears were still flowing down her cheeks.
Ridhimaa: Armaan... mujhe chodo... sab log...
Armaan: I don't care.
Ridhimaa looked up. Armaan was looking into her eyes with concern.
Armaan: Tumhe sach sunna hi padega... suno. Sach wo nahi jo tum soch rahi ho... aur mujhe to tum par tajjub hota hai... tum ye soch bhi kaise sakti ho?
Ridhimaa was not understanding a thing.
Armaan: Shhh... jo bhi maine kaha... jo kuch bhi... wo maine gusse me kaha... I didn't mean it at all. And I am extremely sorry for that.
PART 189: Ridhimaa could not believe her ears.
Ridhimaa: Tumne kaha...
Armaan: Mujhe pata hai maine kya kaha. Lekin tumhe ye bhi sochna chahiye ki us waqt main gusse me tha. Mujhe tumse isi baat ki ummeed thi...
Ridhimaa: Kis baat ki?
Armaan: Tumhari bewkoofi ki...
Armaan: Haan tumhari. Lekin isme galti meri hai, sirf meri. Mujhe tumhe khud se door karna hi nahi chahiye tha. Mujhe pata hai ki tum ki tum kitni bewkoof ho... fir bhi maine tumhe jaaney diya. Ye meri galti hai. Lekin tumne dekha nahi... sahi time par main hi tumhe rokne ke liye aaya tha... aaya tha ki nahi?
Ridhimaa: Lekin tumhe kaha...
Armaan: Haan... lekin mera bilkul bhi wo matlab nahi tha jo tum samajh rahi thi. It was all a reaction. Mujhe khud par gussa tha, tum par gussa tha aur maine saara gussa tum par nikaal diya... and I've said sorry for that. Tumne soch bhi kaise liya ki main tumhare liye itni ghatiya baat karunga? Bolo... kaise soch liya tumne? Tum mujhe itna gira hua samajhti ho?
Ridhimaa: Wo main... mujhe laga ki tum...
Armaan: Kya laga tumhe? Ki main isliye tumhe yahan lekar nahi aana chahta tha ki main tumhare character par shak karta hoon?
Armaan: Tum itni bhi paagal ho, maine kabhi nahi socha tha... jabki hum dono ko maaloon hai ki wo wajah kya thi jis wajah se main tumhe nahi laana chaahta tha aur jis wajah se tum khud yahan aaney se mana kar rahi thi. Fir bhi tumne apna dimaag chalaana zaroori samjha aur mujhe meri hi nazron me gira diya.
Armaan paused for a moment.
Armaan: It's OK. Mujhe pata hai ki tumhara matlab wo nahi tha. Lekin... pata hai, is baat ke liye mera mann kar raha hai ki main tumhe bahut zor se thappad maarun.
Ridhimaa: Maar lo...
Armaan: Jissey tum aur rone lago aur mujh par ek aur ilzaam lagao ki maine tum par isliye haath uthaya ki main tumhe pata nahi kya kya sochta hoon?
Ridhimaa: Nahi... tum aisa kaise soch sakte ho?
Armaan: To akal aa hi gayi tumhe. Mujhe pata tha... tum ho hi bewkoof.
Ridhimaa: Main bewkoof hoon... aur tum... tum...
She could not use any bad words to describe him. She remembered how she had betrayed his trust and tears again came flowing down her cheeks. Armaan tried to wipe them off her face and Ridhimaa hugged him in the full view of all of them present. All smiled and Armaan was taken by surprise of Ridhimaa hugging him. He was still not sure about his feelings towards her.
Armaan prised her away from him and wiped off her tears. Ridhimaa was feeling shy about hugging Armaan.
Armaan: Chalein? Ya aur ladne ka iraada hai?
Ridhimaa: Main kahan lad rahi thi? Tum lad rahe the.
Armaan: Achha main lad raha tha? Aur jo tum mujhe itna...
Karan: OK...OK... tum dono nahi, hum sab lad rahe the. Fine?
Armaan and Ridhimaa were deeply embarrassed.
Karan: So Armaan... tumne kya socha?
Armaan: Main apna faisla pehle hi aapko bata chuka hoon... and I haven't changed it.
Shahrukh: Are you sure?
Armaan: Yes I am.
Priety: Kaisa faisla?
Karan: We'll tell you afterwards. But Armaan... we'll really miss you yaar.
Armaan: OK... ab hum log chalte hain... raat ke do baj rahe hain aur Ridhimaa ko kal Sanjeevani duties par bhi jaana hai.
They both went to each person.
Shahrukh: (to Ridhimaa) Ab rona nahi... OK?
Ridhimaa nodded. Shahrukh hugged her and she beamed.
Shahrukh: (whispering to Armaan) Decide kar lo ki tumhari feelings kya hain. Jitna jaldi decision loge, utna zyada achha hoga tum dono ke liye.
Armaan nodded and then left the Studio with Ridhimaa.
Back in the car.
Ridhimaa: Kaun se faisle ki baat kar rahe the wo sab?
Armaan: Kuch nahi bas maine unhe bataya tha ki main thode din baad waapas ja raha hoon.
These words had a torturing effect on Ridhimaa but Armaan, who was driving, did not look towards her. There issued an uncanny silence in the car.
Ridhimaa: (in a quivering voice) Armaan...
Ridhimaa who was on the verge of saying something, stopped herself.
Ridhimaa: Kuch nahi.
Armaan: Tumhe bhookh lag rahi hai?
Armaan: OK. Suno... agar kal Tammy pooche ki aaj premier par kya hua tha to use kuch bhi aisa mat batana jiski wajah se wo pareshaan ho jaaye.
Ridhimaa: Tum agar mujhse ye na bhi kehte to bhi main use kuch nahi batati.
Armaan: Aur tum Tammy ki dhamkiyon se darr mat jaaya karo. Wo jaanti hai ki tum darr jaogi aur uski baat maan logi isiliye aisa karti hai... main nahi darrta to use mere saath ye sab karne ki himaat nahi hoti.
Armaan: Tammy kitne din me theek ho jaayegi? Ek hafta aur lagega na?
Ridhimaa: Hmm... waise kaafi jaldi recover kar rahi hai. Tum aise hi uska khyal rakhoge to bahut jald chalne bhi lagegi.
Armaan: I sincerely hope so.
Ridhimaa: Tamanna khud bhi ek doctor hai na?
Armaan: Haan... kyun?
Ridhimaa: Nahi wo medicines aur injection se itna darrti hai na... isiliye...
Armaan: Oh haan! Main to aise kisi aur doctor ko nahi jaanta jo medicines se itna darrta ho. Tum jaanti ho kisi aise doctor ko?
Ridhimaa: (knowing that Armaan was taunting her) Nahi to...
Armaan stopped the car. They had reached Ridhimaa's house. Ridhimaa stepped down from the car while Armaan kept sitting inside. Ridhimaa rung the bell but it was not working. Armaan saw Ridhimaa standing out side and nobody opening the door and stepped out from the car.
Armaan: Kya hua?
Ridhimaa: Bell kharab ho gayi shayad.
Armaan tried the bell. It wasn't working. He knocked on the door loudly but nobody opened the door.
Armaan: Lagta hai sab so gaye.
Ridhimaa: Kya? Main Di ko phone lagati hoon.
She tried Anjali's mobile.
Ridhimaa: Switched off aa raha hai.
Armaan: Ghar pe try karo.
Ridhimaa: Ghar ka phone to shaam ko tumhara phone aaney ke baad se dead hai.
Armaan: Ek baar try to karke dekho... shayad theek ho gaya ho.
Ridhimaa: No answer.
Ridhimaa loudly tapped the door. But nobody listened.
Ridhimaa: Sab log so kaise gaye? Mera wait kyun nahi kiya?
Armaan: Who knows? Main jaun? Mujhe bahut neend aa rahi hai. Tum yahin khadi raho. Koi na koi kabhi na kabhi to darwaaza khol hi dega. OK?
Ridhimaa stared at Armaan.
PART 190:Armaan: Main jaun?
Ridhimaa: Jao... waise bhi bahut der ho rahi hai.
Armaan: Tumhe darr nahi lagega?
Ridhimaa: Nahi... tum jao.
Armaan stared at Ridhimaa. She had still not understood the joke. She had believed that he would go away, leaving her alone in the night.
Armaan: Tum jaakar car me baitho... main kuch intzaam karta hoon.
Armaan: Maine kaha ki tum jaakar ca me baitho.. main darwaaza khulwaane ki koshish karta hoon.
Armaan: I said, go...
Ridhimaa sensed the seriousness in Armaan's voice.
Armaan: Waise bhi... itni raat me tumhara yahaan aise khade hona theek nahi.
Ridhimaa went away to the car and sat down on the front seat. In a few minutes, Ridhimaa was asleep. Armaan had wanted this only. He knew if he had asked Ridhimaa to do so, she would have refused, worrying about how he would spend the night. Armaan once again tapped the door but nobody listened. Armaan went and sat down on the roof of the car, waiting. He did not dare fall asleep, lest something should happen to Ridhimaa. Morning followed the dark night. The birds started chirping. It was dawn. Armaan had spent a full night, thinking about Ridhimaa and his feelings towards her. He had become more and more confused with each passing minute. He knew that Ridhimaa still loved him. If he wanted to go away from her and not make her sad, he would have to make her forget him. It was the only way. but how to do it was the real problem. He decided that he would maintain his silence and rough attitude towards her as he had been doing for a few days. Maybe this would help her forget him. Ridhimaa woke up after a night's sleep. First she could not understand what she was doing in the car. Then she remembered and came out. Armaan was nowhere to be seen. She moved towards the door and knocked loudly. Nani opened the door.
Ridhimaa: (hugging nani) Nani...
Nani: Tum kab aayi?
Ridhimaa: Hum log to raat ko hi aa gaye the. Lekin bell kaam nahi kar rahi thi. Aur kisi ne bhi darwaaza nahi khola. Phone bhi kaam nahi kar raha tha... Di ka phone bhi band tha...
Nani: Hey... bhagwaan... I am so sorry... hum sab tumhara intzaar karte karte so gaye. Tu raat bhar baahar khadi rahi?
Ridhimaa: Nahi... Armaan ne mujhe car me jaakar baithne ko kaha to mujhe neend aa gayi. Main abhi uthi hoon... aur Armaan pata nahi kahan chala gaya hai.
Nani scanned around to find Armaan. Then her gaze fell on Armaan who was sitting on the roof of the car, watching them.
Nani: (calling) Armaan...
Armaan jumped down from the car, to Ridhimaa's surprise and came towards them.
Armaan: Good morning nani.
Nani: Good morning... tum wahan kya kar rahe the?
Armaan: Baitha tha... aap logon ne raat ko darwaaza hi nahi khola...
Ridhimaa: Tum raat bhar wahi baithe rahe?
Armaan ignored her question.
Nani: Tumhari aankhen itni lal laal kyun ho rahi hain? Raat bhar soye nahi kya?
Armaan did not answer but Nani and Ridhimaa understood.
Nani: To tum bhi so jaate... tumhari car to itni badi hai...
Ridhimaa knew why Armaan had not slept that night. It was because of her.
Armaan: Achha ab main chalta hoon...
Without listening to nani's pleas, Armaan went away on his car. Ridhimaa went inside the house to freshen up. Then she and Anjali went to Sanjeevani. Armaan too freshened up and reached Sanjeevani to meet Tamanna.
In the locker room, all the interns were there.
Atul: Ridz, kaisa raha premier?
Ridhimaa: Theek tha...
Anjali: Film kaisi hai?
Ridhimaa: Achhi hai.
Rahul: Aur gaane?
Ridhimaa: Bahut achhe hain.
Muskaan: Wahan aur kaun kaun tha?
Ridhimaa told her the names of the stars present.
Muskaan: Shahrukh Khan? Tu mili usse?
Muskaan: Kaisa hai? Bahut proudy hai?
Ridhimaa: Nahi... bahut sweet aur polite hain... very fun-loving and caring.
Anjali: Wow! Hum sabke liye sabka autograph laayi?
Ridhimaa: Armaan laaya hai. De dega tum logon ko.
Atul: Ab tak to Armaan aa gaya hoga na... main abhi jaakar ussey milkar aata hoon.
Ridhimaa: Abhi kahan?
Anjali: Abhi to wo so raha hoga. Hum logon ki wajah se wo raat bhar soya nahi. Bechaara...
Just then they were called to the nurse station for the briefing session.
In Tamanna's room. Armaan was again wearing the black trousers, designer shirt and leather jacket. He was also sporting the glasses.
Tamanna: Ammy... tum bata kyun nahi rahe...
Armaan: Sab kuch to bata diya... ab kya bataun?
Tamanna: Yahi ki tumne fir se ye kapde kyun pehenne shuru kar diye?
Armaan: Bas aise hi... meri marzi...
Tamanna: Achha tum autographs laaye?
Armaan: Haan baba... ye lo... aur dekhti raho...
He gave her he autographs. Tamanna was elated.
Tamanna: Thanks Ammy, you are the best!
Armaan: Achha... main jaakar tumhari reports dekhkar aata hoon... aa gayi ki nahi.
Armaan went out towards the nurse station where Kirti was doing the briefing session.
Kirti: Dr.Ridhimaa, Dr.Muskaan Path Lab. Dr.Atul, Dr.Rahul OPD. Dr.Anjali Special Ward. Aur aaj aap sabko duties se jaldi relieve kar diya jaayega. Aaj Saturday hai isliye aapki half-leave hai.
She turned to leave.
Arman: Dr.Kirti... excuse me Dr.Kirti...
Kirti turned. All were amazed to see Armaan so early up and wearing his leather jacklet and glasses.
Kirti: Yes Dr.Armaan?
Armaan: Mam Tammy... I mean Tamanna ki reports aa gayi?
Kirti: Ji aa gayi. Aap nurse station se collect kar lijiye.
Kirti left. Armaan reached out for Tamanna's reports on the nurse Station.
Armaan: Sister Lovely... Dr.Tamanna ki reports...
Lovely: Ye rahi... Dr.Armaan aapne fir wahi kapde kyun pehen liye?
Armaan: Aise hi...
He scanned the reports. His face flushed with happiness.
Rahul: Kya hua Armaan?
Armaan: Tamanna ki recovery bahut achhi ho rahi hai. Wednesday ko uska plaster khul jaayega aur Saturday ko wo discharge ho jaayegi.
Armaan: Haan... I am so happy. Sister Lovely... main ek phone kar loon? Mere mobile ki battery dead ho gayi hai.
Lovely: Ji... isme poochne waali kaun si baat hai?
Armaan started dialling.
Rahul: Kise phone kar raha hai Armaan?
Armaan: Air travel agency ko. Tammy by road to ja nahi paayegi. Tickets book karwaane padenge nahi to fir milenge nahi.
Armaan again started dialling. All the others were deeply unhappy.
PART 191:Atul: Armaan... tu chala jaayega?
Armaan: Shh... hello... Air travel agency? Armaan Mallik here... ji wahi... Maine kuch din pehle aapse baat ki thi... tickets ke baare me. Date confirmed ho gayi hai. Mujhe next Sunday... I mean... 17th October ki do tickets chahiye... yes of course... same destination. Ji to main aaj tickets lene aa jaun? OK. Well I have a request... main kahan ja raha hoon ye baat aap secret rakhiyega... thanks... thanks a lot.
Armaan put the receiver back on the cradle. The others were staring at him unbelievingly.
Armaan: (feeling amazed at their reactions) What? Atul... tu kuch keh raha tha na?
Atul: Wo main... tu abhi tak hum logon se naaraaz hai?
Armaan: Tumse? Nahi to. Ye baat to main pehle hi clear kar chuka hoon. Ab tumhare mann me ye baat kahan se aayi?
Anjali: To tum waapas kyun ja rahe ho?
Armaan knew that this question would definitely come up. He had his answer ready.
Armaan: Maine to tum logon ko pehle hi bataya tha ki jaise hi Tammy theek ho jaayegi, main chala jaunga. Why has this news come as a shock?
Muskaan: Kyunki hume laga tha ki kuch din yahan rehne ke baad tu waapas jaane ki baat bhool jaayega.
Armaan: Well I can't help you in that. Ye tum logon ki galat fehmi thi... aur kuch nahi. I had made myself clear, very long ago.
Armaan: Please Rahul... tu jaanta hai ki main Tammy ko uska haq, uska pyar ab tak nahi de paaya. Wo mujhse kitna pyar karti hai ki tum logon ki khushi ke liye mujhe khud se door karne ki koshish kar rahi hai. Lekin ab main ye nahi hone dunga. I will reciprocate her love... I won't leave her alone... I can't leave her alone... she needs me. Please... tujhe to samajhna chahiye ki Tammy mere liye kitni important hai...
Rahul: I understand but...
Atul: Tamanna tere liye important hai, hum nahi?
Armaan: Atul... jo baat tu jaanta nahi, uske baare me mat bol. Tujhe nahi pata ki Tammy mere liye kya hai. Uska mujh par tum logon se zyada haq banta hai. Jab tum logon ne mujhe thukra diya tha... tab ek wo hi thi jiski wajah se main aaj yahan hoon... tum logon ke saame... ek wo hi hai jo mujhe yahan Mumbai lekar aayi... ek wo hi hai jisne mujhe meri nayi pehchaan banaane me madad ki... ek wo hi hai jiske pyar aur samjhaane ki wajah se main tujhe maaf kar paaya... agar wo nahi hoti to main kabhi waapas nahi aata...
Anjali: Lekin we also need you. Tum chale jaoge to hum log kaise rahenge?
Armaan: (angrily) Waise hi rehna jaise mere aane ke pehle reh rahe the. Soch lena ki main fir se marr gaya...
Armaan rounded on her, towering over her.
Armaan: Kya hai?
Ridhimaa did not speak.
Armaan: Atul, Anjali, Muskaan, Rahul tumhe samajhna hai samjho, nahi samajhna mat samjho. But I want to clear this issue, once and for all. Agar tum logon ko lagta hai ki yahan se jaane ke baad main tum logon ko bhool jaunga, to tum log galat ho. Jab main yahan nahi tha, tab bhi tum logon ko yaad karta tha... wo sab hone ke baad bhi. Ab main waapas jaunga, tab bhi tum chaaron ko yaad karunga... I won't forget you all... you are my friends... tum sabki yaadein mere saath rahengi... aur... duniya itni chhoti bhi nahi hai. Main tum logon ko phone karta rahunga.
He had completely ignored Ridhimaa and not even mentioned her. She was once again crashed back to the reality.
Rahul: Theek hai... lekin itna to bata de ki tu ja kahan raha hai.
Atul: Aise hi...
Armaan: Main nahi bata sakta. Agar maine bata diya to tum log mere peechhe aaoge. And I don't want this. Maine apni nayi zindagi shuru ki hai... mujhe abhi bahut kuch karna hai...
Anjali: Koi baat nahi... teri albums aur movies aayengi to hume khud pata chal jaayega.
Armaan: Oh! Maine tum logon ko bataya nahi? Maine apna career as a singer khatm kar liya hai... kal wahan Premier par maine sabko bata bhi diya tha...
Muskaan: Kya? Kyun?
Armaan: Meri marzi.
Rahul: To tu ab kya karega?
Armaan: Wahi jo Dr.Armaan Mallik ko karna chahiye.
Anjali: To tum Sanjeevani waapas kyun nahi join kar lete. Zaroori nahi isi city me karo... kahin bhi jahan tum ja rahe ho... wahan ki branch join kar lo.
Armaan: Taaki tum log fir se mere peeche pad jao. Nahi... main Tammy ka hospital join karunga. Waise bhi use meri zaroorat padegi. Achha ab main ja raha hoon... Tammy ko ye good news bhi to deni hai.
Atul: Good news!
Anjali: Ab hum log kya karenge?
Rahul: We'll have to think fast. There's not much time. Armaan humare kehne se to rukega nahi... fir hum...
Then his gaze fell on Ridhimaa who was also turning to leave with her wounded heart. The others also saw Rahul looking at Ridhimaa and knew what was going on in his mind. Rahul looked at the others, who nodded.
Ridhimaa stopped in her tracks on hearing Rahul's voice but did not turn.
Anjali: (going upto Ridhimaa) Ridzi... tum... tum... Armaan se baat karo na... please...
Ridhimaa: Main kya baat karun...
Atul: Armaan ko rokne ke liye... tum bologi to wo...
Ridhimaa: To wo aaj hi chala jaayega...
Muskaan: Ridhimaa... tum bologi to shayad wo tumhari baat maan le... after all wo tumse pyar karta hai...
Ridhimaa: No... he doesn't loves me...
Rahul: Tumhe aisa lagta hai lekin sach me wo...
Ridhimaa: Main jaanti hoon sach kya hai. Mujhe sach kal he pata chal gaya hai. Usne kal sabke saamne kubool kiya hai ki wo mujhse pyar nahi karta... jab Premier on air hoga tab tum log bhi sunkar tasalli kar lena...
After saying so, Ridhimaa left for her duty. Two hours later, Armaan was going to the canteen when Shubhankar bumped into him with a cup of coffee.
Shubhankar: I am so sorry Dr.Armaan... really...
Armaan's jacket and T-shirt were both messed and blotched.
Armaan: It's OK sir... it was just an accident...
Shubhankar: Really... I am very sorry... lekin aapne aaj waapas wahi kapde kyun pehen liye? Aur ye glasses bhi...
Armaan: Wo bas... I think I should change...
Armaan went away to Tamanna's room.
Tamanna: Ammy... ye kya hua?
Armaan: Wo Dr.Shubhankar se takra gaya tha... main ghar jaun change karne ke liye?
Atul also entered the room.
Atul: Armaan... Dr.Shubhankar bata rahe the ki... tujhe change karna hai? Tere kuch kapde locker room me rakhe hue hain... chal...
Atul took Armaan with him to the locker room.
Atul: Tu to bhool gaya hoga... wo raha tera locker... aur ye rahi uski chabhi... ja change kar le...
Atul went away after thrusting the key of Armaan's locker in his hands. Armaan made his way slowly towards his locker. It was a very odd feeling. The locker seemed to him a small brother whom he had lost. Armaan put the key in the locker and opened it. Everything was just as he had left. There were only three additions. His watch, a small piece of his red shirt and half of the photograph of DMG was kept above everything. Everything else was beneath the three things. He knew after the news of his death, they must have placed the things in his locker. But it seemed that after that, his locker was never opened. Armaan took off his jacket and T-shirt and kept it on the locker-room's bench. Then he spotted a shirt and took it out to wear. As he opened the shirt, something sparkling and dazzling fell out from the locker and rolled out on the ground. Armaan bent to pick it up but it rolled towards the door and came to a halt in front of someone's legs. Armaan stood up and saw the face of the person who was standing at the door, looking stricken at the sight of the ring lying at her feet.
PART 192: Armaan came towards Ridhimaa until he was face to face with her, who was standing fixed at the spot. Ridhimaa did not look towards him nor was Armaan looking towards her. Both were thinking the same thing. Armaan bent down and Ridhimaa jumped apart. She thought that Armaan was going to touch her feet. Armaan picked up the ring and stood up. He went back towards the locker. There was a treasure box inside it. Armaan opened it and deposited the ring, the bracelet, the kangan and the payal inside it and shut it and threw it back into the locker. Ridhimaa was surprised to see Armaan barechested then she saw his spoiled T-shirt and jacket lying on the bench. Ridhimaa too made her way towards her locker. She opened her locker while Armaan started wearing the shirt.
Armaan: (looking at the peeled off button of the shirt) Oh no! Just what I wanted! Great!
Ridhimaa looked towards him. Armaan was trying to stitch back the button in it's place. She did not dare to say that she could do it for him. Armaan was not knowing how to stitch the button. Twice his needle went through the holes but no stitch came into place. In his aggression and irritation, he poked himself with the needle.
Armaan: (exclaiming) Ouch!
There was a loud noise with which Ridhimaa had banged her locker shut on hearing Armaan's voice.
Ridhimaa: (crying out with pain) Aaaah....
Armaan looked towards her. Blood was oozing out from her finger which had been trapped in the locker due to sudden shock. Armaan quickly came towards her. Ridhimaa was holding up her finger and tears had came out from her eyes due to the pain.
He took her hand. Ridhimaa looked towards him. It looked as if he was in pain due to her wound. Was this not love? But her hand was paining too much to let her think about anything else.
Ridhimaa: (when Armaan felt her wound on her left hand) Ouch!
Armaan: Kaise kaam karti ho? Dekh nahi paati kya? Dekho kya kar diya...
He was angry on her and was also looking worried due to her pain. Armaan first took out a cotton pad and cleaned the wound with Savlon.
Ridhimaa: (wincing) Aah...
Armaan: (looking up, concerned and blowing air on her wound to ease her) Bahut dard ho raha hai?
Ridhimaa did not answer. She was lost in his blue eyes which were showing concern and maybe love. Armaan saw her gazing at him and quickly dropped his gaze. He put the bandage on her wound and left her hand. Ridhimaa steadied herself. Armaan went back to his locker, picked up the needle and the thread and started trying again to stitch. Ridhimaa came towards him.
Ridhimaa: Lao... main kar doon...
Armaan: No... thanks... I'll manage it.
Ridhimaa: Armaan... tum theek se nahi kar rahe ho...
Armaan: (angrily) Enough! Tum kehna kya chahti ho ki main koi bhi kaam theek se nahi kar sakta? I can do everything... that too better than you.
Ridhimaa: (flaring up) Armaan... maine aisa kuch nahi kaha. Tum bekaar me hi lad rahe ho... agar tumhe koi kaam nahi aata to use maanne me sharm kaisi? Har kisi ko har kaam nahi aata...
Armaan: Shut up! Main kar lunga...
Ridhimaa: Armaan... tum agar din bhar bhi aise hi koshish karte rahe to ye button tumse kabhi nahi lagega...
Armaan: What do you mean? Tum kehna kya chahti ho? I know how to stitch...
Ridhimaa: Agar tumhe aata hota to tum pehle thread par knot lagate...
Armaan looked at the needle and thread in his hand. He had forgotten to tie the knot. That was why he couldn't stitch.
Armaan: Oh! Tabhi...
Ridhimaa: Haan tabhi...
Armaan proceeded to tie the knot when Ridhimaa intervened again.
Ridhimaa: Armaan.. is shirt ka colour kya hai?
Armaan: Tumhe dikh nahi raha? White hai.
Ridhimaa: To tumne needle me brown thread kyun daala hua hai?
Armaan knew that she was right. He accepted his mistake and took out a reel of white thread. Ridhimaa extended out her hand and Armaan gave the needle and the thread to her, knowing he would not be able to do it. Ridhimaa deftly put the thread in the needle and tied a knot at the end of the thread. She took the button and started stitching it. She was too close to Armaan. He could feel her enticing breath on his chest. Ridhimaa saw the heart shaped tattoo on Armaan's chest. She could not take her eyes off it. The button was stitched. She bent over Armaan's chest to cut the thread but Armaan passed her a scissor. Ridhimaa knew Armaan did not want her to come close to him. She cut the thread and put the needle and thread back into Armaan's locker.
Armaan: Thanks for the button...
Ridhimaa: Thanks for the bandage...
Ridhimaa turned back towards her locker. Armaan closed his locker. Ridhimaa started reading a file from her locker.
Armaan was going to speak when Ridhimaa again interrupted.
Ridhimaa: Armaan... maine Tamanna ki medication change ki thi. Usse koi faayda hua?
Armaan: Haan... Tammy bol rahi thi ki kaafi faayda hua hai...
Ridhimaa again bent over the file in her hands, satisfied.
Armaan: (hesitating) Ridhimaa...
Ridhimaa looked up enquiringly.
Armaan: Wo main... I wanted to say... ki tum... I mean... tum...
Ridhimaa could not understand anything. Why was Armaan hesitating?
Ridhimaa: Kya hua?
Armaan: Hua kuch nahi... wo...
Ridhimaa: Armaan tum bol rahe ho ya main jaun?
Armaan: Wo... abhi thodi der pehle... mujhe ek phone aaya tha...
Armaan: Wo phone Shahid ka tha...
Ridhimaa: (not understanding) Kaun Shahid?
Armaan: Shahid... Shahid Kapoor... wo tumhara mobile number maang raha tha.
Ridhimaa dropped the file in surprise.
Armaan: Haan wo... wo keh raha tha ki wo tumse... I mean... wo tumse friendship karna chaahta hai...
Ridhimaa was angry not only at Shahid but also at Armaan.
Ridhimaa: (demanding) To... tumne kya kaha?
Armaan: Maine kaha ki achhi baat hai...
Ridhimaa could not believe her ears.
Ridhimaa: What? Kyun?
Armaan: Wo... kal tum dono itne achhe se baatein kar rahe the... to maine socha ki shayad tumhe bhi koi problem nahi hogi... I thought you would like to...
Ridhimaa: Kisine tumse poocha ki tum kya sochte ho? Tumhari himmat kaise hui usse ye sab kehne ki? Marzi meri chalegi ya tumhari. Tumhara jo mann aaya tumne keh diya... ye bhi nahi socha ki main kya sochti hoon... you...
Ridhimaa: Shut up!
Armaan was surprised. Ridhimaa was getting hyper.
Ridhimaa: Kal maine usse do baatein kya kar li... tumhara dimaag chalne laga. Agar tumhe koi baat nahi pata to tumhara koi haq nahi banta ki tum us baat me interfere karo...
Armaan: Ridhimaa... listen to me...
Ridhimaa: No... you listen to me... humesha main hi kyun sunoon? I know ki humesha meri galti hoti hai... lekin is baar you are wrong. Totally wrong. Main uske saath dance isliye karne gayi thi kyunki main tumhare liye wo party spoil nahi karna chahti thi. Agar main kuch bhi kehti to wo tumhare liye negative ho jaata. Mujhe pata hota ki tum apna career badal rahe ho to main usi waqt sabke saamne saari baat clear kar deti.
Ridhimaa: Tumne use mera mobile number kyun diya?
Armaan: Lekin maine kab kaha ki maine use tumhara mobile number diya hai?
PART 193:Ridhimaa: Tumne... tumne...
Armaan: Nahi... maine to bas yahi kaha ki achhi baat hai ki wo tumse dosti karna chaahta hai...
Armaan: Shahid tumhara phone number maang raha tha to maine kaha ki tumse bina pooche main wo kaise de sakta hoon...
Ridhimaa heaved a sigh of relief.
Armaan: But I think ki tumhe usse ek baar baat kar leni chahiye. Mere pass Shahid ka private number hai. He's very desperate to talk to you.
Ridhimaa: I don't care.
Armaan: Shahid bura ladka nahi hai. Main usse do teen baar mil chuka hoon... tumhe lagta hai ki main tumhe koi galat advice dunga.
Ridhimaa: Mujhe pata hai ki tum mujhe koi galat advice nahi doge lekin mujhe kisi se na baat karni hai na main usse dosti karne me interested hoon.
Armaan: But why? Tumhe problem kya hai? Wo tumhari feelings ki respect karta hai isiliye usne tumhe direct contact karne ki koshish nahi ki... aur wo sorry bhi bol raha tha us wine waale mazaak ke liye...
Ridhimaa: Bolne do... mujhe koi fark nahi padta...
Armaan: Lekin... Shahid bas friendship karna chaahta hai... isme buri baat kya hai... tumhe kya problem hai?
Ridhimaa: Koi buri baat nahi hai lekin sirf ek chhoti si problem hai... ki main ye nahi chaahti. Ek baar kya mil liye... dosti karna chaahta hai... my foot! Wo paanch minute jab main uske saath thi to main use kitna jaan paayi jo usse dosti kar loon? Us samay party me to sab log achha hi behave karenge na. Mujhe kaise pata chalega ki wo achha insaan hai ki nahi?
Armaan: Main jaanta hoon use... I know ki tumhe meri baat ka bharosa nahi hai lekin main use Dr.Shashank se bhi mila sakta hoon. Shahid is a nice person... a good human being. Wo jaldi kisi se impress nahi hota... wo bahut hi emotional aur sensitive hai. Tumhari, tumhari feelings ko bahut importance dega. Tumhari har problem me help karega. He can be trusted. He's friendly, jovial, caring and amiable. Film industry me bhi uski achhi image hai. Sab log use pasand karte hain. Aur wo tumhe bahut pasand bhi karta hai... tum ek baar usse baat to karke dekho.
Ridhimaa: Tumhe usne apna lawyer bana ke bheja hai kya?
Armaan: (ignoring her) Aur sabse badi baat. Use bahut kam gussa aata hai... he'll respect your emotions and would never be unreasonable.
Ridhimaa: Tum mujhse ye sab kyun keh rahe ho? Main nahi chaahti kisi se dosti karna.
Ridhimaa: Enough... mujhe is baare me ab koi baat nahi karni.
Armaan: Theek hai... abhi tum gusse me ho. Lekin is baare me sochna zaroor. Maine Shahid se keh diya hai ki shayad tum thoda time logi sochne ke liye.
Ridhimaa: (unbelievingly, angrily) What?
Armaan ran away from there. Ridhimaa came running after him.
Armaan entered Tamanna's room in a haste.
Tamanna: Kya hua Ammy? Tum is tarah bhaag kyun rahe ho?
Armaan: Arrey yaar aafat peechhe hogi to bhaagna to padega hi... Tammy main kuch der ke liye ghar ja raha hoon...
Ridhimaa: (entering, panting) Jaana lekin thodi der baad... Armaan... mujhe tumse baat karni hai...
Armaan: (looking at the door which was blocked) Maine kaha na... kal baat karenge...
Armaan turned towards the attached bathroom to flee from sight.
But Armaan was not listening.
Ridhimaa: Armaan tum nahi ruke to main... main tumhare upar paani daal dungi.
She took the water jug from the bedside table into her hands.
Armaan: (turning back) Main tumse nahi darrta... tum aisa kuch nahi karogi...
Ridhimaa: Mujhe challenge mat karo... pachhtaoge...
Tamanna was watching all this. What had happened to both of them, she didn't know. Armaan again turned back towards the bathroom and Ridhimaa threw the water upon him. In a second, Armaan was dripping with water from head to toe. Tamanna could not control her laughter.
Armaan: (angrily) Basket!
Ridhimaa was surprised at herself. She had not intended to throw the water. But at the sight of Armaan, drenched in water, she burst out laughing.
Armaan: (springing towards Ridhimaa) Basket! Ab tumhari khair nahi...
Ridhimaa started running away with Armaan after her. They both were running at a high speed. Ridhimaa knew Armaan would take his revenge. Suddenly Shubhankar came into the way. He was shocked on seeing Ridhimaa and Armaan running like that.
Ridhimaa: (running as hard as he could) Sorry Dr.Shubhankar...
Ridhimaa ran past him.
Armaan: (brushing against Shubhankar) Sorry Dr.Shubhankar...
He also ran after Ridhimaa. All of the Sanjeevani was watching the pair, excitedly. Ridhimaa entered the locker room at a run, where the other interns were there after their duties.
Ridhimaa: (seeking Anjali for cover) Di...
Anjali: (looking at Ridhimaa who was hiding behind her) Kya hua Ridzi?
Armaan: (entering) Hua nahi.... hone waala hai...
Atul: Armaan tum ab kyun nahaye? Wo bhi kapdon ke saath?
Armaan: Main tumhe chodunga nahi.
Ridhimaa knew she was in trouble.
Armaan made his way towards Anjali.
Armaan: Anjy.. hato saamne se...
Ridhimaa: (holding Anjali in front of her) Di... hatna mat...
Armaan: Tum Anjali ki help se bhi mujhe nahi rok sakti.
Armaan tried to get round Anjali but in the meanwhile, Ridhimaa emerged out from the other side.
Ridhimaa: Bad luck Armaan!
And she ran from there. Armaan, dishevelled, came after her.
Anjali: Ye sab... ye sab kya tha?
Muskaan: Chalo chal ke dekhte hain...
Rahul: Shayad World War hone ja rahi hai...
They all went out and watched Armaan running after Ridhimaa.
Rahul: Armaan... Ridhimaa...
But both did not listen. Ridhimaa was afraid that if she would stop, Armaan would definitely take his revenge. Armaan was getting faster. Suddenly Ridhimaa sent a lone wheelchair in his way and Armaan tripped. Ridhimaa took no time in fleeing. Armaan got to his feet.
Armaan: (calling) Basket! I will not leave you... I'll kill you.
Kirti: (coming out from a nearby ward) Dr.Armaan.. any problem?
Armaan was stumped.
Armaan: Wo... mam... actually...
He heard Ridhimaa's laughter from somewhere ahead and ran to that direction, leaving Kirti behind him bemused and amazed.
Kirti: (looking at the interns and Shubhankar enquiringly) What was all this about?
Shubhankar: Who knows?
Ridhimaa heard some running footsteps and freezed. The very next moment Armaan was infront of her.
Armaan: (triumphant) Ha!
Ridhimaa knew she had to act fast to get out of there. She brought his face near Armaan and screamed in his ears. Armaan was taken aback in surprise and had closed his eyes and his ears. Ridhimaa took advantage of this and ran away from there.
Armaan: (opening his eyes and finding Ridhimaa running away) Basket! You're gone!
Armaan ran after her. Ridhimaa was very good at eloping. She entered the fire escape and tried to shut the door behind her but Armaan reached there and held the door open. Ridhimaa went away inside the Fire Escape. Armaan entered after her and shut the door behind him. Ridhimaa heard the door closing and turned around with fear. She found herself alone with Armaan in the fire escape with no chance of fleeing.
PART 194:Armaan: (moving closer) Ab bach kar kahan jaogi?
Ridhimaa backed away until she was jammed against the wall. There was no other way out.
Armaan: (coming right upto her) So... Dr.Ridhimaa Shashank Gupta ne kya kiya tha? Haan... I remember... shayad kisike upar badi berahmi se paani daala tha...
Ridhimaa: Wo to maine bas aise hi... waise bhi maine tumhe warn kiya tha.
Armaan: Warn... my foot! Ab dekhna main tumhare saath kya karta hoon... just wait and...
Ridhimaa: (looking over Armaan's shoulder) Armaan... chipkali...
Armaan quickly turned around, scared, and Ridhimaa grasped the opportunity to rush out from Armaan's side. But Armaan now knew that Ridhimaa was just joking and grabbed Ridhimaa's hand and pulled her towards him. Ridhimaa was now nose to nose with him, her hand in his hand, her breast heaving against his chest. There was a little more than fear in Ridhimaa's eyes. It was as if she didn't want to separate herself. She wanted this moment to go on for ever. Armaan too was lost in Ridhimaa's wide eyes. Suddenly the moment broke. Armaan left Ridhimaa as if his hands were burnt and stepped back. He didn't knew what he was thinking or had been doing. He only remembered Ridhimaa's black, beautiful eyes. Ridhimaa was thrown off balance. She had been savouring this moment, relishing this nearness, loving this intimacy when Armaan had pushed her away. Now Armaan was looking guilty while Ridhimaa was staring at him, not knowing what to say.
Armaan: Sorry... main... I am sorry...
Armaan quickly left the fire escape. Ridhimaa sat down on the steps. She didn't knew whether Armaan still loved her or not. He had told all of them in the press conference that he didn't love her anymore. Then why she could find love in his eyes whenever she went close to him? Was this only her imagination?
Ridhimaa: Armaan... tum mujhse pyar karo ya na karo... lekin main humesha tumse pyar karti rahungi.
Half an hour later, Armaan, having again changed his shirt was wearing a shirt of red colour. He was sitting in Tamanna's room, working on his laptop. Tamanna was reading a romantic novel. The interns, Shubhankar and Kirti entered the room. Ridhimaa looked as if she had been forced to come there.
Tamanna: Hye guys, hye Dr.Kirti, hye Dr.Shubhankar.
Rahul: Hum log movie dekhne ja rahe the...
Tamanna: Kaun si?
Atul: Aur kaun si? Wahi... Shahrukh aur Priety ki... jisme Armaan ka music hai...
Tamanna: Lekin Ammy to tum sab ke liye uski CDs laaya tha...
Shubhankar: Lekin movie hall me movie dekhne ka maza kuch aur hi hota hai...
Anjali: Waise bhi ye meri taraf se sabke liye treat hai.
Tamanna: Tumhara birthday hai kya?
Anjali: (smiling) Haan.
Armaan: One minute. Anjy... aaj tumhara birthday kahan hai? Tumhara birthday to pichhle mahine...
Anjali: Haan... jab tum hum sabko chod kar chale gaye the. Uske hi next week hi to tha... lekin hum me se kisi ka mann nahi kiya tumhare bagair birthday celebrate karne ka. We were all so depressed. Isliye aaj theek ek mahine baad main apne birthday ki treat dene ja rahi hoon. Tum chaloge? Waise bhi mere pass ek ticket extra hai. Ridz nhi ja rahi isliye... bolo... chaloge?
Armaan: Main jaunga to Tammy...
Muskaan: Ridhimaa hai na, wo sambhal legi... tum chalo... waise bhi itne din ho gaye sabke saath kahin bahar gaye hue. Bus main, Rahul, Atul aur Anjali hi jaate the jab bhi kahin jaana hota tha...
Tamanna: Kyun? Tum log Ridz ko lekar nahi jaate the?
Atul: Ridz kahan kahin jaati hai? Usko to bas do hi kaam aate hain. Ek hospital me duties karna aur doosra...
He lowered his voice so that only Tamanna could not hear.
Atul: (whispering) Aur doosra Armaan ko yaad karna...
The interns smiled except Ridhimaa, who glared at Atul. They didn't knew that Armaan who was standing close to them had also heard it.
Tamanna: Aur doosra?
Atul: Chodo pehla doosra... batao. Hum Armaan ko le jaayen?
Tamanna: Of course... lekin ye tum mujhse kyun pooch rahe ho?
Muskaan: Kyunki tum uske liye itni important ho ki wo tumhare liye hum sabko chod ke...
Armaan: Muskaan... enough!
Anjali: Armaan tum chal rahe ho na?
Armaan: Nahi.. waise bhi main ye picture kal dekh chukla hoon...
Rahul: Rehne do Anjali. Wo nahi maanega. Hum log chalte hain.
They all went out.
Tamanna: (calling out) Ridz... tum kahan ja rahi ho?
Tamanna: Ridz... tum thodi der yahan baitho...
Ridhimaa: Tamanna mujhe ek kaam hai...
Tamanna: Koi kaam waam nahi hai. Bas mere pass na baithne ka ek bahaana hai. Tum mujhse bore ho gayi ho na? Theek hai... jao... waise bhi mujh laachaar, bimaar, bewkoof ladki ke liye tumhare pass time thode hi hoga. Wo to main hi hoon jo tumhe apna maan kar... tumhe rok rahi thi. Par tumhare liye to mujhse zyada kaam important hai. Jao...
Ridhimaa came back inside the room and sat on a chair beside Tamanna's bed, whose face had split into a wide smile, seeing Ridhimaa. Armaan held his head on Ridhimaa's innocence.
Ridhimaa: Dekho... main nahi ja rahi... fir kabhi ye sab mat kehna.
Tamanna: (hugging her) Tum bahut achhi ho Ridz.
Ridhimaa: Achha... aur intelligent bhi hoon. Is baar main tumhari emotional blackmailing se bewkoof nahi bani.
Armaan looked up, surprised.
Tamanna: Tum... tum kis cheez ki baat kar rahi ho? Mujhe samajh nahi aa raha...
Ridhimaa: (pinching Tamanna's cheek) Usi cheez ki jo abhi tum kar rahi thi. Mujhe is blackmailing ke baare me pata chal gaya hai... so please ab ye sab karna chod do. Main tumhari baaton me nahi aane waali.
Tamanna: Oh! To tumhe sach me pata chal gaya. Kisne bataya? Aur agar tumhe pata chal gaya tha to tum yahan ruki kyun ho?
Ridhimaa: Kyunki main tumhe dukhi nahi karna chahti thi isliye. Kaho to main chali jaun.
Tamanna: Nahi... yahi ruko.
Ridhimaa: Hmmm... ek baat batao... ye tum humesha mujhe jaate hue rok kyun leti ho? Pata hai aise jab kisiko jaate hue tokte hain to wo jise roka jaata hai, wo jaldi hi is duniya ko chod kar chala jaata hai...
Armaan,Tamanna: (together, fearful) Kya?
Ridhimaa: Haan... maine to aisa hi suna hai... Papa kehte the ki wo humesha mom ko jaate hue rokte the...
Tamanna: Par tumhari mom ko to kuch nahi hua...
Ridhimaa did not answer. Armaan knew she was not talking about Padma, but she was talking about Smriti, Anjali's mom.
Then she looked towards Armaan, who was also lost.
Tamanna: Ammy... Ridzi... kahan kho gaye tum dono?
Armaan: Nahi kuch nahi... Tammy tum ab kisi ko jaate hue mat rokna theek hai?
Tamanna: Lekin Ridz ki mom to...
Armaan: Tammy tum meri baat maanogi na?
Tamanna: Haan lekin Ammy ye to bas ek superstition hai... hai na? Tum kab se superstitions me believe karne lage?
Armaan kept mum.
Tamanna: Ammy... answer me.
Armaan: Tammy... agar ye superstition sach ho jaaye to? Agar tum mujhe jaate waqt tokne ki wajah se kho do to? Batao... tab tum kya kabhi kisi aur ko jaate waqt rokogi?
Tamanna: Ammy... tum kaisi baat kar rahe ho? Please... topic change karo... mujhe achha nahi lag raha...
Armaan: Nahi... pehle...
Ridhimaa: Armaan... please... maine to aise hi kaha tha...
Armaan: (demanding) Tumne aise hi kaha tha?
Ridhimaa shook her head.
PART 195:Armaan: Ridhimaa... don't try to lie...
Tamanna: Achha baba ab nahi toka karungi main. Waise bhi kuch din me main theek ho jaungi to Ridz ko khud hi pakad ke le aaya karungi apne pass.
Ridhimaa: Kise laogi jab main tumhare saamne hongi hi nahi?
Tamanna: Kya matlab?
Ridhimaa looked at Armaan. Had he not told Tamanna about his decision of going back?
Ridhimaa: Nahi kuch nahi...
Tamanna: Ridz... batao mujhe... Muskaan bhi kuch aisa hi keh rahi thi... lekin Ammy ne rok diya.
Ridhimaa: Wo to aise hi...
Tamanna: Ridz, kewal Ammy ko hi nahi, mujhe bhi pata chal jaata hai ki tum kab jhooth bol rahi ho. Jab tumhe jhooth bolna aata hi nahi to try kyun karti ho?
Ridhimaa kept silent.
Tamanna: (holding Ridhimaa's hand and keeping it on her head) Ridz... batao mujhe... kya baat hai?
Ridhimaa neither wanted to tell, nor could she keep quiet. In this pressure, tears came out of her eyes and started falling in her lap. Armaan could not see Ridhimaa in this condition. He sprang up from his place and freed Ridhimaa's hand from Tamanna's grip.
Armaan: Tammy... chodo use...
Tamanna looked at Ridhimaa, who was crying.
Tamanna: Sorry... sorry Ridz... really I am sorry.
Ridhimaa stood up and turned to go. Tamanna could not call her back because of her promise. But Armaan leapt and stood in Ridhimaa's way and Ridhimaa bumped into him.
Armaan: (separating Ridhimaa) Ridhimaa... waapas baitho...
Ridhimaa: Nahi... mujhe jaana hai...
Armaan: (forcefully) Ridhimaa... I said sit down.
Ridhimaa sat down where she was sitting earlier. Armaan came and sat on Tamanna's bed, beside her. He took Tamanna's hand in his. She looked stupidly towards him.
Armaan: Tammy... maine pehle ek din tumhe bataya tha ki jab tum theek ho jaogi to hum log waapas chale jaayenge. Bataya tha na?
Tamanna: Haan lekin...
Armaan: To maine agle Sunday ke tickets book karwa diye hain.
Tamanna: (seriously) Main nahi jaungi.
Armaan: Tum paagal ho gayi ho kya? Hume jana hai...
Tamanna: Main tumhe nahi rok rahi lekin main abhi nahi jaungi. Saturday ko main discharge hongi aur Sunday ko chali jaun? No ways. Abhi to maine Mumbai ghooma hi nahi hai aur waise bhi mujhe shopping karni hai... bahut saari.
Armaan: Tumhari shopping main kar dunga. Hum log Sunday ko chal rahe hain bas. Maine tickets confirm kara li hain...
Tamanna: To cancel karwa do. Paise main de dungi...
Armaan: Paison ki baat nahi hai...
Tamanna: To fir kya baat hai? Mujhe pehli baar itne achhe dost mile hain... main inhe chod kar nahi jaungi. Abhi mujhe bahut kuch karna hai. Aur Mumbai me to kitne saare filmstars rehte hain. Mujhe sabke ghar dekhne hain.
Armaan: Tum sach me paagal ho gayi ho... maine keh diya to keh diya...
Tamanna: To meri baat bhi sun lo... main Sunday ko to at least waapas nahi jaungi. Tumhe jaana hai, jao... main khud waapas aa jaungi... jab mujhe aana hoga... Tum zidd kar sakte ho to main bhi kar sakti hoon.
Armaan: Tum mere liye bhi nahi chal sakti?
Tamanna: Tum mere liye bhi nahi ruk sakte?
Armaan: Mujhe pata chal gaya... tum mujhse pyar nahi karti... main hi paagal tha jo tumse itna pyar karta hoon ki tumhare liye kuch bhi kar sakta hoon. Apni jaan bhi de sakta hoon. Mujhe kya pata tha ki tum mujhse itna pyar bhi nahi karti ki meri ek chhoti si baat maan lo. Maine aaj tak tumhari har zidd, har baat maani. Tumhare kehne par main Mumbai aaya... tumhare kehne par main apne friends ko maaf kiya... tumhare kehne par main Premeir par gaya... tumhare liye maine kitni raatein hospital ke is sofa par kaati hain... aur tum...
Ridhimaa was dumbfounded. Armaan and Tamanna loved each other so much. Armaan was confessing her love for Tamanna, that too infront of her. Maybe it was Tamanna only who had helped Armaan to forget his love for her.
Tamanna: (appreciating) Good one Ammy. Lekin tum mera game mujhpar nahi chala sakte. Ye emotional blackmailing mere saath nahi chalegi... aur tum keh rahe ho ki tum meri baat maan kar Mumbai aaye... to main tumhe bata doon ki ye tumhari album ke liye important tha. Tum meri baat maankar Premier par gaye kyunki wo tumhari film ke liye important tha. Tumne meri baat maankar apne friends ko maaf nahi kiya... wo tumne isliye kiya kyunki tum unse pyar karte ho... tumhe sachhai pata chal chuki thi, isliye. Agar meri baat maani hoti to tumne Ridz ko bhi kab ka maaf kar diya hota kyunki ye baat main tumse din me sau baar kehti hoon, lekin tum meri baat nahi maante. Aur tum kehte ho ki tumne mere liye kitni raatein hospital ke sofa par kaati hain, wo isliye ki tum mujhse bahut pyar karte ho. Agar mujhe ye sab karna hota to main tumhare liye ye sab khushi se karti... tumhe ye sab bata kar apna ehsaan jataane ki koshish nahi karti.
Armaan: Tum meri har baat kitni aasaani se galat prove kar deti ho na... lekin ab main tumhari bilkul nahi sununga. Main is Sunday ko ja raha hoon, tum saath chalo ya na chalo.
Tamanna: Jao... mujhe kya hai... mere liye to achha hai, kam se kam kuch din ke liye tumse peechha to chhootega.
Armaan: Tammy... tum mujhse peechha chudana chaahti ho to mujhse aise hi keh do. Main chala jaata hoon.
Armaan got up. He was half-expecting Tamanna to stop him.
Ridhimaa: Tamanna... Armaan...
Tamanna: Tum bahut bewkoof ho Ridz iski baaton me aa jaati ho. Ammy to bas yahi expect kar raha hai ki main use rokungi aur uski baat maanungi. But bad luck Ammy. Maine abhi abhi promise kiya hai ki main kisi ko jaate waqt nahi rokungi.
Armaan furiously dumped himself on the sofa. Tamanna giggled.
Armaan: (angrily) Shut up!
Tamanna: Tum Ridz pe apna gussa kyun utaar rahe ho? Mujhe daant kar dekho... ek minute me tumhe seedha kar dungi.
Armaan: Tammy... main aakhiri baar kehta hoon... tumhe mere saath Sunday ko chalna hoga... tumhe meri kasam.
Now there was no way out.
Tamanna: Tum bahut bure ho Ammy. Theek hai, main chalungi tumhare saath. Happy?
Armaan: (smiling) Yes very happy.
Tamanna: Main tumse baat nahi karungi. Gussa hoon tumse.
Armaan: Koi baat nahi, mujhe manaana aata hai.
Tamanna: Tum aakhir rukna kyun nahi chaahte?
Armaan: Bas aise hi... mera mann nahi lagta ab yahan.
Tamanna: To mann lagaane ke liye koi dhoondh lo. Waise bhi yahaan ki ladkiyan to bilkul tumhare type ki hoti hongi. Glamorous, beautiful... hai na?
Armaan: Tum bhi kuch kam nahi ho...
Ridhimaa was shocked.
Tamanna: Haan balki unse kuch zyada hi hoon... nahi?
Armaan: Haan bhai... sabse sundar to tum hi ho...
Tamanna: Ammy tumhari ab tak kitni girlfriends reh chuki hain?
Armaan: (counting) Pata nahi yaar... theek se yaad nahi aa raha shayad 25... nahi wo to 2006 me ho gayi thi fir 2007 aur 2008... total shayad 30... 31 aise hi kuch hongi.
He looked at Ridhimaa as if to confirm, but she was looking out of the window, not taking part in the conversation.
Tamanna: Ridz... kahan kho gayi?
Tamanna: Achha Ammy... ek baat batao... tum un 30 girlfriends me se sabse zyada kisse pyar karte the? Ya fir yahi bata do ki tum is duniya me sabse zyada kisse pyar karte ho?
PART 196:Ridhimaa knew what the answer would be. It had once been Ridhimaa but now it would be Tamanna. She wanted to hear it herself to confirm.
Tamanna: Ammy... bolo... aur haan dekho... sach hi bolna...
Tamanna: Kaash yahi answer hota... par hai nahi... batao na kaun hai wo... jisne mere Ammy ko apna dewaana bana diya hai?
Armaan: Tammy... tum jaanti ho ki main is duniya me kisse sabse zyada pyar karta hoon, fir poochh kyun rahi ho?
Ridhimaa was struck. So... Tamanna knew that the answer was her only. She must be proud of herself.
Armaan: (continuing) Aur Tammy... tum to mujhse bol nahi rahi thi na...
Tamanna: Haan... wo main... Ammy... mujhe nahi jaana.
She was looking as if she would cry.
Tamanna: Please Ammy... tum samajh nahi rahe. Hum log chale jaayenge to fir mujhe Ridz se door jaana padega... fir mujhe Ridz kahaan milegi?
Armaan kept quiet.
Tamanna: Pata hai... yahan pe sabse zyada main Ridz ke close hoon...
Ridhimaa too was feeling bad. It was going to be a double blow for her: losing Armaan as well as Tamanna.
Tamanna: Ridz... tum bhi humare saath chalo na... please...
Ridhimaa looked sadly at Tamanna.
Tamanna: (hopefully) Tum chalogi na humare saath?
Ridhimaa shook her head in refusal.
Tamanna: Mujhe pata tha... tum to bahut pehle se chaahti thi ki hum log jaldi se jaldi yahaan se chale jaayein, hain na?
Ridhimaa: What? Tum... tum mujhe aisa samajhti ho?
Tamanna: Haan... tabhi to tum roz bhagwaan se pray karti ho ki main jitni jaldi ho sake, theek ho jaun.
Ridhimaa: (shocked) Tumhe kisne bataya ki main...
Tamanna: Anjali ne... ye sach hai na?
Ridhimaa: Haan lekin...
Armaan was surprised. He knew that Ridhimaa still loved him and did not want him to go. Still, she used to pray to God to make Tamanna better, even though she knew that when Tamanna would get better, Armaan would lose no time in returning. It meant that she really cared a lot for Tamanna.
Tamanna: Mujhe pata tha ki tum nahi chaahti ki hum log yahaan par zyada din rahein.
Ridhimaa: (half-crying) Enough! Bahut ilzaam laga liya tumne mujhpar. Tumhe kya lagta hai, tumhare jaane par mujhe bahut khushi hogi? If you think so, you're wrong. Jitna tum mujhse attached ho, utna hi maine bhi tumhe apna samjha hai. Mujhe tumse zyada dukh hoga agar tum yahaan se chali jaogi... kyunki jab tum jaogi to tumhare saath... lekin fir bhi main roz bhagwaan se pray karti hoon ki wo jaldi se tumhe theek kar dein... kyunki mujhse tumhe dard me nahi dekha jaata. Isliye nahi ki main tumhe yahaan se bhejna chaahti hoon... mujhe nahi pata tha ki isliye tum mujhe itna galat samjhogi...
Tamanna and Ridhimaa both were crying. Armaan was torn between the two. He didn't knew who to console first.
Tamanna: (sobbing) Tum mujhse itna pyar karti ho to chalo na humare saath...
Ridhimaa: (weeping) Main apni family... apne friends ko chodkar kaise chaloon? Wo log mujhse itna pyar karte hain... agar main chali gayi to unhe bahut dukh hoga. Wo Armaan ke saath saath mujhe bi kho denge... aur is baat ke liye main kabhi bhi khud ko maaf nahi kar paungi.
Ridhimaa was speaking for herself but Armaan thought that she was trying to instill sense in him.
Tamanna: Ridz... mat ro...
Ridhimaa wiped off Tamanna's tears and then cleared her own eyes.
Tamanna: (accusingly) Ye sab Ammy ki wajah se ho raha hai...
Armaan: (relieved that they both had stoppd crying) Arrey main kahan se beech me aa gaya?
Tamanna: Tumhi ne zidd laga rakhi hai... waapas jaaney ki. Na khud yahaan par rukte ho, na mujhe rukne dete ho.
Armaan: (changing the topic) Tammy... ek gaana sunogi?
Tamanna: (brightening up) Haan... achha sa sunaana.
Baakhuda tumhi ho, har jagah tumhi ho...
Haan main dekhoon jahaan jab, us jagah tumhi ho.
Ye jahaan tumhi ho, wo jahaan tumhi ho...
Is zameen se falak ke, darmiyaan tumhi ho.
Tumhi ho... beshubhaa... tumhi ho...
Tumhi ho... mujhme haan... tumhi ho...
Tumhi ho...ooo...ooo...ooo...oooo...oooo Ridhimaa was surprised. Tamanna too was shocked.
Tamanna: Ammy... ye tumhara gaana to nahi hai. Ye to Kismat Konnection ka Shahid Kapoor waala gaana hai na?
Armaan: Haan... tumhe achha nahi laga?
Tamanna: Achha hai lekin...
Armaan: Tammy tumhe Shahid Kapoor kaisa lagta hai?
Now Ridhimaa understood everything that why Armaan had chosen that song to sing.
Tamanna: Mujhe Shahid bahut achha lagta hai... jab mujhe pata chala tha ki Kareena ne uska dil tod diya to main bahut royi thi... ab agar mujhe wo milega to main usse bol dungi ki use kisi ki parwah karne ki zaroorat nahi hai... main hoon na Kareena ki jagah lene ke liye.
She laughed at her own joke.
Armaan: (glancing at Ridhimaa) Agar wo tumse dosti karne ke liye kahe to tum haan kahogi?
Tamanna: (excitedly) Arrey wo mujse shaadi karne ke liye kahe, to bhi main jhat se tayyar ho jaungi.
Armaan: Shh... main Tammy se baat kar raha hoon... haan agar tumhe bhi Shahid Kapoor pasand hai to bolo...
Ridhimaa: Nahi... tum log hi baat karo...
Tamanna: Lekin baat kya hai?
Armaan: Wo... Shahid ki taraf se ek proposal aaya hai...
Tamanna: Mere liye?
Armaan: Nahi... kisi aur ke liye. Par wo tayaar hi nahi.
Armaan: Hai koi... achha chodo ye baat.
Tamanna: Ammy... apna likha hua koi gaana sunao na... tum abhi laptop pe kya likh rahe the?
Armaan: Wo abhi poora nahi hua hai Tammy...
Tamanna: Fir bhi... sunao na...
Humne kis kiska intzaar kiya,
Thak ke tanhaiyon se pyar kiya.
Zikr jab haasil-e-chaman ka hua,
Humne kaanton ka bhi shumaar kiya.
Mujhko kaatil se ye shikaayat hai,
Kyun na khanjar ko aar paar kiya.
Aake saahil pe sochta hoon main,
Maine dariya ko kaise paar kiya.Tamanna: Achha hai... ise poora kab karoge?
Armaan: Kabhi nahi.
Armaan: Pata nahi... jab main ek baar koi gaana suna deta hoon to fir mere liye wo song wahin complete ho jaata hai.
Ridhimaa: To tumne tasveer waala gaana bhi poora nahi kiya?
Armaan: (insultingly) Kaun sa gaana?
PART 197:Ridhimaa: Tumhe nahi yaad?
Tamanna: Impossible... Ammy ko to uske saare gaane yaad hote hain...
Ridhimaa thought that maybe Armaan did not want to remember the song.
Tamanna: Ammy tum humesha sad songs kyun sunaate ho? Koi achha sa romantic song sunao na... jise sunkar dil khush ho jaaye.
Armaan: Main dil khush karne ke liye gaane thode hi likhta hoon...
Tamanna: Pehle tum apna chashma utaaro... in kapdon ke saath bilkul bhi match nahi kar raha... lao mujhe do...
Armaan: (removing his glasses) Ye lo...
Armaan rested his back against the sofa and closed his eyes. Ridhimaa knew he must be feeling sleepy. After all he hadn't slept the whole night. After a few silent minutes...
Tamanna: (restless) Ammy...
Tamanna: Kya hua?
Ridhimaa: Wo shayad so gaya.
Tamanna: Oh! To use sone do. Tum bhi ghar jao. Mujhe bhi neend aa rahi hai.
Ridhimaa: Tamanna... jab Armaan uthe to usse kehna ki tum logon ko baahar ka khana khaane ki zaroorat nahi hai. Mom aaj shaam ko tum logon ke liye khaana lekar aayengi. OK?
Tamanna: (lying down) OK.
Ridhimaa stroked Tamanna's head for a while. When Tamanna was asleep, Ridhimaa stood up. She went to Armaan and rested his legs on the sofa in a comfortable position. Armaan slid down and slept deeply. Ridhimaa, satisfied, tried to stand but her dupatta got caught in Armaa's buttonhole. She tried to pull it off and during this, her hair stroked Armaan's face. Ridhimaa quickly stood up unless Armaan's sleep was disturbed. She went out and instructed the nurse to open the stitches of Tamanna's wound when she would wake up.
In the evening, Armaan woke up and found himself lying on the sofa. Tamanna too was awake. She was eating her medicine.
Tamanna: Uth gaye tum? Raat bhar soye nahi the kya?
Armaan: Haan... tumne aaraam kiya?
Tamanna: Haan tumhare sone ke thodi der baad main bhi so gayi thi. Shayad mere sone ke baad hi Ridz bhi chali gayi.
Armaan: Tumhe bhookh lag rahi hai?
Armaan: Main abhi jaakar dinner...
Tamanna: Koi zaroorat nahi hai.
Tamanna: Ridz ki mom humare liye khaana lekar bas aati hi hongi. Ridz keh rahi thi ki wo mujhse milna chaahti hain. Mujhe bahut darr lag raha hai. Agar unhe main pasand nahi aayi to wo Ridz ko mujhse milne se rok dengi na?
Armaan: (smiling) Tum darr kyun rahi ho? Padma aunty bahut achhi hain... bahut pyar karti hain...
Tamanna: Ridz ki tarah?
Armaan: Ridhimaa... nahi usse bhi achhi...
Tamanna: Ridz se achhi? Impossible!
Armaan: Achha baba... koi phone to nahi aaya tha.
Tamanna: Mere mobile par tumhare liye kab se phone aane laga.
Armaan: Ek baat batao... ye din bhar tumhare mobile par kiske SMS aate rehte hain?
Tamanna: Arrey... main kyun bataun? Tum kabhi mujhe kuch batate ho? Aur tumne to mujhe wo gaana bhi nahi sunaya...
Armaan: Tum har baat apni memory me save kar leti ho kya? Bhoolti hi nahi...
Tamanna: Ammy... sunao na...
Armaan: As you wish madam...
Just as Padma, Ridhimaa and Nani entered, Armaan started singing with his eyes closed.
Rab ne duniya banaayi tumhare liye,
Rangobu se sajayi tumhare liye,
Pehle kaayam khuda ne kiya saaybaan,
Fir zameen ye bichhayi tumhare liye.
Phool khushbu saba titliyaan chaandni,
Hai ye manzar kushaayi tumhare liye,
Phal ugaaye kiye meethe chashme ravaan,
Jo bhi neamat hai aayi tumhare liye.
Meethi awaaz dekar parindon ko sab,
Subah shaam dikhaayi tumhare liye,
Bakaye noor saara jahaan ho gaya,
Zindagi muskuraayi tumhare liye.Tamanna: Wow Ammy! Sach me dil khush kar diya. Lekin ek baat batao... ye "neamat" kya hoti hai?
Nani: (entering) Neamat ka matlab hota hai khuda ka diya hua tohfa, jo dua ke kubool hone ke baad milta hai. It means the blessings and gifts of God.
Armaan looked around. Nani, Padma and Ridhimaa had entered. He stood up. Nani and Padma first came towards him but Ridhimaa went towards Tamanna. Armaan hugged Nani and Padma. Ridhimaa hugged Tamanna.
Tamanna: (looking at Padma) Aap Ridz ki mom hain?
Padmaa: Haan... main Ridhimaa ki ma hoon.
She came towards Tamanna and hugged her and kissed her forehead.
Padma: Ab pata chala meri beti ko kisne apna bana liya hai.
Tamanna looked at Ridhimaa, who was frowning.
Ridhimaa: Tamanna... sister ne tumhara bandage nahi khola? Aaj to tumhare stitches khulne the.
Tamanna: Nahi to... yahan to koi bhi nahi aaya tha...
Tamanna: Wo main... maine mana kar diya.
Ridhimaa: Kyun? Tum to khud doctor ho... tumhe to pata hoga ki stitches zyada din tak rakhne se infection ho sakta hai.
Armaan: Tammy... tumne mujhe bataya kyun nahi?
Tamanna: Ammy... tumhe to pata hai ki mujhe is sabse kitna darr lagta hai...
Armaan: Tumhe itni si cheez se darr lagta hai aur chali ho surgeon banne.
Tamanna: Wo to doosron ke upar surgery karni hoti hai, apne upar thode hi...
Ridhimaa: Kabhi kabhi aise haalat ho jaate hain jab tumhe apno ki jaan bachaane ke liye unki surgery karni pad sakti hai. Tab tum kya karogi?
Tamanna: Aisa thode hi hota hai. Tumhe pata nahi? Doctors ko apne relatives ya friends ka operation karna allowed nahi hai.
Armaan: Agar aisa karna pad gaya to? Pata hai... tumhare stitches maine lagaaye hain...
Nani: Tamanna... tumhe pata hai ki Armaan ke jaane se pehle Armaan aur Ridhimaa dost the?
Tamanna: Haan pata hai... wo dono to best friends the na.
Padma: Aur tumhe ye pata hai ki usse kuch hi din pehle Armaan ka ek major operation Ridhimaa ne kiya tha?
Tamanna: Ammy ka operation... Ridz ne... but... it's not possible. Kya Sanjeevani me aisa rule nahi hai ki...
Padma: Of course hai... lekin us waqt Sanjeevani me aur koi senior ya junior doctor nahi tha. Agar Ridhimaa darr ki wajah se Armaan ko nurses ke sahaare chod deti to kya hota?
Tamanna: Par stitches khulne me bahut dard hoga na?
Armaan: Tumne to khud kitne hi patients ke stitches khole hain... unme se kitno ko dard hua?
Ridhimaa went away and came back with the required equipments.
Tamanna: Dard nahi hoga na?
Ridhimaa: Tum khud dekh lena...
Armaan: Lao main karun...
Tamanna: Nahi... tum nahi... tum to jaldi jaldi me... Ridz tum hi karo...
Ridhimaa opened Tamanna's bandage. She started opening the stitches. Armaan sat down, holding Tamanna's hand.
Tamanna: (with her eyes closed) Mujhe bata dena stitches kholne se pehle jisse main tayyar rahun... OK?
PART 198:Ridhimaa had already opened the stitches. She smiled.
Ridhimaa: Ho gaya...
Tamanna did not open her eyes.
Tamanna: Jhooth mat bolo...
Armaan: Tammy aankhein to kholo...
Ridhimaa: Tamanna... sach me ho gaya. Tumhe dard hua?
Tamanna: (opening her eyes) Nahi... bilkul bhi nahi.
Ridhimaa cleaned Tamanna's wound and placed a bandage on it.
Tamanna: Tum bahut achhi doctor ho... main Dr.Kirti se kahungi ki wo is baar tumhe hi Intern Of The Month...
Ridhimaa shook her head and went away to keep the equipments and wash her hand.
Tamanna: (to Padma) Padma Aunty... aap Dr.Shashank se kyun nahi kehti ki wo Intern Of The Month award fir se shuru karein?
Padma: Beta... jab koi award lene ko tayyar hi nahi to hum award denge kise? Saare interns ne khud application likh ke di thi... aur main is faisle me unke saath hoon. Armaan ke bina humara Sanjeevani hi nahi hum sabki zindagi bhi adhoori hai.
Nani: Armaan... tum next Sunday ko ja rahe ho?
Nani: Lekin kyun? Kuch din baad Diwali hai...
Tamanna: Main bhi to yahi keh rahi hoon... fir wahan hum dono ko akele hi Diwali manani padegi.
Armaan: Do log akele kahan honge?
Padma: Pichhli baar jab sab logon ne saath me Diwali manayi thi to kitna maza aaya tha...
Armaan: Aur uske do din baad to aur bhi maza aaya tha na jab kisi ko Dr.Shashank ne Sanjeevani se suspend kar diya tha. Hai na?
Tamanna: Kisko suspend kiya gaya tha?
Padma: (glumly) Ridhimaa ko...
Tamanna: (shocked) Ridz ko... kyun?
Nani: Usne galti se ek high BP ke patient ko Propanol de di thi.
Tamanna saw Ridhimaa looking guilty.
Tamanna: Ridz tumne itni badi galti...
Armaan: (furiously) Wo Ridhimaa ki galti nahi thi...
They were all shocked at the seriousness of his voice.
Armaan: Yes... it was not her fault.. wo to...
Ridhimaa: Armaan... Armaan please...
Armaan: (looking up) Tumne abhi tak kisi ko nahi bataya?
Padma: Kya nahi bataya?
Armaan: Yahi ki wo...
Armaan remembered that he had taken Ridhimaa's vow not to tell this to anyone and fell silent. Ridhimaa heaved a sigh of relief. Just then Anjali entered with all the other interns.
Anjali: Hey guys... hum log ghar gaye to pata chala ki sab log yahan hai.. to hum bhi aa gaye.
Atul: Kya hua... aap sab itne serious kyun lag rahe hain?
Tamanna: Abhi abhi Ammy bata raha tha ki picchli Diwali ko Ridz ko suspend kar diya gaya tha.
Atul: Haan... wo usne galti se ek high BP ke patient ko Propanol inject kar di thi...
Atul: Fir use interview dekar waapas aana pada tha.
Tamanna: Lekin Ammy to keh raha hai ki usme Ridz ki koi galti nahi thi.
Anjali was looking scared. She opened her mouth to speak.
Atul: Kya? Lekin tu hi to witness tha. Tune hi to Ridz ko Path Lab se Propanol lete hue dekha tha...
Padma: Armaan... baat kya hai? Ridhimaa tumhe kya kehne se rok rahi hai?
Armaan: I... I can't tell you...
Armaan: Kyunki tuhari Ridz ne mujhe apni kasam di hai ki main kisi ko is baare me kuch na bataun. Usne to mujhe bhi kuch nahi bataya tha... it was an accident ki mujhe sab kuch pata chal gaya.
Muskaan: Agar Ridz ki galti nahi hai to kiski galti hai?
Everybody looked from Ridhimaa to Armaan as if expecting some answer. Anjali knew that none of them would speak. Ridhimaa loved her too much to lay the blame on her and Armaan't tongue was bound with Ridhimaa's vow.
Nani: Kya hai tum log bolte kyun nahi?
Ridhimaa: Nahi... wo meri hi galti thi...
Tears came out from Anjali's eyes. Her little sister was trying to save her, even when no harm could be done.
Anjali: Nahi... wo meri galti thi...
All looked towards Anjali. She told them how it all had happened.
Anjali: Armaan... ne Ridz ko Path Lab se Sapna ke liye Propanol lete hue dekha tha to use laga... fir Dr.Kirti ne uski baat sun li. Ridz ne mujhe kaha ki wo sab sambhal legi... meri wajah se...
Padma could not see Anjali in tears. She hugged her while Nani hugged Ridhimaa.
Anjali: Mom... main bahut buri hoon na... meri wajah se Ridz ko... main Dad ko sab kuch bata dungi...
Padma: Nahi... tum kuch nahi bataogi. Wo ye sab bhool gaye hain, unhe bhool jaane do... aur Anjali... tum buri nahi ho. Tum to meri badi beti ho... ho na... meri sabse pyari beti...
Anjali hugged Padma back. She had given her a true mother's love.
Nani: (to Ridhimaa) Mujhe nahi pata tha ki meri chhoti si Ridhimaa itni badi ho gayi hai ki mujhse bhi apni baatein chhupane lage...
Anjali ran and hugged Ridhimaa. Tamanna was watching this all with moistened eyes.
Ridhimaa: Hum log kisi ko bhi is baare me nahi batayenge. Nahi batayenge na?
All nodded exept Armaan.
Padma: Armaan... tum bhi nahi bataoge na kisiko?
Armaan: Maine to waise bhi kisi ko kuch nahi bataya. Mujhe kya fark padta hai... koi complex me rahe... khud ko kisi ke ehsaan tale maanta rahe... mujhe kya karna hai?
Armaan still thought that Ridhimaa had done this because she was adopted. Ridhimaa glared at Armaan, who turned away from her.
Anjali: Kya matlab?
No one could understand what Armaan was trying to say except Ridhimaa, Nani and Padma.
Nani: Ridhimaa... tumne isliye aisa kiya kyunki tumko lagta hai ki...
Ridhimaa: Nahi... nahi Nani.
Armaan: Oh really?
Ridhimaa: Haan... aur tum to apna muh band hi rakho. Pata nahi kaun si galat fehmi ho gayi hai tumhe jo tum sabke dimaag me daalna chaahte ho...
Armaan: Mujhe koi galat fehmi nahi hui hai. Main jaanta hoon ki tumne aisa isiliye kiya hai. Bahut shauk chadha hai tumhe sabka ehsaan utaarne ka.
Anjali too understood what they were talking about. Atul too understood.
Atul: (exclaiming) Oh!
Anjali: (rounding on Atul) Kya?
Atul: Mujhe pata chal gaya ki Ridz ne aisa kisliye kiya?
Atul: Isliye ki Ridz samjhti hai ki wo adop...
Armaan: (warningly) Atul!
Ridhimaa held her breath. A silence ruffled through the room.
PART 199:Atul was looking guilty. But he did not elaborate his point.
Tamanna: Ridhimaa samjhti hai ki wo...?
Ridhimaa looked at Armaan.
Armaan: (changing the topic) Padma aunty... Tammy bata rahi thi ki aap hum logon ke liye khaana laayengi.
Padma: (relieved) Haan... ye lo...
She passed him a large tiffin.
Anjali: Hum log chalte hain...
She, Atul, Rahul and Muskaan went out. Outside, Anjali rounded on Atul.
Anjali: Atul... why... why did you do that? Dekha nahi Ridz kitni udaas ho gayi thi?
Atul: Anjali... mujhe pata hai ki maine galat kiya... mujhe ye bhi pata hai ki tum mujhse gussa ho... lekin agar tumne mujhe kabhi bhi apna dost maana hai to meri ek advice maan lo. Ridz ko itna pyar do ki wo bhool jaaye ki wo adopted hai. Jitna mujhe lagta hai, I think Armaan is right. Yahi wajah hai ki Ridz ne saara blame apne upar le liya.
Anjali: Sorry Atul... main zyada hi gusse me thi. I too think that this is the point. Main koshish karungi Ridz se baat karne ki... infact mujhe lagta hai ki hum logon se zyada achhe se Ridz ko ya to Dad samjha sakte hain ya fir...
Rahul,Muskaan,Atul: (together) Ya fir Armaan...
Anjali: Bingo... hume Armaan se baat karni chahiye...
Atul: Lekin wo to Ridz se baat hi nahi karta... fir wo...
Anjali: I'll manage to find out a way. Bas tum logon ko meri madad karni hogi. Aur hume ye sab Saturday tak kar lena hai...
Inside Tamanna's room.
Nani: Lo beta... shuru karo...
Armaan and Tamanna started eating.
Padma: (enthusiastically) Kaisa bana hai khaana?
Tamanna: Parathe to pichhli baar se bhi achhe bane hain... aur ye halwa to mera favourite hai. Aap sabse achha khaana banaati hain.
Nani: Armaan tumhe khaana achha nahi laga?
Armaan: (looking at Padma) Ye aapne nahi banaya na?
Padma: (smiling) Nahi...
Tamanna: To fir nani aap bhi sabse achha khaana banati hain...
Armaan: (slowly) Ye khaana Nani ne nahi banaya hai...
Tamanna: Achha... tumhe bada pata hai. To fir batao kisne banaya hai?
Armaan glanced at Ridhimaa who was standing at the door, looking sullenly outside. She felt someone's gaze on her and turned around. Armaan quickly switched his gaze back to his plate. Ridhimaa came towards them.
Ridhimaa: Kya hua? Khaana achha nahi bana kya?
Tamanna: Nahi... main to abhi Nani se yahi keh rahi thi ki wo sabse achha khaana banaati hain... bahut achha bana hai khaana... hai na Ammy?
Ridhimaa smiled. She did not try to correct her.
Armaan: (looking directly at Ridhimaa) Haan... bahut achha bana hai...
Ridhimaa was pleasantly surprised. Armaan knew that it was her who had prepared the food.
Tamanna: (looking from Armaan to Ridhimaa) Kya? Ye Ridz ne banaya hai?
Ridhimaa did not speak. Padma nodded.
Tamanna: Wow! Ridz tum to bahut achhi cooking kar leti ho... mujhe bhi sikhao na... mujhe noodles ke alaawa kuch bhi bana nahi aata... aur Ammy se main kuch seekh nahi sakti kyunki wo to coffee hi bana le to badi baat hai...
Nani: Nahi nahi... Armaan to bahut special laddoo bhi banata hai... usne kabhi tumhe banakar nahi khilaaye?
Tamanna: Nahi... Ammy... tumne kabhi mujhe...
Armaan: Stop it... aap logon ko mera mazaak udaane se fursat nahi milti? Har kisi ko har kaam karna nahi aata...
Padma: Maine ye baat shayad kisi aur ke muh se suni hai... tumhe kisne batayi?
Armaan: Usi ne jisne aapko batayi... khush?
Tamanna and Armaan both had finished the food.
Tamanna: Ridz... maine bahut socha hai aur faisla kiya hai ki agar Ammy mujhe yahan waapas nahi aane dega to main har mahine wahan se bhaag aaya karungi tumse milne ke liye...
Armaan: Tum ye ulti seedhi baatein hi socha karna... medicine khaane se darr lagta hai aur bhaagne ki baat kar rahi ho...
Ridhimaa sat near Tamanna.
Padma: Tamanna... tum kabhi kabhi mujhe bilkul Ridhimaa ki tarah lagti ho... wo bhi tumhari hi tarah medicines khaane, injection lagwaane, car chalaane aur surgery karne se darrti thi...
Tamanna: Sach? Tumhe car chalaane se darr lagta tha? I don't believe it. Tum to itni smooth driving karti ho...
Ridhimaa: Bas meri mehnat ka nateeja hai...
Armaan coughed meaningfully.
Ridhimaa: Mera matlab hai ki meri mehnat aur hardwork aur lagan ka nateeja hai.
Armaan coughed more loudly. Ridhimaa was constantly ignoring his mention.
Ridhimaa: (turning towards Armaan) Kya hua? Cough drop chahiye?
Ridhimaa: Chalo... sab kuch tumhari mehnat ka nateeja hai... bas. Happy?
Tamanna: Ammy tum apna credit kisi ko nahi dete... tchh... tchh...
Tamanna: Ridz batao na... tumhara darr kaise khatam hua?
Ridhimaa: Ek baar mujhse kisi ne kuch kaha tha... bas wahin se saara darr khatam ho gaya...
Tamanna: Kya kaha tha?
Ridhimaa: (clearing her throat and adopting Armaan's style) Dekho Ridhimaa. Tum koi kaam tabhi kar paogi jab tumhe khud par confidence hoga. Tum choti choti baaton se daarogi to kaise chalega? Tumhe khud par vishwas hona chahiye ki tum har kaam kar sakti ho. Jaise tum mujhse ladti ho na, itne confidence ke saath, bas waise hi tum har kaam kiya karo. Chahe wo car chalana ho ya fir koi operation karna. Always remember, "If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you won't". Ridhimaa. Mujhe pata hai ki tum har kaam kar sakti ho. Tumhe mujh par vishwaas hai na? To bas main yahi chahta hoon ki tum yahi vishwas apne upar bhi karo. Fir dekhna tum har manzil pa sakogi. Jeet tumhari hogi, sirf tumhari.
Armaan was deeply touched. Ridhimaa remembered his speech word by word.
Tamanna: Ye last line Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gam ki thi na?
Ridhimaa: (still in Armaan's style) Tumhe meri itni badi speech me kewal yahi samajh me aaya?
These were the same words which Armaan had spoken to Ridhimaa in a similar situation.
Tamanna: Nahi... samajh me aa gaya. Mujhe nahi pata tha ki Ammy itni achhi speech bhi bol sakta hai...
Armaan: Tumhe kaise pata chala ki ye maine kaha tha?
Tamanna: Tumse zyada aur kaun itne achhe se samjha sakta hai kisi ko? Ridz... tumhe darr nahi laga ki agar kahin accident ho gaya to tumhare saath saath Ammy ko bhi chot lagegi?
Ridhimaa: Laga tha lekin fir Armaan ne kaha: Mujhe koi fark nahi padta. Lekin agar tumhe padta hai to tum mere liye itne achhe se drive karo ki accident ki naubat hi nahi aaye.
Tamanna: Interesting. Tumhe Ammy ke dialogues word by word rate hue hain. Kaise?
Ridhimaa shook her head.
Ridhimaa: Word by word thode hi...
Anjali: Mom... nani... Ridz... chalein? Bahut late ho raha hai na?
Nani and Padma stood up. They both hugged Tamanna.
Armaan: Anjy... mujhe tumse ek baat karni hai...
They both went out.
Armaan: (giving Anjali a small package) Ye lo... tumhara birthday gift.
PART 200: Anjali was surprised.
Anjali: Thanks lekin...
Armaan: Le lo.. ye maine tumhare birthday par tumhare liye hi kharida tha...
Anjali opened the gift. It was a new mobile. She hugged Armaan.
Armaan: Thanks a lot Armaan... you are so sweet.
They both went back inside.
Anjali: (seeing Ridhimaa still sitting) Ridz... chalo...
Ridhimaa stood up.
Tamanna: Ridz... tum mujhe apna mobile number de do. Main tumhe call karungi.
Armaan: Tumhe kitni baatein karni hoti hain?
Tamanna: Ammy tum chup raho... agar tum usse baat nahi karte to iska matlab ye nahi ki main usse baat nahi kar sakti. Ridz... jaldi se mujhe apna mobile number do...
Anjali wrote down Ridhimaa's number on a piece of paper and handed it to Tamanna.
Anjali: Dekho... main Ridz ki badi behen hoon. Use raat me zyada der tak mat jaga ke rakhna. OK?
Tamanna: OK. Thanks Anajli.
Anjali hugged Tamanna.
Anjali: Aur Armaan... agar tumhe apna mobile humesha switched off hi rakhna tha to mujhe apna number kyun diya? Pata hai maine kitni baar tumhara number try kiya hai...
Armaan: Us number par phone mat karna... main wo number band kar raha hoon. Doosra number le lo...
Armaan picked up his mobile and sent a missed call to Anjali's mobile.
Anjali: Thanks. Aur tumne Atul, Rahul aur Muskaan ko apna naya number nahi diya?
Armaan: Nahi... abhi de dunga... lekin tum kisi aur ko mat dena. OK?
Tamanna: Tumne number change kyun kiya Ammy?
Armaan: Itne directors aur producers ke phone aate the... main kitne logon ko mana karta?
Tamanna: Arrey Ridz... maine tumhe to apna number diya hi nahi.
Anjali: Don't worry... Ridz kisi ko phone karti hi nahi.
Tamanna: Karegi kaise nahi... Ridz tum mujhe phone karogi na?
Ridhimaa: (after a brief pause) Of course karungi.
Tamanna sent Ridhimaa a missed call. The sound of "Asmaani Rang Ho" filled the surroundings. All looked towards her, surprised.
Armaan: Ye... ye ringtone kahaan se aayi? Mujhse to permission nahi li gayi is gaane ki ringtone banane ke liye...
Anjali: Nahi... ye ringtone to mujhe bhi nahi mili. Ridzi... tumne kahan se li?
Ridhimaa: Di... come on! Recorded hai...
Anjali: Oh! So silly of me. Main bhi ghar jaake record karungi.
Tamanna: Main bhi apna mobile doon? Mere mobile me bhi record kar dena...
Armaan: Tum yahin se record kar lo... mere laptop me CD saved hai.
Tamanna: Oh haan... mere liye mera favourite song bhi record karna...
Armaan: (opening his laptop) OK.
Nani: Ab hum log chalte hain...
Padma: Aur Armaan... tumhe ab baahar se khaana laane ki zaroorat nahi hai. Main roz khaana bhej diya karungi.
Armaan: Aap kyun takleef...
Nani: Ek thappad khaoge to nani yaad aa jayegi.
Armaan smiled. Nani, Anjali and Padma went away. Ridhimaa was on the edge of saying something but she was hesitating.
Tamanna: Kya hua Ridz?
Ridhimaa: Wo... tum...
Armaan too looked up.
Ridhimaa: (taking a deep breath) Tum mera number kisiko dogi to nahi na?
Armaan: Tumne number change kar liya hai?
Ridhimaa: Haan... Tamanna... tum nahi dogi na kisiko mera number?
Armaan: Lekin... main... I mean... main le sakta hoon na?
Ridhimaa: Nahi... tum to bilkul nahi. Tamanna agar tumne mera number kisiko diya to main apna mobile humesha switch off karke rakhungi. Aur Armaan... us topic par mujhse dubaara behes karne ke baare me sochna bhi mat.
Tamanna: Kaun sa topic?
Armaan: Ridhimaa... aaj ghar jao... aur aaraam se is baare me socho... OK?
Ridhimaa: Armaan... maine kaha nahi to nahi. Bas... tumhe kuch bhi ek baar me samajh me nahi aata kya?
Anjali: (re-entering) Ridz... chalna nahi hai kya?
Ridhimaa: (going away) Armaan... don't you dare...
Anjali: Kya hua?
Ridhimaa: Kuch nahi di... chalo...
Anjali and Ridhimaa went away.
Armaan: (to himself) Ab mujhe khud hi kuch karna padega...
Tamanna: Kya karna padega?
Armaan did not answer. He was trying to form a plan.
Next day, being a Sunday was a holiday for the others. But Ridhimaa came there with the lunch box for Armaan and Tamanna. She entered Tamanna's room.
Tamanna: Hye Ridz...
Ridhimaa kept the lunch box on the table.
Ridhimaa: Hye... ye tumhare liye... Armaan kahan hai?
Tamanna: Pata nahi... do ghante pehle kahin chala gaya... bolkar ki koi important kaam hai... tum abhi ja to nahi rahi na? Ammy ke aane tak ruk jao.
Ridhimaa: OK. Waise bhi mujhe Reception par kuch files dekhni hain. Tum aaraam karo... main kuch der me aati hoon. Tumne medicine li?
Tamanna: Haan le li... lekin Ridz... tum itna saara khaana kiske liye laayi ho?
Ridhimaa: Tum dono ke liye... sorry thoda sa zyada ho gaya. wo jab main bana rahi thi to andaaza hi nahi raha...
Tamanna: Koi baat nahi. Tumne banaya hai to achha hi banaya hoga... tum jao... apna kaam kar lo...
Ridhimaa goes away from there. She reaches the reception and takes the file she wanted to see. The reception as well as Sanjeevani was half-empty because it was Sunday. There was nobody else at the reception. Ridhimaa bent over the file and started making some corrections in it. She was wearing a pink coloured, sleeveless suit, the same which she had worn on Friendship's Day. Her hair were spread loose on her shoulders. She was looking very beautiful in it. Meanwhile, Tamanna was talking on the phone to Armaan.
Armaan: Tammy... Ridhimaa aayi?
Tamanna: Haan... aayi hai aur jaisa tumne kaha tha, maine use tumhare aane tak rukne ke liye mana liya hai.
Tamanna: Ammy... ab to bata do ye sab chal kya raha hai...
Armaan: Main abhi Sanjeevani pahunch raha hoon... jab milunga to sab kuch detail me bataunga... tumne apni medicines li?
Tamanna: (angrily) Haan le li...
Armaan: Gussa kyun hoti ho? Bye...
Tamanna's mood was off. Just then a SMS came in her mobile. On reading the SMS, she couldn't help but blush and smile. In the Reception, Ridhimaa was busy in her file when somebody called her.
Somebody: Excuse me... ye Miss Tamanna kis room me hain?
Ridhimaa: (not looking over her file) Room number 2, straight left... aap yahan par sign kar dijiye agar patient se milna hai to...
A hand came to sign on the register. Ridhimaa knew whose hand it was.
Ridhimaa: (looking up) Armaan tumhe sign karne ki zaroorat nahi...
She stopped. Armaan was standing in front of her with Shahrukh Khan and Shahid Kapoor.
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