You know I recently came across another dubbed name for Shivaay and Anika. Shivika…! Isn’t that cool (I know, I know tubelight todi dher se jali…) I love Shivika a lot more than Anshi.
Episode 2 : Farak padta hai.
Scene 1: Anika’s house.
Anika is viewing some bills with a frown on her face. Sahil limps behind her and hugs her tight.
” Are sahil kya kar raha hai..! Sambal ke.. ” Anika rebukes but bents on her knees and hugs him back. Anika gets a little teary eyed. Sahil pulls back from their embrace and notices her tears.
He wipes them away saying. “Koi nahi, koi nahi baccha… Mama vaapas aa gayi..!”
Anika slaps him on the shoulder and says “Paagal…. Vaise tera trip kaisa tha..? Kuch zyada masti nahi kiya na tum logo ne…?”
” Are koi masti karne de tab na didi. Voh humhari maths ki teacher hai na zaroor kabhi chaukidaarni rahi hogi. Hum sab ko aat baje sula de ti thi didi..!”
” Acchi baat hai.. acha chalo moo dholo Maine aalu Puri banaya hai.”
Sahil gets exited and shouts. ” Wow aapki world famous aalu puri. Didi main wo chathhis number ki pooja ko bula lao kya..? Usse na aapki aalu puri bohut pasand hai..”
Anika just shakes her head and says “chal ja… Lekin jaldi aa…”
Scene 2 : Oberoi Mansion living room.
Shivaay is sitting on the sofa with a laptop and talking on his phone.
” Delegation me agar koi complication hua to mujhe immediately contact karna. Aur une koi accha same gift beej dena. Something sauce and inspired. Not over the top though.”
“Sure sir,” replies the person on the phone. “Voh ek naya artist hai jisski paintings kafi charcha kar rahi hai. Unme se koi acchi vali bejdu?”
Shivaay looks up from his laptop hearing that. He remembers how he tried to humiliate Anika by setting her up at his friend’s party. He clutches his phone tightly and his friends deepens. He can’t understand why he is feeling so uneasy about something he relished in doing some time ago.
“Sir..?” His employee enquires and breaks his reverie.
Shivaay clears his throat and says ” Yeah, whatever..”
He continues working on his laptop but can’t seem to concentrate.
He recalls Anika’s stricken face from earlier and gets agitated. He shuts his laptop and closes his eyes.
” What the wuck..! Ye mujhe ho kya raha hai..?” he mumbles.
Scene 3: Anika’s room.
Anika is preparing the bed to sleep whereas sahil clutches his stomach and groans.
“Uss pooja se main kabhi baat nahi karoongi didi…!”
Anika frowns and asks “kyu..?”
” Are aapne dekha nahi woh kitna toos toos ke kaa rahi thi. Usse dekh ke mujhe bandri bua ki yaad aa rahi thi. Aur ussne mere hisse ka bhi kaliye.”
“Sahil… Kaun kitna kata hai usspe Nazareth nahi daalte…” She says distractedly.
Sahil notices something off with her and pulls her hand to make her sit next to him.
“Are.. sahil kya kar raha hai.”
“Aapki talashi le raha hoon…!”
“Didi vo police poochte hai na choro se savaal.. ?”
She nukes him in the head ” voh talashi nahi poochtach hoti hai…”
” Ha vahi. Lekin aap topic mat badlo… Ye batao ki Jabse main aaya hoon aap itni azeeb kyu ho..? Bilkul vaise jaise main hoga hoon tab voh roll no. 33 ki sanvi mujse homework kara ke phir baat main baat nahi karti.”
Anika makes face and says ” Aisa kuch nahi hai.. kissine mujse homework Kara ke baat nahi choda…” but then whispers to herself ” par aisa hi kuch kiya uss pagad bille ne..”
Sahil shakes her hand and says “Batao na didi kya hua…?”
“Maine kaha na kuch nahi….!”
Sahil thinks for a minute and suddenly slaps his forehead and says.” Are yaar….”
Anika looks at him askew and asks ” Kya..?”
“Uss Sri Sri Sri Pagad bille ne kuch kaha hai na…? Mujhe pata hai aapka phir se jagda hua hoga…!”
“Kya.. kya matlab hai tumhara ha…? Mere paas unke saath jagad ne ke alava koi aur kaam nahi hai kya…?”
Sahil just looks at her sternly.
“Teek hai, kabhi kabhi lad lethe hai hum..”
” Are ok yaar, hamesha lad the rehte hai.. lekin pichle kuch Dino se humne ladai nahi kiya hai.. I promise.. pinky wali. Are hum toh almost insaano ki tara behave karne lage the.. ”
” To phir kya hua..?”
Anika remembers what Shivaay said this morning and feels bad. (The piano oh jaana music plays.) She shakes her head and mutters. ” Phir uno ne mujhe apni aukaad ki yaad dila di..”
“Kya?” Sahil queries.
” Kuch nahi sahil. Vo jaise tv show panch minute ka break let hai na… Vaise humne bhi break liya tha.. aap vaapas chalu ho Gaye.. aur kuch nahi.. soja abhi.. kal school Jana hai..!”
“Are mat dilao yaad school ki didi.. saara accha mood karaab kar diya.”
Anika smiles and switches of the light. They both sleep.
Scene 4 : Oberoi Mansion living room.
Shivaay is typing something on his computer when he sees Rudra and Omkara enter. Omkara is dragging Rudra who is looking reluctant.
“O.. mujhe jaane do. Bhagvaan ke liye jaane do.”
“Shut up Rudra..”
Shivaay closes his laptop and asks. “Guys .. guys ho kya raha hai yaha pe..?”
Om makes Rudra sit on the sofa and flops down on the space next to Shivaay.
” Duffer Oberoi batao bhaiya ko kya kiya tumne. Tell him. ”
Rudra shakes his head with wide eyes.
“Rudra..?” Shivaay asks.
“Ok. Main hi bata tha hoon.. iss gade ne phir se sowmya ko chidai usske weight ke baare me. Ab voh bechari Khana ka rahi thi. Aur vaha se bina kaye utke chali gayi..”
“Lekin bhaiya O yr batane bool gaye ki uss sumo ne bi mujhe chidaya. Vo mere dumbbells se leke romi tak mujhe tane maar rahi thi.. toh mujhe gussa aa gaya aur Maine bhol diya.”
” Rudraaa.. ” Om groans ” gussa aaya toh tum kuch bhi bhol doge kya.. Aur vaise bhi gusse ke saath ya gusse ke bina aisa soch tumhare dimaag me aaya.. iss liye daat raha hoon me. Sowmya ka weight usska personal choice and issue hai. Tumhe usspe bholne ke koi hak nahi hai. Tum kisi aur ko apne se chote nahi dekh sakte. Sabki apni importance hoti hai. Every person is equally important. Tum kisi ko judge ya apne se neecha nahi dikha sakte…. Aur …”
Rudra cuts him off by saying.. “O… Apna ye Gyaan baatna please bandh Karo. Main sumo se abhi maafi maang loonga.. lekin ye speech aur endure nahi karoonga… Bye.. !”
He stomps out.
Om turns to Shivaay and asks “can you believe that guy?”
Shivaay looks at him shrewdly and replies. “You think I didn’t get what was going on just now.?”
Om looks confused and asks “Kya chal raha tha..? ”
“Om please you can stop this. Rudra ko bhi vaapas bula lo… And tell him he performed well…”
” Kya baatein kar rahe ho tum Shivaay.. ?”
“Acchi tara se jaanta hoon ki ye jo tumhara ‘gyaan’ tha kiske liye tha. And you think me isse enlighten ho jaonga and ask sorry to Anika the just forget it. Voh pehle maine kuch bhi kaha vo sach tha… Chaahe kitna bhi kadva ho..”
Om looks angrily at Shivaay and says. “Tumhe lagta Maine aur Rudra ne ye sab stage kiya tumhe apni galti ka aesaas dila ne ke liye..?”
Shivaay just raises a brow.
“You know what Shivaay abhi jo main Rudra ko samjaa raha tha vo iss liye tha because main jaanta hoon he cares about Sowmya. Subah tumhare aur Anika ke beech jo hua usske baat I talked to her and made sure she hadn’t felt bad. Lekin main tumse kuch nahi kahoonga Shivaay because frankly I don’t think you care one way or another about how she feels. ”
Shivaay stiffens and looks shocked.
Om continues saying “Aur jab tumhe koi farak hi nahi padta to samjaane ka koi faida nahi..”( the piano sad music plays.)
Shivaay turns to his laptop and pretends to work. But he looks disturbed and hurt.
“Lekin vo sab chod.” Om continues. “Main to tumse ye kehne aaya tha ki…”
But Shivaay zones out thinking about what Om said. He reminisces Anika’s hurt face and all those moments when he said something hurtful to her. He remembers the time when he called her garbage and asked pinku to not associate with such people. His hand curls into fists. He struggles with himself not understanding his conflicting emotions.
He finally notices Om talking and hears..
“… agar tumhe waqt rehte kuch kiya nahi to tumhare hato se sabse important cheeze nikal jaayega.”
“What.. kya… What do you mean sabse important. ” Shivaay stammers.
“Shivaay it’s ok.. sab jaante hai tum usse kitna pasand karte ho..”
Shivaay gapes at Om and says ” Kya matlab sab jaante hai..? ”
“Shivaay it’s on your face.. jab bhi tum usse dekh te ho tumhara chehra bata details hai that you love it a lot. ”
Shivaay looks shell shocked. He sets his laptop aside and turns completely towards Om.
” Matlab kya hai tumhari…. Main jab bhi usse dekh tha hoon you think it shows on my it shows on my face that I love he…. Wait a minute… ‘love it..?’… Kisske baare me baat kar rahe ho tum…?”
Om looks confused and replies. ” What do you mean kisske baare me baat kar raha hoon… Tab se to uss purane bungalow ke baare me baat kar raha hoon jisse tum resort me convert karna chahte ho. Aur jisse kareedne ke liye koi aur kada ho gaya hai. And agar tumne waqt rehte apna offer nahi badaya to tumhare haath se vo bungalow choot jaayega.”
Shivaay exhales loudly and leans back on the sofa. ” Bung.. tum bungalow ke baare me baat kar rahe the….”
“Tumne kya socha… ”
Shivaay looks with deer on headlights expression and says hastily.. ” Kuch nahi kuch nahi… I’ll call the realtor regarding the Bungalow.. don’t worry..”
Om still looks suspicious.. but says.” Okay.. good night then.. ”
He gets up and starts to leave, but Shivaay stops him saying.. ” Om… Aa mujhe tumse kuch poochna tha…”
Om looks confused at Shivaay’s weird behaviour, but sits back on the sofa and asks. “Kya..?”
“Vo.. ye ki… Actually the thing is…. umm… ”
“Shivaay… ” Om prompts.
” Yeah. Main bus jaan na chahta tha ki agar hum ne apna views kissi ke samne rakha and vo offend ho gaya to kya karna chahiye…?”
” Kaise views..?”
” General views… General.. like politics.. movies, weather.. vaise kuch.”
“Ok.. lekin aise views se samne wala offend kyu hoga..?”
“Are bus ho gaya yaar… Ab batao kya karna hai…?”
“Teek hai. So agar vo insaan tumhe maaine nahi rakh tha to sorry bolke aage bad jao.. lekin agar vo tumhare liye maaine rakh tha hai to tumhe usske bhi views ko samajna hoga.. aur phir compromise kar ke aage bad na hoga…. Ab yaha pe yeh important hai ki kya vo insaan tumhare liye maaine rakh tha hai ya nahi..”
Shivaay takes all this in and remembers Anika and every moment he spent with her.. he looks confused trying to determine whether she is important to him or not.
Precap : Shivaay is holding Anika against the wall in his bedroom placing one hand over her mouth. He says ” Jab main kissi ko sorry bhol tha hoon to saari duniya sab kuch chod ke sunn thi hai.. aur tum bhi sunogi..!”
There goes my second chapter… Hope you like it.. Next episode will be posted in a week.. keep reading and loving Shivika…!! (Yup, I really like this name..!)