Hello Ishqies,This is Luna with yet another OS. As from today, Ishqbaaz spinoff DBO will start, and we’ll get to see the love story of Om and Gauri. But unfortunately, we weren’t able to see the love story of Ishkara. I was really looking forward to their story and I was very disappointed when Vrushy left the show, and Ishana’s track was ended abruptly. Ishkara became a popular couple despite getting a very less screenspace which proves that Kunal and Vrushy’s pairing was magical and they could have became an iconic onscreen couple. But sadly it didn’t happened. Okay, enough of my talk. This OS is written on the memory of my favorite onscreen couple Ishkara and this is especially for Ishkara fans, but I hope others also like it.
The story of this OS is based on the present track of Ishqbaaz. Om is going to Bareilly for the business project.
Scene : Om is on his way to Bareilly. He’s travelling by car, with the driver. Om is talking to Shivaye on phone.
Om(to Shivaye on phone): yeah Shivaye…I’m very close… just about to reach Bareilly…
Shivaye(to Om): okay Om…take care and call me once u reach there.
Om(to Shivaye): yeah, okay…bye.
Shivaye(to Om): Bye Om.
Om cuts the call. Om closes his eyes to take a nap. When he closes his eyes, he gets the vision of Jhanvi burning herself in front of him. Om gets scared and opens his eyes. Suddenly the car stops.
Om(to the driver): What happened???
Driver(to Om): I don’t know sir.
Both come out of the car and see that the tire has got punctured.
Om: Shit…what will we do now???
Driver: sir… we don’t even have an extra tire with us.
Om: you should have kept an extra one….now, what we gonna do….we are in middle of a forest. Getting help here is next to impossible.
Driver: Sir…u wait here only….I’ll go ahead to find some help.
Om: Okay, we don’t have any other option.
The driver leaves from the spot to get some help. Om goes back and sits in the car. One hour passes, and the driver doesn’t returns. Om gets tensed and gets out of the car. He tries to call the driver but there was no network available.
Om: Now, what should I do????
Om sees a bench placed in the side of the road. He goes there and sits on it. He starts thinking about his mom and he again gets the vision of Jhanvi burning herself in front of him and his family. Om gets scared and takes adeep breath. All of a sudden he sees Ishana standing in front of him with a vacant expression. Om looks at her and gets shocked. Ishana gives a smile looking at Om. Om is still shocked seeing Ishana, and wonders what she’s doing here.
Ishana(smiling): Hi Om!!!!!
Om(shocked): Ish..Ishana!!!! u???? here????
Ishana(smiling): Shocked to see me here na…..don’t worry I’m not here to con u, neither steal anything from u(Ishana sits down on the bench besides Om. Om is still in a shocked state). Because I only con people who are rich, not poor…and u??? u are no more rich.
Om(angry): what are u saying??? And what are u doing here??? Just leave…I don’t want to see your face.
Ishana(grinning): Why are u being angry on me???? I’m just talking to u and I’ve no bad intentions. I told u na, when time will come, u will also become like your dad. Now…Where is your so-called idealism ???? A person who always used to walk on the path of honesty and truth, is now lying to his family. Yeah…you are lying….Hiding the truth means lying only Om.
Om(suspiciously): How do u know all this????
Ishana(grinning): The news channels don’t let your family matters remain personal. I know everything, what’s going in your family. How your dad, was going to marry some other girl. Your mom tried to commit suicide. And then u got engaged with your dad’s mistress. And how much I know about u, it’s clear that u r doing this to save your mom-dad’s failed marriage???? Right????
Om(taking a pause with a straight face): yeah….It’s true.
Ishana(smirking): And now u r going to Bareilly to crack a deal of 500 crores, and give 100 crores to Svetlana, to remove her from your family’s life???? True??
Ishana(smirking): So….Now where are your lectures about truth and honesty???? Now Why are u lying to your family Om??? U only said to me na, that truth is a choice, not a luxury??? U only said na, that u will always chose truth over family. Then why did u chose family over truth??? U know what Om??? U r a hypocrite. U can’t say truth to yourself, how will u say the truth to the world???? I’ll tell the truth to u….there’s no difference between u and the rest of the world. U think that the world is black and white, but the reality is, that this world is grey just like u.
Om(in an emotionally choked voice): yeah… u said right….I’m a hypocrite. I chose family over truth. And u were right…when u are in need of money, idealism takes the backburner. When there is no food to eat, water to drink then people are ready to do anything to fulfill their desires. I realized, that there is no existence of my own without Oberoi surname…..I realized that, how this world can be so mean…so bad to u. U were right Ishana, U were right.
Ishana(thinking for a seconds and then saying): No Om…..I was wrong.
Om(shocked): what?? What are u saying???
Ishana(giving a smile): yeah Om… I was wrong…u know what??? U were not wrong in your thoughts…it’s just that…. u were not right either….and neither I was….Yeah, but I was right that u can’t live in this world with idealistic views, because this world isn’t idealistic.
Om: I agree, u can’t live in this world with idealism. This world is too bad for good people. There are beasts out there who are ready to pounce on u and eat u alive. This life is a game of the survival of the fittest. And only one thing can buy happiness, money. Money can buy each and everything.
Ishana: u r so much changed Omkara…..u have became like Shivaye.
Om: yeah, …Shivaye was right…money can buy each and everything in this world….just the price should be right….people like Svetlana are ready to get sold.
Ishana: and people like u???? will people like u will also get sell????
Om becomes silent…he was wondering what to answer.
Om: People like me…uh…I…
Ishana(grinning): Om…u r so confused…listen Om, money can’t buy each and everything…u r wrong…Shivaye is wrong…u know why I said earlier that u r poor???? Because it’s believed that only money can give happiness, but just look at u….u r a son of a multi-millionaire, but are you happy???
Om: what u want to say, I just don’t understand…..didn’t u said that money is important to survive in this world???? That for money, people can stoop to any level…if money can’t buy each and everything…then why??? Why people want so much money???
Ishana(taking a pause, looking in Om’s eyes): because people are idiots….yeah, that’s true…even I was an idiot….I thought the same thing, and u r also thinking the same thing…u r doing a mistake.
Om(furiously): No…I’m not doing any mistake…u r wrong.
Ishana: Om, u have changed, but that doesn’t means u have became a better person…..u r really doing a mistake, stop now, otherwise, It’ll be too late.
Om(furiously): what are u saying??? I’m not understanding anything.
Ishana(puts her hand on Om’s hand and says):Om…it’s true that I said that money is important to live, but it isn’t necessary that money will give u happiness…In this world, people still don’t know, that what can bring happiness…neither money can give happiness nor idealism.
Om: Then what gives us happiness???? u tell me.
Ishana(giving a smile): love…yeah,love gives us happiness…when u love someone, care for someone, sacrifice for someone…a person with whom u can spend you entire life…the joy that u feel in, nothing can give u more happiness than that.
Om(furiously): Love doesn’t gives us any happiness…. Love is just a deal, where u give your heart and buy the pain….it only gives us heartbreaks and sufferings…..I know it because I’ve seen it.
Ishana(smiling): So u think….love only gives us pain???.
Om(emotionally): Yes, love only gives us pain and sufferings….I don’t know why people fall in love…..It’s better being alone than being with someone, who doesn’t even cares for u….There’s nothing called unconditional love, wild love. Love is no fairy tale, where we always have a happy ending. All these things are just bullshit, fiction created by poets and authors, just to amuse us. And fools like me believe all this nonsense.
Ishana: May be u r right…love gives us pain…a lot of pain, a lot of sufferings, but isn’t this world filled with pain and sufferings???? And does love only gives us pain??? I don’t think so…..love is beautiful Om but it also has a darker side…but it doesn’t means that there is no lighter side…Love is no bed of roses, but love isn’t a bed of thorns either…love gives us sadness but it also gives us happiness. Just like two sides of a coin…love also has two sides…it’ll give u pain, sufferings, heartbreaks but it’ll also give u joy and happiness…and that type of happiness we can’t describe…u will only feel it, when u fall in love.
Om: u r talking as if u have fell in love with someone
Ishana(giving a weak smile): yes…I have….I have fell in love, but I can’t be with that guy…that guy doesn’t even knows that….I’m in love with him…he actually hates me.
Om: who is he????
Ishana(getting emotional): someone….u don’t know him…u don’t know me, how will u know him??? I fell in love with him….but he wasn’t approved of my conning, and that’s why I never told him that I love him…actually…(tears start falling from Ishana’s eyes)….I…never got time to tell him that I love him…I myself realized it so late, that I love him…..and when I realized…it was too late…he was gone.
Om(suspiciously): Ishana…what was the name of that guy???
Ishana(giving a weak smile in an emotionally choked voice): Om…(Om gets shocked hearing his name)….didn’t u wondered what I’m doing here???? Talking to u like this in the middle of this forest??? Didn’t u wondered how I know about the Bareilly project??? How I know about Svetlana??? How about I know about 100 crores??? And why u r talking to me??? To a con girl, who tried to con u??? u r sharing your emotions with that girl????
Om gets shocked hearing that….I was wondering, why on earth he was talking to Ishana.
Om(shocked): who R u???
Ishana puts his hand on Om’s chest. Om gets shocked to see that Ishana’s hand was going through Om’s chest. I went completely shocked and his mouth got sealed in disbelief, but he was still sitting on the bench with Ishana.
Ishana(emotionally): yeah Om….I’m not in this world anymore…dead.
Om(shocked): Oh My God!!!! I can’t believe it…how’s it possible????
Ishana: Ever wondered why I wanted to con u??? why I wanted money from u??? my father took a debt of 6 crores from some goons…I wanted to con u to pay the debt…but when I failed to do it…the goons first killed my sister, then my father in front of me and finally me….In my last days, I realized, that I fell in love with u Om…those last days give me pain that I can’t tell u how much I love u, but it also give me a happiness, and I can’t describe that happiness….that happiness which I got was very internal…I felt like…I’ve became complete…That…that feeling is hard to describe, but….It…just gave me joy…..even when the goons shot me, in my last breaths… I was thinking about u….I was feeling less pain.
Om gets teary eyed hearing Ishana’s story.
Om(getting emotional): Ishana….I’m also somewhere responsible for your death….I’m really sorry, really sorry(Om starts crying)
Ishana(caresses Om’s cheeks): No Om, I know u never loved me….but I don’t want u to lose your faith in love…love doesn’t only gives us pain, it gives us joy too…I only want u to understand this.
Om(getting emotional): How can I understand this Ishana???? Whole life, I saw my mom giving everything to save her relationship and what she got is only pain in return
Ishana: U r not understanding now, but u will soon understand this. And u will also understand that money can’t buy each and everything.
Om: What do u mean??? How will I understand???
Ishana(giving a weak smile) : Bye Om…Now it’s time for me to go….and I promise, that u will again become that Om…who used to believe in love.
Om: what??? What are u saying????
Ishana: bye Om (Ishana disappears from Om’s sight)
Om: Ishana…Ishana!!!! Where have u gone???(Om gets up from the bench and looks for Ishana here and there, but finds no one).
Om takes a deep breath.
Om: was she really Ishana, or was it a dream??? How’s it possible??? Ishana!!!!! Ishana!!!!
Om goes near his car and was still wondering of what happened just now…..The driver still didn’t returned…it was getting dark….Om was standing outside his car waiting for the driver. Suddenly, someone bumps into Om from behind. Om gets afraid and turns back…He sees that there’s a girl in a bridal attire standing in front of him.
The Girl(to Om): Plz save me, some goons are after me.
Om(to the girl): who are u????
Girl: My name is Gauri, and your’s????
To Be Continued…..
what happens next, to know that, watch Dil Bole Oberoi on 10:30 PM, just after Ishqbaaz on Star Plus and 6:00 PM on Hotstar.
PS: To all those folks, who are wondering, why I’m promoting DBO…well, Gul Khan is paying me for that…Okay Gul, I’m done…now give me my cheque!!!