Friends I would recommend you to go through episode 46 if possible before reading the part as it would give you all the more feel ! You can skip half of it if you do not have time and watch from the Manan scene in Manik’s bedroom as I have covered from there in this part for the off screen story. Hope you guys like it.
Recap: Parth and Niti’s fight continues. Both of them feeling incomplete without the others’ support. Ayaz and Veebha try to make them realize the importance of their friendship in their lives.
Later that day, both Parth and Niti had been thinking about what Ayaz and Veebha had asked them to consider. Niti had been really upset about whatever Parth had said to her but somehow she did want to let go of it and be normal with him like old times. But then suddenly she jerked off the thought as she did not want herself to accept that she had actually been missing Parth in her life.
“Maybe I went a bit too far that day. I had decided I would talk to her in a way not offensive to her or to her friend but instead, the way I said those things to her, they were not only offensive but I also hurt her deep.”thought Parth to himself that day after shoot sitting at his place.
The next morning was the time to shoot for the shower sequence and for that Parth and Niti had the maximum part to be played and so they were the ones to reach sets before all others. Both of them had been sitting in their vanities after getting dressed as Manik and Nandini waiting for the shot to get ready. Parth had been feeling very restless as suddenly he had begun to realize how badly his words might have hurt Niti. And besides, he didn’t even mean any of it what he said to her. It all came out as a result of anger and frustration. He instantly got up from the chair and moved out of his vanity towards the girls vanity to talk to Niti, not bothering about the crew outside noticing him going into his “professional” co-actor’s vanity.
He was about to enter without any warning as he was very anxious to sort things out as fast as possible but then he suddenly realized he was going to a girls’ vanity and his manners teach him to knock the door before entering. He therefore knocked the door and waited for it to be opened. As soon as she heard the knock, she got a gut feeling it might be Parth but then reminded herself that Parth and her had been fighting and also on sets, Parth would never come to her vanity, that too when she was the only girl present there, bearing his “professional” image in his mind.
She got up from the couch and opened the door, to her surprise to find it Parth standing there dressed as Manik. For a second, she got herself to believe it was definitely a dream! Parth realized her surprise and to wake her up from her dream, he coughed a bit to grab her attention. That worked and Niti realized it was not a dream. Parth was actually standing at her doorstep. She did not say anything instead just gave him a questioning look to which Parth made a “whatever” face, pushed her aside softly and entered the vanity.
Parth: (entering the vanity in a somewhat “Manik” attitude and tone) It’s enough now !
Niti: (turning to face him) What ? I haven’t done anything ! So, please don’t start off with some stupid comment of yours !
Parth: I’m not here to pass any comment. I came by to talk to you !
Niti: Talk ? You know we haven’t had a good past record when it comes to “talking” !
Parth: But I will try this time the “talk” turns out well.
Niti: (letting out a sigh) What is it ?
Parth: Look don’t you think it’s too much now ? You know with our fight ?
Niti: So, why are you asking me ? You were the one who spoke ill to me, you were the one who did not understand what I was saying, you were the one to walk out of my house in the middle of the discussion. So, technically the fight was started by you !
Parth: So but you could have tried to end it !
Niti: Why would I end a fight with someone who disrespects me ?!
Parth: I didn’t disrespect you Niti. I was really angry and whatever I said I didn’t mean any of it !
Niti: Well, you sounded pretty convincing to me though !
Parth: Why don’t you understand ? It happens at times ! You lose control over language while you are angry ! Hasn’t it ever happened with you ?
Niti: No ! I try to be in my limits even when I am angry !
Parth: Okay but it happened with me. Please try and understand !
Niti: What should I understand ? And suddenly why is this bothering you so much ?Why have you come back after so many days ?
Parth: Because I’ve realized my mistake..And I…I’m…
Niti: You’re what ? Let it be..You won’t be able to say it !
Parth: But you understood right ? What I wish to say ?
Niti: No ! I didn’t ! Now say it fast if you want to or else we have a shoot to attend !
Parth: Yeah but…I..
Niti: What happened Parth ? It’s very easy to say things you don’t even mean while angry, harsh things, but very difficult to apologize through your heart ?
Parth stands there with his head bent low in front of Niti ashamed of his words and actions. Niti gives out a sigh and turns around to leave the vanity when Parth speaks up,
Parth: I’m sorry ! I truly am ! I was a jerk to have said those things to you ! But I really miss my friend. Could you please forgive me ?
Niti was shocked to hear those words coming out from the mouth of monster ! She turned around to find Parth’s head still bent low. She went closer to him still keeping some safe distance in between and said with a smile,
Niti: If you hurt me again, I won’t forgive you !
Parth looks up at her and says,
Parth: Never !
They then move out of the vanity together acting as if they had been discussing the script so that people around would not find out about their secret friendship.
They had been shooting for the shower sequence before which Parth had to go shirtless in front of Niti(Nandini). More than Parth who actually had to strip, it was Niti who was nervous about him being shirtless in front of her or rather, too close to her ! She had been shivering on the inside with the thought of them being so close. Parth on the other hand hadn’t yet realized it to be a nervous situation, and was just focused on preparing for his part.
Director: Roll Camera, and action !
Manik entered his room, placed his guitar on the bed, removed his jacket followed by his tee shirt revealing his “too hot to handle” body and the s**y tattoo on his back. He moved towards the wardrobe and suddenly noticed someone sitting on his couch and sleeping. He went closer to take a look and realized it was Nandini.
Scene change and Manik now had to move closer towards Nandini and try and attempt a kiss. And as their lips come too close, Nandini to speak up “thank you !” which would wake up Manik from his dream world and come to his senses.
Niti was so nervous while doing the scene, she got her hands together and held them together into a tight fist which was really apt in the scene but was actually not instructed by the director. Parth wasn’t feeling really nervous as he was kind of liking the part being played by him in the form of Monster Manik turning into Majnu Manik. He was nearing Niti, leaning his body over the couch on which Niti had been sitting, his intense eyes, not leaving her gaze, not blinking, shifting their focus from her beautiful eyes to her rosy lips one after the other. He had actually forgotten for a while that they had been shooting, but just when Niti spoke up “thank you !” as nandini, he came out of his dream just as Manik did and straightened himself.
Next was the shower sequence for which both of them were nervous. They had butterflies in their stomach on just thinking about the scene. Parth was shirtless and Niti was in a white top, all the more a romantic and sensuous set up !
Manik dragged Nandini into the bathroom, made her stand under the shower panel and turned on the shower. Nandini was left confused at the monsters’ action as she just could not make a sense out of him making her stand under his shower panel. They kept fighting and arguing for some time as was the scene with the shower drizzling over them all the while.
Director: Cut it ! Perfect ! Call Ayaz for the next part ! Okay now, Manik you will push the door from inside as Cabir comes nearer and suddenly panic and take Nandini in your arms turning your body around to show your back at the door. Got it ?
Parth: Hmm Yeah !
Director: And then the two of you share an eye lock for a while and then slowly separate yourselves embarrassed ! Right then, do we have Cabir ready ?
Ayaz: Yes sir !
Director: Okay then, Roll camera ! And action !
Cabir comes in to Manik’s room and on hearing the voice of the water flowing in the bathroom, starts moving towards it which scares both Manik and Nandini. They look at each other with the most horrified faces as it would be a big disaster if a fab 5 member would spot them together and that too in Manik’s bathroom under the shower.
Manik instantly took Nandini in his arms and wrapped his hands around her face covering her in his shelter, turning around to show his back. When he did, Niti freezed at that very moment ! Her whole body in contact of Parth ! She just had her hands protecting some part of her body from not touching his body which she had placed on his chest. She had some weird sensations going on in her entire body ! She was wet and it was cold out there but still, she had started sweating on her forehead. Good, people could not notice it as they had been drenched in water for the scene.
Director: Cut ! Superb ! Now let’s take up the eye lock scene if you guys are ready ? Or do you need a break to settle your minds ?
Niti actually needed a break ! Parth noticed that and asked for a 5 minutes break for her to calm herself as he understood how difficult must it be for a girl to perform such a scene.
5 minutes later, they resume shoot and they again had to shower themselves as some of the water had started to dry. They positioned themselves close to each other, Manik’s hands surrounding Nandini’s shoulders, Nandini, looking up at him, and Manik looking down at her wet hair, and her wet lips, the water still flowing over them. They stay in that position for a while with Nandini touching Manik’s bare chest with her hands. Parth did not wish to let go of her from his hold. He had started feeling something strange towards her but could not understand what exactly was it. It was as if he had been the Manik from the show who was being attracted towards Nandini but could not realize it.
Next was the scene where Parth had to again strip, this time his pants and wear a towel around. It had now started become embarrassing for him but when he took a look at Niti, he forgot all his consciousness and started to perform.
Next Manan scene was where Nandini had been shivering due to the cold water and Manik took a towel and wrapped it around her carefully, cleaning her up himself. Parth actually thought as if he was taking care of a little baby because that’s what Niti looked like, in that position, her height so short she barely reached his shoulders, her wet hair coming over her face and her chubby face making it all the more elaborate to her child like appearance to him. He kept staring at her while doing the scene till the director asked to cut the scene.
Precap: Nandini dressed in Manik’s clothes. Scene off screen story continued. Both Parth and Niti have started noticing every small thing about each other and have started having a strange feeling while being together. Which turn is their friendship taking ?
So my dear friends, I hope I could live up to your expectations because many of you had been very excited for this part since I mentioned about it in the precap yesterday !
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