Recap: Niti’s birthday. One surprise from the whole cast and crew for Niti. Another surprise in the evening by Parth. He bent down on his knees in front of the entire cast and proposed to her.
Niti stood there surprised. She was not at all expecting what had just come her way. There was silence all around, all eyes stuck on her and she could not look into anyone’s eyes. She felt shy, surprised and embarrassed. Parth was still down on his knees with the white rose in his hand extended towards her, waiting for her answer. There was a tsunami of emotions flowing inside her heart full of happiness, excitement, nervousness, embarrassment and discomfort. For once she was so happy she wanted to go up to Parth, take the white rose from him and give him a tight hug, but on the other hand she was also nervous and uncomfortable with Ayaz, Veebha, Charlie, Utkarsh, Krissan and Abhishek’s presence in that moment of her life. She wanted Parth to say those words to her but maybe this was something she just did not want.
After a while, while she had been staring into Parth’s smiling eyes looking at him lovingly, Ayaz spoke up,
Ayaz: Niti C’mon say it girl ! It’s okay !
That statement brought her back to life, back to reality where she could not get into this no matter how much she wanted to. The 6 red roses which she had held tight in her hands, fell to the ground, her eyes started forming tears and she rushed out of the vanity without being able to say anything. Parth’s smiling face suddenly turned pale and he lowered his hand having the white rose. Veebha started moving after Niti to talk to her but Parth stopped her.
Parth: No ! Don’t ! Let her go. She wouldn’t want to talk to anyone right now.
Charlie: But Parth, we can at least talk to her and find out what the matter is.
Parth: I saw it in her eyes.
He gets up from the floor and turns around to face all of them.
Parth: I got my answer. Now I don’t want anyone disturbing her. Just let her be alone. And Veebha please call up the director tomorrow morning and inform him that Niti is unwell and therefore would have to miss shoot. Possibly for more than 1 day.
Saying that he leaves, leaving all the others stunned ! He said he understood her answer but none of them could understand his reaction at that. Seemed like Niti had rejected him, his proposal, even after he had been so confident about it, and he still cared for her before himself.
He walked out of the vanity towards the parking lot, wiping away his tears, when he found her standing near her car. He stood there, observing her from a distance. She was leaning on the car with the support of her back, her arms folding around her chest, her head bent low and tears flowing out of her eyes. She kept wiping them away but they would just not stop. Seeing her in pain, knowing that he was the reason for that pain, made his heart ache ! He so wished he could rewind life 15 minutes back and change that small incident that had brought the storm in their lives. 15 minutes back, they were friends, maybe more than friends, feeling love for each other and now there was only pain where there used to be immense love earlier, even without saying.
It was a restless and sleepless night for both of them. Niti’s perfect birthday had turned into the perfect mess. She had been put into a situation where she couldn’t even imagine she would deny even when her heart had been screaming out a big “YES !”. After a long time of pacing around the room, wiping the tears constantly flowing out her eyes and reliving the entire incident in her head, she took her phone and called Parth. He picked up at the 1st ring itself.
Parth: Hello !
His voice brought more tears into her eyes. She thought he would never talk to her for what she had done back in the evening, would never want to see her face ever again, but he seemed to have been eagerly waiting for her call which was quite evident from his voice. She did not say anything and her silence spoke a thousand words for him. When she couldn’t bear the silence anymore, she disconnected the call. A few minutes later, her phone rang and it was Parth. She straightened herself, wiped away the tears on her cheek, and then nervously picked up the call,
Niti: (nervously) Hello..
Parth: (controlling his tears and trying to talk in a cheerful voice)How are you ?
Niti: (trying to control the choking of her voice) I’m fine..How are you ?
Parth: I’m great as usual !
Niti: Liar !
Parth: Maybe ! But your eyes told me the truth !
Niti: Parth, why did you do this ?
Parth: Didn’t you like it ? It was your birthday surprise !
Niti: Of course I loved it but…
Parth: No But.. you liked it right ? Then that’s the end of the story ! I wanted you to like it and you did. Anything else does not matter.
Niti: It does ! It does matter.. I shouldn’t have…
Parth: Shh..Stop it now.. I told you, your eyes told me all ! You need not explain anything further..
Niti: But I’m not as smart as you. I did not understand !
Parth: What didn’t you understand ?
Niti: That why did you do this ?
Parth: Well I guess I gave an answer to that question right there !
Niti: But Parth, it’s about our careers. You yourself told me remember ? I was the one who used to ask you to be open about our friendship and that’s when you explained to me that we need to stay away because that’s good for our careers . I understood it then how come you forgot ?
Parth: I didn’t forget Niti. Maybe you don’t remember properly.
Niti: What ?
Parth: Do you remember you asked me once why wasn’t I ever open in the media about my relationship with Disha ? And I told you that I was never really sure about her. And I also told you that the day I find the girl about whom I would never have to think twice, who would be the one, my soulmate as I could call her, I wouldn’t hesitate in showing her off to the entire world ! You are the one Niti ! You really are ! You know this show means a lot to me because it brought us closer. It made me realise my true feelings for you. Had it not been for this show, I wonder whether I would have ever met my girl !
She wanted to say so many things at that but her voice didn’t support. She kept quiet, trying to absorb his words into her heart and he kept listening to her silence. He did not realise but tears started flowing out of his eyes as well. He was confused because he somehow knew he was himself responsible for her denial but still the tears won’t stop flowing.
Niti: (controlling her tears) Good night Parth !
She disconnected the call without waiting for an answer from him and burst out crying out loud ! She fell asleep while crying and in the morning the door bell made her wake up. She checked the time and it was 9 am. She knew she was late for shoot but she did not even feel like going. She opened the door to find her maid. But, since she wanted to be alone, she asked her maid to take a leave for the day and went back to the bed to lie down. Smurphy came up to her and started licking her face as if licking away her tears. He again reminded her of Parth because he was the one who gifted Smurphy to her. That brought more tears to her eyes, making her realise that a major part of her life had Parth involved in it and every small thing would keep reminding her of him.
Precap: Parth and Niti back to the professionalism phase. Manan jungle sequence, off screen story.
Tomorrow: Manan ff. Harshad befriending Nandini. Dhruv and Aliya coming closer.
I know many hearts are broken with this episode and trust me mine is too.. Even I wanted her to say yes but what to do ? She just couldn’t say it even though she wanted to. But please do share your views about today’s part with me through the comments section below.. And don’t worry, after every dark night comes a bright sunny morning. We just need to wait for that sunshine.
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Credit to: Medhavi