Durga turns around, she seeks Parvati’s blessings. ” Nani, I am so happy it is Diwali today. I have got so much shopping to do and I have to attend a party in the evening.” Parvati starts laughing.
” Youth these days. Why cannot you spend Diwali here, with us?” Parvati asks.
” Eventhough I have been here 18 years, eventhough your family has been my own, celebrating with this family makes me remember my own family. I am still Gopi deep inside.” Durga says. Parvati wipes Durga’s tears.
” For whom do you cry Gopi? That family who betrayed you? A husband who vowed to stay with you till death, he broke that vow. A sister who you grew up with since childhood. She saw you as an enemy. A daughter, who refused to call you her mother. These tears are unneccesary Gopi. Destroy these memories and remember that this is Gopi’s family, not Durga’s family. Durga’s family is waiting for her downstairs for pooja- we have guests here too. Please come down.” Durga comes down- kahani ghar ghar ki title song comes on in the background as Durga greets her family members- Vandi maasi, Kamal, Om and Krishna. Durga sees her parents.
” Papa! Mama!” Durga touches her father’s feet and seeks blessings from her parents. Her supposed parents were Shruti and Sameer Kaul.
” Stay happy, Durga. We have brought lots of presents for you today.” Shruti says.
” Where is Chotu bhai, Gauri bhabi, Suraj and Vishnath?” Durga asks.
” Calm down haha. They are getting the luggage out. They will be here shortly.” Sameer says. Few minutes, Chotu, Gauri and their sons Suraj and Vishnath arrive. Durga runs to greet them.
” Bhai, bhabi! How was your trip to Abu Dhabi?” Durga asks.
” It was brilliant, we had so much fun. Gauri almost got scared.” Chotu starts laughing, Gauri elbows her husband jokingly. Durga turns to Suraj and Vishnath.
” And you two? Your wives and children have been waiting for you. I have heard many complaints from them. You don’t even call them. What is the reason?” Durga scolds them.
” We have been busy?” Both say, holding their ears. Both daughter in laws arrive, Maliaka and Prena.
” Here they are. They will sort you both out.” Durga laughs.
Prena says to Vishnath- ” Don’t ever talk to me. You went to Abu Dhabi and you did not even call me once. I do not want flattery on my beauty later on- Saras is still in USA and Roshni is in Germany. I have been lonely.” Prena pretend to cry, whilst Vishnath tries to comfort her. Prena pushes him gently.
Malaika says to Suraj- ” You are just as bad as your elder brother. What have you ate that makes you two so stone hearted? Our sons, Nikkhil and Akash are still studying in USA and their baap is busy partying in Abu Dhabi?” Malaika storms off.
” Arey! Come back Malaika. She will come back. These girls always create scenes in front of guests. Durga beti, start the pooja.”
” Ji, naani.” Durga sings Gopal Krishna, remembering her times with the Modi family.
After pooja, Parvati and Durga talk. ” Diwali is a day of new beginnings. Diwali was the day when Sita returned with Ram. Today, you will return to Modis. Not as Sita, but as Arjun. If Gopi fought to unite her family, then Durga will fight to destroy her family. Gopi is light. Durga is darkness. Gopi is love. Durga is destruction. When you return to the Modis, their whole life will change.”
In the Modi Mansion, Rashi is sitting on the sofa. She is eating samosas, gulab jamuns and bhajis. A doorbell rings. Rashi shouts, ” Sona! Naiya! Check who is on the door!” Sona arrives quickly, in her veil. She is dressed similarly like Gopi used to. Sona opens the door, enter Paridhi and Vivaan Khanna.
” Greetings, Pari and Vivaan.” Sona says to Pari and Vivaan. The husband and wife ignore her and enter.
” There’s no need to greet such manhoos people Sona.” Rashi scolds Sona.
” Greetings Rashi, you are looking very beautiful today.” Pari says.
” Hi Pari. You are looking very ugly today.” Rashi laughs.
” Mind your langauge!” Pari shouts.
” This is my house and you are standing under my roof. I can do what I want!” Rashi shouts. ” Now are you here give me a headache?”
” Has not Ahem or Jigar told you? There will be a merger between my company and yours.” Vivaan says.
” They did not tell me this. Jigar!” Rashi shouts. Jigar comes running down the stairs.
” Rashi what happened?” Jigar asks.
” What happened? Let me ask you what is going on in this house? A merger between our company and their company? Paridhi, our business partner? The one who kept me imprisoned for 11 years?” Rashi shouts.
” Rashi, please. We did all to prosper our company. Please try to understand. I never did this to upset you. Me and Ahem did this to increase our profits.” Jigar pleads.
” Ahem made this decision. Where is that man now? Tell me where is he?” Rashi shouts.
” He is in the office with Mansi.” Jigar replies.
” Tell you what Rashi, you make a great Kokila. It is like Kokila’s spirit has possessed you and Gopi’s spirit has possessed Sona’s.” Pari laughs.
” How dare you mention Gopi in this house?” Rashi screams, everyone gets scared. ” That witch destroyed our family and you are mentioning her name on Diwali?”
” Rashi calm down!” Jigar says.
” I am calm!” Rashi shouts.
” Let us come back when Rashi has finished her tantrum!” Pari laughs and leaves with Vivaan.
” Sona! Where is Tolu?” Rashi asks.
” He has taken Krishna out somewhere for a meal.” Sona replies.
” Krishna just arrived yesterday from USA. He needs rest.” Rashi says…
Tolu and Krishna are in the car. ” Dad, I am going to market to get something for Rashi dadi.”
” Ok, be quick. I am off home. I’ll send the driver.” Tolu replies. Krishna arrives in the market, where Durga also is. Krishna sees a thief taking a bag from a woman- Krishna stops the thief. Whilst the thief gets up, he attempts to smack Krishna. Durga comes and holds the stick.
Precap- Meera is married to Sankaar. Meera’s mother in law is Tripti. Meera arrives with the Malik family to the grand Diwali party. On the other hand, Durga is on her way to the Modi mansion.
Credit to: Isaaq