Ishana-Omkara-Gauri: Why only us? – Shot 3
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Gauri goes to Rudra’s room, he was busy doing exercise, and Rudra sees Gauri standing near the door,
Rudra: Arre Bhabhi, why are you standing there, please come in.
Gauri: Rudy Bhaiya, I need your help.
Rudra: What happened Bhabhi? Everything Ok, O again scolded you for something.
Gauri: No, Omkara ji didn’t say anything, if I ask you something, will you tell me with honesty?
Rudra: Haa, Bhabhi, you ask anything, your devar will answer.
Gauri: What is the connection between Omkara ji and Ishana?
Rudra looked at Gauri in surprise,
Rudra: Bhabhi, how do you know her?
Gauri: Actually, today we met her and Omkara ji said sorry to her and both of them had tears in their eyes, what had happened between them?
Rudra: Bhabhi, actually……. (He tells how Ishana tried to con Om, how Om found out her truth, how he confronted her and how she left them) but Bhabhi, after few days, we got to know about the goons who were blackmailing her for money, O felt bad that he didn’t give her a chance to explain herself, so he was really upset with himself and he turned himself to SSO version 2.0
Gauri: Thank you Rudy Bhaiya but please don’t tell Omkara ji that I asked you all this, otherwise he’ll again get angry with me.
Rudra: Don’t worry Bhabhi, I’ll not tell, but what will you do now? I am sure you asked that means you have thought something.
Gauri: I don’t know what I’ll do but I’ll definitely do something.
Rudra (thinking): I hope Gauri Bhabhi will do something that brings our old O back, that shayaribaaz, artist Om. The one whose philosophies no one can understand, the one who listens to his heart, the one who looks at the bright side of the world and the one who is been missing from months.
The next day,
Om was busy working on a statue when he felt someone’s presence and looked up,
Omkara: Why I felt as if Ishana….no it’s just my mind playing games with me.
Ishana comes there,
Before Ishana could complete, Om looked up at her and both have an intense eye-lock, both were completely lost in each other’s eyes. They forgot the outside world and were just looking into each other’s eyes. They didn’t speak a word but their eyes spoke a million things. Ishana was the first one to come out of the trance,
Her voice brought Om out of the magical world,
Omkara: You, here…
Ishana: Actually after meeting you accidently yesterday, I couldn’t stop myself from talking to you. I am sorry if I hurt you by coming here, I will leave if you don’t want to talk.
She turned to go but Om held her hand, she looked at him and they share an eye-lock,
“Jo na keh sake tum
Jo na keh sake hum
Kehne lagi dono se woh
Saathiya Saathiya”………..plays in background
Ishana freed her hand from Om’s grip,
Ishana: You shouldn’t hold my hand like this always, you are married and we both should know the limits of our relation.
Om looked at her in surprise,
Omkara: I know I have married Gauri but we both know that our relationship has no destination, she is there only because my family wants her to stay with me but if you ask me that is just a name sake relation.
Ishana: No relation is a name sake relation, every relationship has some emotions attached to it. I find it strange that the person who used to value all relations so much is saying this to me.
Om looked at her in surprise, this girl always left him speechless,
Ishana: So how are you? How is everybody at home, I hope Shivaay and Rudra don’t dislike me anymore.
Omkara: Everybody is fine, looks like only I have changed.
Ishana: If you would have changed, you wouldn’t be talking to me after knowing my truth. Even today I feel like I am talking to the same Om, but something is different.
Ishana: Earlier I had put a mask on my face to hide my real self and now you are wearing a fake mask to show that you are fine.
Omkara: Someone once told me, to live we have to put a mask on our face sometimes.
They both smiled at each other, remembering their talks, how they used to share each other’s problems and give each other strength to fight those problems.
Ishana: You are my inspiration Om, you have made me realize my mistakes, you showed me that how wrong a path I was following, you made me realize that I am wrong, really Om thanks for coming in my life.
Omkara: No, I should thank you for coming in my life, you made me realize that the world is not just about truth and lie, but sometimes situations demand us to behave in certain manner.
Om was reminded of Gauri, he now understood why she lied to him, why she stayed as Chulbul with him, and he could now understand that life is not just about following truth but is also about making the truth come out. He felt sorry for Gauri, how wrongly had he understood her, she always did everything for him and his family and he could only be rude with her.
Ishana: Om…. (She clicked her fingers to bring him back to reality) Where are you lost?
Ishana: You were thinking about Gauri, right? (Om looked at her in surprise) Now please don’t say no, I know it.
Omkara: You always know what I think, but you are not understanding one thing.
Ishana realized what Om meant and she knew how serious the matter could get,
Ishana: Om, you know that can never happen, you are Gauri’s husband and I don’t wish to come between you both.
Omkara: But Ishana, even Gauri knows I don’t love her, she knows this relation has no meaning, then why are you doing this? I really lo….
Ishana: Please Om, don’t say that again. I should leave now, it’s getting late.
Omkara: But Ishana….
Before Om could stop her, she left.
But they both didn’t knew that even Gauri was present there, she overheard their convo,
Gauri also left the place.
Omkara was standing there,
“USKE DIL MEIN THODI SI JAGAH MANGI THI MUSAFIRON KI TARAH,
USNE TANHAYION KA EK SHAKAR MERE NAAM KAR DIYA”
Omkara (thinking): Why can’t I get one happiness in life, why does every person I need so much leave me like this, when I needed my father’s protecting hand he left me, when I wished my mother to hold my hand, she preferred holding wine bottles, and today when I need her to hold my hand she also left me…….I am meant to be left alone…..I know Shivaay and Rudra will never leave me but even they have restrictions……..why always I have to suffer like this……why can’t I get her…..why Ishana you are doing this to me…….Ishana, I have truly loved you and till my last breathe it will be only you and you….
“GHAR BANA KAR MERE DIL MEIN WOH CHOD GAYA,
NA KHUD REHTA HAI NA KISI AUR KO BASNE DETA HAI”
He sat down crying.
Ishana was sitting near a tree, tears flowing from her eyes,
Ishana (thinking): I am sorry Om, I can never be a part of your life, because that place only belongs to Gauri and one day you will also realize it. I don’t know how she came into your life but if she has come that means she has to stay…..you may think that I don’t love you enough but sometimes true love is in letting it go…..hamari kahani khuda ne bhi adhuri hi likhi hogi, to hum ise kaise pura kar sakte hai………Om, we are never meant to be together and I hope you’ll realize it soon……but one thing is for sure……..I have truly loved you and till my last breathe it will be only you and you……
“INTEZAAR KI AARZOO AB KHO GAYI HAI,
KHAMOSHIYON KI AADAT HO GAYI HAI,
NA SHIKWA RAHA, NA SHIKAYAT KISI SE,
AGAR HAI TOH EK MOHABBAT
JO IN TANHAYION SE HO GAYI HAI”
Ishana sat down crying.
Gauri was walking alone on the road, tears her only companion,
Gauri (thinking): Why Shankar ji, you brought Omkara ji in my life, why…I was better before on my own, why did you give me something which was never mine…..Omkara ji is only made for Ishana and he will always be hers……….I was never a part of his life and never will be……he truly loves her…I know it and even you know that…..why are giving so much pain to all three of us….it was better if he didn’t save me that day, I would have died with peace, which is better than living with the burden that because of me…..two lovers couldn’t be one….why God…why……but one thing is true…..I have truly loved him and till my last breathe it will be only him and him……..
“KHAYAL MEIN AATA HAI JAB USKA CHEHRA,
TO LABON PE AKSAR FARYAAD AATI HAI,
HUM BHOOL JATE HAI USKE SARE SITAM,
JAB USKI THODI SI MOHABBAT YAAD AATI HAI”
She sits down crying.
The rain drenched them completely, in the rain their tears could hide but their pain couldn’t. No comfort of the world could make these three hearts beat as lively as they earlier were, “Sahi kaha hai kisine, pyaar karna aasan hota hain, mushkil hota hai use bhulana……Pyaar to in teeno ne kar liya par nibhana aur bhulana inse hani ho paya”. Love brings happiness like never before but also gives you sorrows like never before.
“BADE AJEEB SE IS DUNIYA KE MELE HAI,
YU TO DIKHTI BHID HAI, PAR PHIR BHI SAB AKELE HAI”
PRECAP: Will true love unite?
So guys only one more shot to go, I hope you all loved my work. Some of you asked about who will unite in the end, Ishkara or Gaukara, about that I have thought already but if you want you can suggest, then I may change it. I am really sorry if I have hurt any Ishkara or Gaukara fans, please guys this isn’t meant to make anyone feel bad, I just wrote what I felt.
The next part will be uploaded on Monday as I am going out of town tomorrow. Also I wish to share a great news with all of you, finally dream come true. I got admission to India’s no. 1 architecture college, Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai, really happy and excited.