Days pass by… and Abhimanyu had to leave for Udaipur as he gets ana emergency call from the hospital. He sadly bids farewell to Akshara and leaves.
On Akshara’s birthday, Midnight:
Akshara is missing Abhimanyu and the Goenkas. Just then, she gets Abhi’s call….
Akshara: (worried) Abhi! Why did you call meat this time of night??? Is everything fine???
Abhi: (sings) Happy Birthday to you…My dear Akshu….!
Akshara: (happily) You remember???
Abhi: Of course Akshu! There is no such thing about you I can ever forget! And I’m sorry that I’m not with you on this special day… I wanted to come but tomorrow, there is an important surgery so…
Akshara: No Abhi! I understand… Birthdays can be celebrated every year but life, if once gone will not come back….(remembers Sirat’s death)
Abhi: (concerned) Missing your mother?
Akshara: More than ever!
Abhi: Just calm down Akshu! Everything’s gonna be fine! As long as we are together, you don’t need to worry about anything! (diverting the topic) By the way, I’ve a surprise for you…. a special gift for my special one…
Akshara: (excited)What is it? Tell me!!!!
Abhi: No! Not now! Not like this! As soon as I complete my work, I will come to you and give it to you with my own hands… so please wait… for my sake….
Akshara: (reluctantly) Oka fine… I’ll be waiting for you…
Abhi: That’s like my Akshu!!! Ok goodnight…. Love you so much!!!
Akshara: Good night! Love you more!!!
They go to bed smiling and thinking about each other….
Next day morning, 8:00 am,
Akshara gets ready to go to the hospital… She comes to the dining table to have breakfast…
Vijay and Asha: Happy b’day Sona beta!!!God bless you with all the happiness of this world!!!
Akshara: Thank you Mumma Papa…. (hugs them)
Vijay: Sona! Are you going to the hospital?
Akshara: Yes Papa!
Asha: Can you take a day off???
Akshara: Why Mumma? Everything’s ok???
Vijay: Yes beta! Everything is perfectly alright…. Actually, it’s gonna be much better now!
Akshara: How so?
Asha: A special guest is going to come just for you..! This is your b’day gift!!!
Akshara: Oh!!! Yeah I can take a leave. But who is this “special” guest of yours?
Vijay & Asha: You’ll see for yourself…( give a knowing look to each other)
Vijay & Asha are in their office, discussing about the project…
Vijay: Kairav is a very talented young man! He not only made the project plan but also made sure not to suffer any loss. Right Asha?
Asha: Yes Vijay! But did you notice… his name is Kairav Goenka…. Our Sona’s Family are also the Goenkas right?? Maybe…
Vijay: Oh! I didn’t notice it Asha! Ok… Let me check their profile online…
They search ‘Goenka Indrustries’. They get all the details and match it to Akshara’s information and find out that Kairav is Akshara’s brother!
They meet Kairav and discuss all the discoveries and invite him over in Akshara’s b’day….
Vijay asks Akshara to open the door…. As she opens, she sees Kairav standing there with lots of gifts in his hands…. She, unknown of his identity, welcomes him warmly.
Vijay: Sona! He is our new business partner and today’s special guest…
Akshara: Hello! I’m Dr. Sonakshi Singh Rathod….
Kairav: (shaking her hand) Hi!! I’m Kairav… Kairav Goenka….
Akshara stands shell shocked on hearing that name… Her mind gets flooded with memories from childhood…
Kairav: (teary-eyed) Akshu! Akshu….
Akshara: ( also teary-eyed) Kairav Bhaiya!!!
She hugs him tightly. ( Son chiraya song plays)
Kairav: Where were you Akshu? 15 years? Didn’t you remember any of us?? (cries)
Akshara: Sorry Bhaiya!!! I’m really sorry!!! I missed you all so much….(sobs)
Vijay and Asha watch them bonding, teary-eyed. They also hug both of them…
Kairav and others sit…. Akshara happily feeds Kairav with her own hands…
Akshara: Thank you Mumma Paapa! This is the best gift I could have ever wished for! Thank you! (hugs Kairav)
Kairav: Shall we go home Akshu?
Akshara: (sadly) Bhaiya! I would love to… but Aaru…
Kairav: You don’t know anything Akshu…. After you went missing, everyone were upset including Aaru… She regretted for blaming you at no fault of yours…. That’s why, after her secondary education, she resolved not to come back home until you come…!
Akshara: Really Bhaiya??? Now Aaru doesn’t blame me for Sirat mumma’s death???
Kairav nods… Akshara’s happiness knows no bounds… But she sees Vijay and Asha…
Akshara: But Mumma and Papa?
Vijay: Sona! I don’t have any problem with this…. and Asha???
Asha doesn’t speak a word and goes into her room…
Akshara: If Mumma doesn’t want this, then I won’t go….
Asha: You will!!!
She comes there with some packed suitcases…
Asha: These are your clothes and some of your essentials… I packed these yesterday itself….
Akshara gets emotional and hugs Vijay and Asha….
Vijay & Asha: Don’t forget us…. Ok???
Akshara: Never!!! I’ll miss you both!!!!
Kairav and Akshara leave for Udaipur….
Afternoon 2:00 pm, Udaipur, Goenka House:
Kairav and Akshara reach there. Akshara stands at the gate, looking at her home. She gets nostalgic.
Kairav: Did you miss this view???
Akshara: A lot!
Kairav: Let’s go inside…
Akshara steps inside the house… (Aayo jeevanna saath padaaro maare aangana…. bgm plays)
Kairav calls out everybody… Everyone gather in the hall… Daadi, on seeing Kairav, hugs him.
Daadi: (pulling his ear) Where were you? You went saying 2 days and returned after 2 weeks? Ha?
Kairav: (winces in pain) Ouch! Pardaadi! Sorry! Ok! leave this matter… Look who has come to meet you….
All look at Akshara but do not recognise her…
Pardadi: (comes to her) Who are you beta?
Akshara: (emotionally) Mimmi….!
Daadi: Akshu? You are my Akshu… right? She only calls me with that name…
Akshara nods… Everybody gets shocked and look at Kairav…. he nods ‘yes’.
All of them surround Akshara except Manish…. They all hug her warmly one by one… Akshara sees Manish getting emotional and goes to him…
Manish: No! Don’t come near me until you give me a reason for your actions?
Akshara: Badepapa! You know right? Aaru…
Manish: (angrily) Wow beta! Today, you made it clear that only Aaru and her happiness matters for you… and we? We and our emotions are nothing for you right???( turns away)
Akshara: Sorry Badepapa! Don’t be angry please! (makes a puppy face)
Manish: No! Don’t talk to me… Go away!
Akshara: If you say so, then I’ll go back to Mumbai….far from you…
Manish: Where will you go? Ha? You’re not going anywhere… Now I’ll hug you in such a way that you’ll not be able to go anywhere… Come here…( hugs her tightly)
Everyone gets emotional seeing them bond…. Episode ENDS.
Precap: Akshu in Abhi’s cabin…. Their cute nok- jhok…. Abhi’s surprise for Akshu….