The Next Day
Rakshit is sitting in his cabin. He looks at Drishti’s empty desk from there. He remembers seeing Drishti working at her desk from his cabin. He closes his eyes and places his head on his chair. He rememberes his encounter with Drishti last night. Flashback shows he went through Drishti and stopped realizing it, he tried to place his hand on her shoulder but couldn’t, his hand passed through her body. Drishti holded his hand but he freed it and tries to touch her hand again but his hand passed inside her hand. Drishti said that she is a ghost. Flashback ends. Rakshit open his eyes. His phone rings. He receives the call. Suddenly his face gets strong.
Rakshit: Are you sure?
Rakshit holds the phone a little while longer, then he cuts the call. He seems a little bit tensed. He restlessly waits for something, suddenly a message comes in his phone. Seeing the message his restlessness goes away but he still seems tensed. He stands up and goes towards glass wall. He calls someone.
Rakshit: Come inside my cabin.
He cuts the call. A few minutes later he’s PA enters the cabin, Rakshit is still standing facing the other way.
PA: Ji sir boliye.
Yes sir, tell me.
Rakshit: Ajk liye sare staff ko chuti de dijye. Aur Ms Drishti ko office ane k liye boliye.
Give a day off to all the staff today. And call Ms Drishti in office.
PA: Ms Drishti, sir?
Rakshit turns and looks at him.
Rakshit: Kiyun? Apko koi problem hai?
Why? Do you have any problem?
PA: No sir, wo actually Ms Drishti se contact kar pana thora mushkil hai. Main iske pehle jab bhi unko call kia hai, phone to lag gaya par us taraf se awaj nehi ata, sayad unki phone mein kuch problem hai.
No sir, actually it’s a little hard to contact Ms Drishti. Every time I have called her till now, she received the call but no sound comes from the other side. Maybe something is wrong with her phone.
Rakshit stays silent for some time, he wasn’t expecting a problem like this. Finally he speaks.
Rakshit: Ap phone kark bol dijiye, jisk pas khabar pauchana hai pauch jayega, msg bhi kar dena.
You call and tell her, the news will reach to her, you should msg too.
The PA leaves. Rakshit stays in the same position, standing. He sees the staff leaving, one by one.
Drishti comes at the office, she stops after entering, seeing it’s empty and dark. She slowly moves forward.
Drishti: Hello, koi hai? Aj mujhe office ane k liye bulakar sab log kaha gayab ho gaya? Kahi wo sab mujhe surprise to nehi dena chate? Par aj to mera birthday nehi hai. Chakkar kya hai?
Hello, is anyone here? Where did everyone go after calling me here? Do they want to surprise me? But today isn’t my birthday. What’s going on?
Drishti looks at every direction but couldn’t see anyone, then she looks at Rakshit’s cabin.
Drishti: Rakshit sir k cabin mein check karu kya? Par pura office faka kark wo bewaja cabin mein kiyun baithe rehenge? Jo bhi ho check karne mein problem kya hai. Aur agar ander Rakshit sir ho bhi to bhi koi problem nehi hai. Konsa main unse darti hu. Darna to unko mujhse chaihie, itna bara raaz jo pata chala unko. Kuch nehi hoga Drishti, check kar hi le.
Should I check Rakshit sir’s cabin? But why would he be there in a empty office? Whatever, there is no problem in checking. And if he is really inside even then there is no problem. It’s not like I’m afraid of him or anything. In fact he should be the one to be scared of me, after all he knows such a big secret about me. Nothing will happen Drishti, just go and check.
Drishti opens Rakshit’s cabin door a little and looks at inside, even the cabin is dark. No one is visible inside. Drishti whispers.
Drishti: Hello, Rakshit sir? Koi aur? Koi bhi hai yaha? Nehi hai? Very good. To main wapas ja rahi hu.
Hello? Rakshit sir? Anyone? Is anyone here? No one? Very good. Then I am going.
Drishti thinks there is no one present in the office and smiles. She was standing up properly but suddenly a voice came from behind her that she got scared and turned immediately.
Rakshit: Ye kya kar rahi ho tum?
What are you doing?
Drishti: Main? Nehi main to bas……. Main to apkoi dhoond rahi thi. Mujhe office bulaiya aur pura office aise khali, andhakar karke rakha. Chakkar kya hai?
Me? I was just…… I was looking for you. You called me here and kept this place dark and empty? What’s going on?
Rakshit moves in front of her and opens his cabin door and switches on the light.
Rakshit: Hmm maine bulaiya tumhe, ek jaruri baat karna hai.
Hmm I called you here, I have to discuss something important.
While Rakshit was saying these, behind him Drishti was talking to herself in a low voice.
Drishti: Faltu mein dara dia. Aise achanak se piche se koi awaj deta hai kya?
He scared me for nothing. Why did he call me from behind all of a sudden?
Rakshit turns at her.
Rakshit: Kya bola?
What did you say?
Drishti: Maine? Maine kuch nehi bola. Ap bol rahe the mujhse kuch jaruri baat karna hai, kya baat karna hai?
Me? I didn’t say anything. You were saying you wanted to say something important, what is it?
Rakshit sighs and enters inside. He shows Drishti a chair to sit.
Rakshit: Hmm, bahut jaruri baat karna hai. Isiliye maine pure staff ko aj chutti dia hai.
Hmm, I’ve something very important to discuss with you. That’s why I have given a day off to all the staff.
Drishti starts talking to herself in a low tone while sitting down on the chair.
Drishti: Mujhse baat karna hai isiliye sabko vaga dia? Aisa kya baat karne wale hai? Sayed mera barien mein aur bhi sawal jawab baki rah gaya. Hota hai, jab aisi bari baat pata chalta hai to bahut sare curiosity mann mein ahi jata hai.
He made everyone leave just to talk with me? What does he want to talk about? I think he have more questions about me. It happens, if someone gets to know something big like this, curiosity does come in mind.
Rakshit turns and look at her with a surprised face.
Rakshit: Oh hello, dunia mein sab kuch tumhare barien mein nehi hota hai. Tumhe chodkar bhi dunia mein aur bhi bahut sare cheej hota hai.
Oh hello, everything is not about you always. There is a lot of other things in the world then you.
Drishti: Khud ko to kabhi khud ko chodkar koi aur dikhai nehi deta, aur lecture mujhe de raha hai.
He could never see anyone else before him and now he is giving lecture to me.
Rakshit: Kya kaha?
What did you say?
Drishti: Kuch nehi. Ap kya kehna chate hai saf saf boliye.
Nothing. Just tell me clearly what do you want to say.
Rakshit goes and sits in his chair and looks at her.
Rakshit: Mujhe tumhari job k barein mein baat karna hai. Tumhare liye yaha pe kaam karna kafi mushkil hoga ab.
I want to discuss about your job. It will be hard for you to work here now.
Drishti: Kiyun ki ab ap mere sach jante hai?
Cause you know my truth now?
Rakshit: No, kiyunki kisi aur ko bhi tumpe doubt hai. Yaad hai usdin Riya achanok se behos ho gayi thi? Pata hai uska reason kya hai? Tum.
No, cause there is someone else who have doubts on you. Do you remember that Riya had fallen faint that other day? Do you know the reason for that? You.
What do you mean?
Rakshit: Us din Riya selfie click karne k samay apni camera mein ye notice ki thi ki tum camera pe nehi dekhai de rehi ho. Is wajah se wo darr gayi thi.
That day when Riya was taking selfie she noticed that you are invisible in the camera. That’s why she got scared.
Drishti gets shocked, then she gets scared and looks at Rakshit.
Rakshit: Bilkul sahi samjha hai tumne. Agar kisi karan Riya fer se office na bhi aye, tabbhi tumpe danger hai. Uski dost hai yaha. Riya unlogo ko jarur batayegi ki kya hua tha, in fact sayed all ready bata bhi di hai. Obviously koi uski bat ka ekin nehi karega. Par wo galat hai ye proof karne k liye agar koi tumhari photo click karne aye, tab to sab ko pata chal hi jayega tumhari asliyat.
You got it exactly right. Even if Riya doesn’t join office again, you are still in a great trouble. She has friends here. Riya can tell them about what had happened, in fact she might have already told them. Obviously no one will believe her. But if someone decides to prove her wrong and that’s why tries to take your pictures then your truth will come out before everyone.
Drishti gets even more worried.
Rakshit: Maine cctv footage check kia hai, kisibhi footage main bhi tum nehi dikhai de rahi ho. Agar kisi karan koi footage thik se check kia fer bhi tum problem mein par sakti ho. So ye clear hai ki yaha tumhari liye job karna ab bahut mushkil hai. Isiliye main tumhe ek offer dena chata hu, yaha k jaga koi aur jaga pe job karne ki.
I have checked the cctv footage, you are not visible in any of them. If anyone ever check them carefully you can fall in trouble. So it’s clear that it’s going to be very difficult for you to work here. That’s why I have a offer for you, to work at somewhere else.
Drishti: Kisi aur jaga pe, matlab ap mujhe koi dusra branch mein kaam k liye vejna chate hai? Par main aise kaise shift karu? Yaha meri family hai.
Somewhere else, you mean you want to send me to some other branch for job? But how can I shift just like that? I have my family here.
Rakshit: Main koi branch k barien mein baat nehi kar raha hu. Main apna ghar k barein mein baat kar raha hu.
I’m not talking about any other branch. I’m talking about my house.
Drishti: uhh….. excuse me?
Rakshit: I mean, main chata hu ki tum Pari k caretaker k job le lo.
I mean, I want you to take the job of Pari’s caretaker.
Drishti seems surprised.
Drishti: Wow, main ye expect nehi kar rahi thi. Ap obviously jante hai ki mera yaha k kaam aur Pari ki caretaker k kaam mein bahut farak hai. Par wo alag baat hai. Ap mere barein mein sabkuch jante hue bhi mujhe ye kaam, Pari k responsibility…… I mean kiyun?
Wow, I wasn’t expecting this. You obviously know that the job I do here and the job of Pari’s caretaker is completely two different thing. But that’s another topic. Even after knowing everything about me you want to give me this job, Pari’s responsibility…… I mean why?
Rakshit: Tumhare pas shaktiya hai na?
You have powers, right?
Drishti: Yeah. Uska kya?
Yeah. What about it?
Rakshit: Kitna hai?
Drishti: Kitna hai matlab kya? Ye koi saman thori hai ki main iska weight karu? Bahut hai, I mean I’m really powerfull.
What do you mean by how much? Is this a thing that I should take weight? I have a lot, I mean I’m really powerfull.
Rakshit: Kisiki jaan bacha sakti ho?
Can you save someone’s life?
Drishti opens her mouth to answer but couldn’t give any.
Rakshit: Agar maan lo ek bar pher us din k tarah koi accident horaha hai tumhari ankho k samne, kya tum apni power se accident hone se rokh sakti ho?
Just imagine if there is going to be another accident like that day before your eyes, can you stop it to happen with your power?
Drishti: Sayed. Par ap aise sawal kiyun puch rahe hai?
Maybe. But why are you asking such questions?
Rakshit: Drishti mera sayed se kaam nehi chalega. Kar sakti ho ya nehi?
Drishti I can’t work with a maybe. Can you do it or not?
Drishti: Haa kar sakti hu. Agar kisike jaan ka sawal hai to apni pure shaktiyon se sab kuch kark main use bachaungi. Par ap ye sawal kiyun puch rahe hai? Pari k caretaker ki job k sath ye sab ka kya connections hai?
Yes I can do it. If it’s a question of someone’s life then I’ll do everything possible with all my power to save that person. But why are you asking this question? What’s the connection between Pari’s caretaker job and these things?
At first Rakshit doesn’t say anything, he looks at Pari’s photo on his desk. Then he looks at Drishti.
Rakshit: Us din jo accident hua tha, uss mein mere car k break fail nehi hua tha, break fail karaya gaya tha. Kisine jan bujhke car k mechanism mein cherkhani kiya tha. Sabko pata tha ki usdin us samay mein usi car mein Pari k sath bahar jane wala hu.
That day the car didn’t break failled just like that, it was someon’s conspiracy. Someone had cut the wire so the car had a break fail. Everyone knew that I was going outside with Pari in that car that day that time.
Drishti: Par iska matlab ye hua ki koi apke jaan k……..
But this means someone is after your life……..
Rakshit: Iske wala bhi kuch aur ghatana bhi ghate hai jiske basis pe main ye nirnay per paucha hu ki koi Pari ko marna chata hai.
There have been some other incidents besides this one based one which I believe that someone wants to kill Pari.
Drishti: Rakshit sir ap ye kya kah rahe hai. Pari to ek masum si pyara si choti bacchi hai. Koi uski jaan kiyun lena chahegi? Motive kya ho sakte hai iske piche? Apko jarur koi galat faimy hui hai.
Rakshit sir what are you saying. Pari is an inocent cute little girl. Why would anyone try to kill her? What could be the motive behind this? You must have some misunderstandings.
Rakshit stands up and goes to a side. Drishti looks at him.
Rakshit: Motive hai, bahut bara motive hai.
There is a motive, a big one.
Drishti stands up.
Drishti: Kaisa motive?
Rakshit: Ye jo tum dekh rahi ho, ye company, hamare ghar, property ye sab kuch Pari k naam hai.
Everything you are seeing here, this company, our house, property everything is in Pari’s name.
Drishti: Okey, to Pari ko agar kuch ho jai to pher sab kuch kisko milega? Wahi apka culprit hai.
Okey, then who will get everything if something happens to Pari? That person is your culprit.
Rakshit: Agar Pari ko kuch hua to property mera ho jayga.
If something happens to Pari then the property will be mine.
Drishti: Wha……main kuch samjhi nehi.
Wha…..I didn’t understand anything.
Rakshit: Pari mera bhai k beti hai.
Pari is my brother’s daughter.
Rakshit takes a photo frame from a side and comes to Drishti, he gives her the photo. Drishit looks at the photo, there is a smiling man and woman.
Rakshit: Ye mera bara bhai Kunal and uske wife Mauli hai. Pari k parents.
This my elder brother Kunal and his wife Mauli. Pari’s parents.
Drishti looks at Rakshit with a question look.
Rakshit: Ye ab iss duniya mein nehi hai. Pari tab bahut choti thi, usko kuch yaad nehi hai, ek car accident mein dono ka maut ho gaya tha, par Pari bach gayi thi. Par ab mujhe aisa lagne laga hai ki sayed wo bhi koi accident nehi, shariyantra tha.
They are not alive. Pari was very little then, she doesn’t remember anything, they died in a car accident, but Pari survived. But now I think even that was no accident, in fact a conspiracy.
Drishti: I know ye apke personal bat hai par pher bhi, kya ap mujhe apki family history thori detail mein batayenge?
I know this is your personal matter but still, will you tell me your family history in details?
Rakshit takes the photo frame from Drishti’s hand and looks at it for sometime. He sighs.
Rakshit: Kunal mom k decesion k khilaf jake Mauli vabi se shadi ki thi. Isiliye mom ne use ghar se nikal di thi. Wo dono fer yaha ake apna ghar basaia. Kunal ne akele ye pura company khara kia. Mera baat hota tha usse, par mom kabhi baat nehi karti thi. Use bahut dukh hota tha, mom ko bhi hoti thi. Fer Pari hui, tab jake mom ka gussa thandi hui, wo apni poti ko dekhna chati thi. Wo tino ghar aneke liye arahe the, par rastein mein wo accident….. Hamein accident k khabar hotei hum sab hospital gaye. Wahi par hum Pari se mile. Aur jab pahli bar maine Pari ko goad me liya, tabhi ye faisala liya ki main uski sare jimmedari lunga, wo kabhi bhi apni mom dad ko miss nehi karega. Pari ko ab yahi pata hai ki main uski Papa hu, Kunal aur Mauli bhabhi k baein mein use kuch nehi pata.
Kunal married Mauli bhai without mom’s consent. That’s why she ousted them from our home. After that they came here and setteled down. Kunal alone made this company. I used to talk with him, but mom never did. He used to be very sad for this, mom too. Then Pari came, and mom forgot all her anger with them, she wanted to see her grand daughter. Three of them was coming for our house that’s when the accident……… As soon as we got to know about the accident we all rushed at the hospital. There we met Pari. And when the first time I took Pari in my hand, I decided right then that I’ll take care of her, she will never miss her parents. Pari now knows that I’m her father, she doesn’t know anything about Kunal and Mauli bhabi.
Rakshit wipes a single drop of tear from his eyes and turns his back towards Drishti so that she couldn’t see him. Drishti looks at him with pain in her eyes. She moves towards him, forwards her hand to place at his shoulder but stops. She looks at her hand and then takes a few steps back. Rakshit is very much emotional. He maitains his calm and continues.
Rakshit: Uske baad hum Pari ko ghar leke gaye, fer pata chala Kunal k company jo yaha hai uske barein mein, tab hum sab yaha shift hue. Kunal k ghar mein rehne lage aur main uski company ko handle kar raha hu tabse.
After that we took Pari in our home, later we got to know about Kunal’s company which is here, then we all shifted here. We started staying at Kunal’s house and I took care of this company from then.
Rakshit then turns at Drishti and then goes and sits in his chair.
Rakshit: To tumhe jo bhi janna tha jan liya.
Then now you know what you wanted to know.
Drishti: Sorry sir, maine purane baat yaad karak apko dukhi kar dia. Kisi apno ka khone ka gaam kya hota hai wo to main nehi janti par thora feel jarur kar sakti hu, jab main apni ghar walo ko dekhti hu aur soch ti hu ki sacchai janne k baad un pe kya gujrega.
Sorry sir, I have refreshed your old wounds. I don’t know the pain of losing someone close but I sure can feel a little, when I see my family members and thinks what will they go through when they will know the truth.
Rakshit stays silent. Drishti start talking in a different tone to change the topic.
Drishti: Rakshit sir apne abhi bhi ye clear nehi kiya ki mujhe karna kya hai.
Rakshit sir you still haven’t cleared what do I have to do exactly.
Rakshit: Main tumhe Pari k safety k liye appoint karna chati hu. Baas naam k liye tum caretaker hoge par uske safety tumhari prioroty hogi.
I want to appoint you for Pari’s safety. You will be a caretaker for namesake but her safety will be your main prioroty.
Drishti: Par sir main hi kiyun?
But sir why me?
Rakshit: Kya? Main kya ab tareef karu tumhara is sawal k jawab mein?
What? Am I supposed to praise you to answer this question?
Drishti smiles cutely.
Drishti: Kar lijiye, mujhe koi problem nehi hai.
Go ahead, I don’t have any problems.
Rakshit gives a give up expression.
Rakshit: Pari k safety k liye uske aspas main body guard rak sakta tha par body guard se wo darr sakti hai, body guards uski normal daily routine mein trouble bhi create kar sakta hai jo uske liye sahi nehi hoga. Aur koi caretaker uski hifajat thik se nehi kar payega. Eisi situation mein mujhe jarurat hai aisa kisika jo Pari ko pyar se rakhe, uski har choti bari cheej ka kheyal rakhe aur har situation mein usko protect bhi karein. Aur is moment mein tumse accha mere pas aur koi option nehi hai is kaam k liye. Bas kuch hi dino k baat hai. Maine detectives fit kia hai. Tum udhar Pari ko samval logi aur main idhar is ghatiya plan k piche kaun hai uske barein mein pata lagaungi. Ek bar agar wo mere hat mein lag gaya to uska bura waqt suru. Kya tumhe ye job manjur hai?
For Pari’s safety I could have keep some body guards but she could get scared by them, body guards can hamper her daily routine which can be very bad for her. And no caretaker can protect her properly. In this situation I need someone who can take care of Pari with love, take care of her every need and can protect her in every situation. And you are my best option for that for now. It will be temporary. I have appointed some detectives. On hand you will keep Pari safe, on the other hand I will find out who is the mastermind behind this cruel plan. The day I get my hand on him his bad time will start. Will you take this job?
Drishti: Main ye job lungi, par ek shart hai meri.
I’ll take this job, but I have a condition.
Rakshit: Kaisa shart?
What type of condition?
Drishti: Ap mera bolne pe ban nehi laga sakte hai.
You can not ban me to talk.
Rakshit stands up and goes towards the door. He stops before leaving and turns a little towards Drishti.
Rakshit: Kal subha apni “scooty” pe a jana Shergil House. Mera ghar walo se bhi tab hi mil lena.
Come to Shergil House tomorrow morning on your “scooty”. You can meet my family members then.
Rakshit leaves the room. Drishti smiles.
Next: Drishti comes at Shergil House and meets the family members.