Archana is outside. She thinks to herself, I did not get to meet Manav, I think I have lost him again and this was the time to get to know about him, I have lost that chance as well. Archana is remembering the moments she had spent with Manav. Archana remembers when she had seen Manav at the office and she remembers telling the airport official that her husband was inside the airport and she has to see him and he had told her that the flight to Canada had already left. Archana remembers when Manav was holding his two daughters when they were babies. Archana thinks, I don’t know how I will get to know about my daughters, why is my destiny doing this to me, why?
Purvi is at her house. Purvi is trying to clean the fan and Sulochana is telling Purvi to clean the fan by sweeping it. Sulochana says that she can’t clean the fan all the time.
Purvi: aaji, did you talk to aai?
Sulochana: I tried a lot but it was to no use and you know your mother, she never says what goes on in her heart.
Purvi: You are right, but I have not seen aai like this before. She is acting so strange.
Sulochana: I don’t understand why she doesn’t tell us what goes on in her heart, she just comes to me sadly and starts crying.
Purvi: aaji, I think you are worrying for no reason, I think aai got in a little argument with the new boss from Canada. Don’t worry, I will talk to her. Archana comes in the house.
Sulochana: Where had you gone?
Archana: aai, forget all that, I got Pani Puri, I was very hungry. Purvi, you set up the Pani Puri and I will quickly go and get fresh. Archana goes to her room.
Sulochana: It is amazing, we were thinking something and she is saying something else. It’s good that she is back to normal and on top of that she got Pani Puri, come inside and help me, we will make Pani Puri.
Karanjkar House in the bedroom
Archana is in her bedroom. She closes her bedroom door. Archana thinks to herself, I hid my true feelings again but I don’t have any other choice. My past will never be mine again, and I can’t ruin my daughter’s life just for my past, I will need to hide what happened between me and Manav from aai and Purvi in any situation. Purvi knocks on the door and tells her mother to get out as aaji is not being nice to her. Archana comes out of the bedroom.
Purvi is sitting down at the table and Sulochana is cooking in the kitchen.
Archana: Purvi, what happened? Tell me.
Purvi: aai, what does aaji think of herself? How can she talk to me like this? Forget it, I don’t want to tell this to anyone but yes, today aaji has hurt me a lot. Sulochana is in the kitchen and she looks confused.
Archana: At least tell me what happened Purvi.
Purvi: Nothing aai, I can’t tell you. This is a matter between me and aaji.
Archana: Look Purvi dear, please tell me what happened. Are you going to hide something from your mother, until you don’t tell me I won’t be at peace, tell me.
Purvi: What do I do aai? I am your daughter.
Archana: What do you mean?
Purvi: I mean that you also hide what goes in your heart from me. What do you think aai, that if you are happy in front of me then I won’t know? Look aai, I know that something happened to you in the office which you are hiding from me and aaji.
Archana: Purvi, it is not like that, I am honest.
Purvi: If it is not like that then where did you go so urgently without telling us? And aai, what is this fake laughing and bringing in Pani Puri and acting over casual in front of us? Aai, I am your daughter, I understand everything. I know when you are sad and when you are happy. Archana thinks to herself, really, Purvi is much more than my own daughter, she can understand my pain without me telling her, how?
Archana: Purvi, I.
Purvi: Tell me what happened.
Archana: You are right, something has happened but honestly, the matter is not that important and it won’t matter if I tell you or not so I decided not to tell you and aai to trouble you guys. And tell me one thing, who else is there besides you who I can share my experiences with, is there anyone and do you think that I can hide anything from you? I am fine, ok, leave all this and we will eat Pani Puri. Aai, bring the Pani Puri.
Purvi: aai, are you really not hiding anything from me?
Archana: Yes, I promise. Sulochana brings over the Pani Puri.
Sulochana: The Pani Puri is ready. Sulochana sits down and feeds Purvi a bite of Pani Puri.
Savita, Ovi and Teju are at their house. Teju is playing a tennis game. Teju also has Savita play the game.
Savita: I don’t understand your game, the games in India were good. Savita shows Teju how to play one of the games they did in India. Savita raises her foot up and walks around, she teaches Teju how to do this as well. Manav comes in the house. Ovi and Teju are very happy to see their father.
Teju: aaji, baba has come. Ovi and Teju run up to hug their father. Manav is looking upset. Savita smiles and she notices the expression on Manav’s face and stops smiling.
Teju: Did you bring us a gift from India?
Manav: Sorry dear but I could not anything for you guys this time. It was so late after I got done with my work that I had no time to shop.
Ovi: baba, this is the first time that you have not had time to shop for us.
Teju: Exactly. Manav tells the maid to bring in his suitcase.
Manav: aai, I have some important work to get done, I will go to the office.
Savita: You just came, it was such a long travel. Sit down and take some rest and go later on.
Manav: aai, I am perfectly ok. I will get done my work at the office and then come home and rest. Manav leaves.
Teju: Ok, back to the game. Ovi and Teju begin playing the tennis game. Savita thinks to herself, why is Manav so worried, something has happened in India. If I ask Manav, then he will not answer me. Oh Savita, you will need to find out everything by your own way.
Vinod’s house in the bedroom
Punni is in her bedroom eating something. Rasika comes in the bedroom and sits down on the bed with Punni.
Rasika: Punni dear, what your mother said to you, I mean, why did you do this? Your parents have raised you with very good values. They never let anything bad happen to you so then why did you do this?
Punni: aaji, what parents are you talking about and what values? They were the ones who threw their mother out of the house. Until today, I have only seen my mother fight so this is what I learned from her. Children follow what their parents do, so how can she expect me to be good? Aai told me that money is the only important thing and I learned that from her, what is wrong if I dream of the same things like my mother? Rasika is looking worried. Punni thinks to herself, I have made aaji understand my point of view, now aaji will take care of my parents. My mother’s weakness is her mother and I will make that weakness be my strength. Punni smiles.
At the office
Manav and Arjun are at their office.
Arjun: Why did you cancel the deal?
Manav: I looked at the position of that company and I don’t think it will be good if I accept the deal, we should end the matter here.
Arjun: Uncle, you can’t do this to me. Uncle, you know that this was my dream project and I want to complete it in any situation. Uncle, it will be good for you, I and the business if we invest in that deal and you are still not accepting?
Manav: Yes, because I am your senior, I know more than you do and when I say that there will be no deal then I mean that there will be no deal, and that’s final. DK comes in the office.
Arjun: Uncle please. Manav is about to leave the office when DK comes in the office.
DK: Manav. Manav sees DK and leaves.
DK: What happened to him?
Arjun: I don’t know what is wrong with him dad, he has canceled our India deal.
DK: Did he cancel it, why?
Arjun: I don’t know and now he is taking out all his frustrations on me..
DK: What kind of frustration?
Arjun: Because I rejected marrying his daughter, that’s it.
Arjun: Dad, I thought of him as my idol but now I think I was wrong, I did not know that people could be made of dirt.
DK: Oh shut up. How dare you say this kind of stuff Arjun. Manav is a very good friend of mine.
Arjun: But dad?
DK: Listen to me, I know Manav longer than since when you were born and I know very well that he does not put emotions in his business.
Arjun: I’m really sorry dad, I know that Manav uncle is a very good friend of yours but dad, my deal is as much important to me as your friend is important to you. Dad, I left a big deal in New York so I could prove to make this non profitable organization be a profitable one but now everything is over and everything is finished dad. Arjun leaves the office.
Manav is at his office. Manav is remembering at the office in India when Purvi was saying to Archana, aai tell me what has happened, aai. DK comes in the office.
DK: You may not have told Arjun this, but I want to know myself, why did you cancel the India deal? Manav stands up.
Manav: She has moved on in her life sir.
DK: Who is she?
Manav: Archana. Archana has moved on in her life, she has gotten married again. She also has a daughter.
DK: One minute. How does this business deal have to do with Archana? Manav looks sad.
Manav: Archana works in that company sir.
DK: So what was the problem? You should have terminated Archana from the company.
Manav: I was not able to do that sir and maybe I will never be able to do that. She had stood in front of me sir. If I wanted to, I would have terminated her from the job but. Manav is not ale to say anything more.
DK: But you were not able to do that, but you hate Archana though right? Is it troubling you that Archana is moving on in her life?
Manav: I am not troubled and I still hate her as much as I did yesterday. It doesn’t matter to me what she does in her life.
DK: It doesn’t look like it when I look at you. Manav, if Archana doesn’t mean anything to you then why did you not terminate her from the company? Why did you cancel the India deal? Did you ever think once about my son and how you are putting his career at risk. It’s only fair that I ask you this, isn’t it? Manav, if Archana is moving on in her life then what is the problem in that? You are moving on in your life as well and you said that you would not look back. Stop fighting, you can make the world crazy but not yourself. You know very well that you love Archana a lot, you love her. It’s an attraction, it’s a pull, just like gravity. Manav, you can’t defy that. Manav is looking worried.
Karanjkar House in the bedroom
Archana is in her bedroom. She is looking at the album with photos of Ovi and Teju. Archana says, was it Manav’s phone number that Purvi had called that day? Archana is very happy and she is about to call them. Archana says, but I promised Manav that I would not interfere in his life. If I call him, he will be very mad and he will lecture me but I will listen to it, I will listen to it for my children. Until today, I have wanted to know about Ovi and Teju, where they are and how they are and when I get to know about my children I will listen to what Manav says. I will call Manav. Archana looks at the paper and is about to call Manav. Archana says, what if aai picks up the phone. Archana says I will still try calling, if someone else picks up the phone then I will hang up. Archana calls Manav’s house.
The home phone rings. Ovi is the one closest to the phone and she hears it ringing. Ovi picks up the phone.
Ovi: Hello. Archana does not say anything.
Ovi: Can you hear me, hello.
Manav is in the other room. He is looking on the paper for Archana’s phone number. Manav is about to call Archana when he thinks to himself, why am I calling her, what relation does she have with me? Even if I do call her then what will I say to her, I don’t even know if she will want to talk to me or not.
Archana: Hello, who are you?
Ovi: Ovi Deshmukh. Archana smiles.
Ovi: Who do you need to talk to?
Ovi: Excuse me, it is not Manav, refer to him as Mr. Manav Deshmukh, do you not know who he is? Archana smiles.
Archana: Sorry. Manav is in the other room trying to call Archana on his cell phone but the message tells him that the number he is calling is in use right now.
Archana: Can I talk to Mr. Manav Deshmukh?
Ovi: No, he is sleeping right now, he just came back from such a long journey. Anyway, you can tell me what you needed to tell him, I am his favorite.
Archana: Can I say something, you are very lovely.
Ovi: You are right but how do you know that, have you seen me before?
Archana: Yes, when you were very little then I saw you.
Ovi: That is possible, there are lots of people who know me but I don’t know them. Leave all this, what do you need? Manav is in the other room and he has given up trying to call Archana.
Archana to Ovi: Can I talk to Mr. Manav Deshmukh’s wife? Can I talk to your mother?
Ovi: Excuse me, who the heck are you? Why do you want to talk to that woman. Let me tell you, for your information, she has died 18 years ago. Teju comes downstairs.
Ovi: And if you ever want to talk to her than it will not be good. Archana is shocked and she puts her hand on her mouth.
Teju: Hey Barbie doll, who is it, who are you yelling at so much?
Ovi: Teju look, someone wants to talk to our mother, you make her understand in your way.
Teju: Hello, hello, no answer, I think she got scared by my voice, forget it. Teju hangs up the phone.
Archana is crying. The screen splits in two. Archana is on the left side crying in her bedroom and Manav is at his house sitting down very sadly.
Precap: Manav and Savita are at their house. Savita says to Manav, dear, these days, we are getting a lot of blank calls. Savita says I don’t understand who, when, and how they are doing this. Savita says I have begin to worry, there are two young girls who live in our house and I wonder if someone is trying to call you on purpose to fool you. Manav is looking very concerned.
Pavitra Rishta 3rd January 2012 Written Episode,