Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Part 37 : Meri Pehli Khataa...




While the media was flooded with reports of the leaked video, everyone at the Malik Mansion was worried sick. The Guptas arrived at the mansion too. It proved to be very difficult to get past the paparazzi at the gate.



Seeing Shashank, Riddhima ran towards him and hugged him. Anjali and Atul consoled Riddhima while Shashank talked to Billy and Ananya. Riddhima excused herself and went to the kitchen. Armaan noticed this and went after her.

*****

Arzoo was standing in her room with the door open. She heard a knock on the door and turned to find Kunj standing at her door. He came to stand beside her.

"Uh, I noticed ke tum niche nahi ho to I thought ke apne room mein hi hogi." He said. Arzoo stayed mum. He continued, "Tum, uh tum theek ho?"

Arzoo looked at him with tears in her eyes and then hugged him. Kunj was taken aback for a moment. Arzoo said, "Mein theek nahi hun... mein bulkul bhi theek nahi hun.. Wo media.. wo aisa soch bhi kese skte hain. Wo log pta nahi kesi kesi baatein kr rhe hain. Itni mushkil se itni achi life mili thi aur ab ye sab."

Kunj finally hugged her back and tried to pacify her.

*****

Riddhima stood near the open window of the kitchen. Wind blew past her. She had her eyes closed, probably in a vain effort to erase today's events.

"Tum janti ho na is sab mein tumhari koi ghalti nahi hai?" A voice echoed in the room. She opened her eyes and looked down. She didn't have to turn around to tell who the voice belonged too. She knew the answer. Armaan.

"Tumhe kese pata ke mene kuch nahi kiya?" She asked.

"Kyunke tumne kaha ke tumne kuch nahi kiya."

"Mein jhoot bhi to bol sakti hun."

"Jhoot tum bol sakti ho. Par tumhari ankhein apna sach btane keliye alfazon ki mohtaj nahi hain. Tum na bhi btati tab bhi mujhe pta chal jata ke tumne kuch nahi kiya."

Riddhima finally turned. Her eyes were filled with tears and cheeks were wet. "Tum mujh par yaqeen krte ho Armaan .. par media? Iss ghar ke bahir har insaan ko yehi lagta hai ke wo video mene leak ki hai. Aur kya pta... kya pata agr Arzoo ko bhi yehi lg raha ho. aur uncle aunty? Kya pta sab ko yehi lg rha ho bas koi mujhe kuch keh na raha ho?"

Armaan moved closed to her. He held her by her shoulders. He then asked, "Mein tum par yaqeen karta hun kya ye tumhare liye kaafi nahi hai?"

"Tumhara mujhe par yaqeen krna mere liye bohat bari baat hai Armaan. Par itne sare logon ka mujhe pr yaqeen na krna bhi koi choti baat nahi." She replied.

Armaan wiped away her tears and kissed her on her forehead. He then held her hand and led her outside of the house with him.

Both stood in front of the paparazzi who were eager to get a new headline.

"Armaan sir, Riddhima g ke video leak krne k baad bhi apne abhi tak unhain apne ghar ghar mein rakha hua hai?"

"Mr. Malik apko kesa lag raha hai ke apki apni bivi ne apke khilaf footage leak ki hai?"

These were some of the questions the reporters asked.

Armaan said, "Ye ghar sirf mera hi nahi, Riddhima ka bhi hai. Usse iss ghar se mein to kya koi bhi nahi nikal sakta. Aur rehi baat us video ki, to let me inform you all ke vo footage Riddhima ne leak nahi ki."

"Par sir wo video to Riddhima g ke phone se h send ki gayi thi." Another reporter intervened.

"Apka phone kya 24/7 apke sath hi rehta hai? Riddhima ne kuch nahi kiya mujhe us par khud se zyada bharosa hai. Aur rahi baat us insan ki jisne ye sab kia hai, wo ye jaan le ke jis din mujhe pta chal gya ke wo kon hai chun chun ke badla lunga." Armaan said.

He then looked at Riddhima who was looking at him with teary and surprised eyes. He placed his arm around her shoulder and both went inside the house.

To be continued...


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