Neil saying I will drop you home, its not a safe place. They have an eyelock. They think of the old times. He says we should leave now. Mitali’s friends ask her about Neil. Neil and Avni see someone needing help. Neil says I will help you. Mitali says sorry, Neil couldn’t come. She cuts the cake. Her friends clap. She eats the cake. The guests leave. Avni also helps Neil and pulls out the cart from the pit. They push the cart together. The lady says please come with us to our house, we want to thank you. The man says we want you to give us a chance to serve you. Neil and Avni go. The man says our son works in city, our daughter got married in another city, we like to work in fields here.
The lady says there is nothing at home, shall I make poha. Neil sees Avni and says poha, you know she likes poha a lot. The lady makes poha. Avni says this has green chilli, Neil you can’t eat spicy food, keep water glass. Neil thanks her. They eat poha. Mitali thinks of Neil and cries. She says I was alone and loved you, I was happy to think about you before. Avni thanks the lady. The lady says you both look good together, just be together.
The man says no problem can harm if you two stay together. Neil says we shall leave now. Lawyer says sorry, you had to wait for bail. Kamini says Avni, I just wanted to ruin you, but now I will ruin everyone around you, you will be helpless to see, then I will free you from the world. Avni sees a speeding car and shouts Neil. She pulls him back. They fall down. Neil sees her wearing the bracelet he gave her. They get up and leave in the car.
Mowgli says I don’t want to sleep till Avni comes. Sunehri hopes no problem comes in Avni’s life. Neil and Avni are on the way. He plays radio. Bolna mahi bolna….plays…… They worry for each other when the car gets a jerk. He asks are you fine. She says yes, we came ahead of my house. He says sorry, I will drive there. They come home. She thanks him. He says I just hope you are fine. She says yes, its final hearing in court. He says I promise you, I will ensure everything is fine. She says I know you fight for truth, I respect you a lot, good night, take care.
Sunehri asks Avni why didn’t she call. Avni says I wanted to spend time alone. Mowgli says Papa came to find you. Avni asks did you talk to him well. He says I scolded him and told him to find my mumma, else don’t talk to me ever, did he find you. She recalls Neil. She says I m tired, I m feeling sleepy. She goes.
Neil asks lawyer not to raise questions on Avni’s character, this case is about Mowgli’s custody, Avni is already much hurt, he doesn’t want her to get more hurt. Lawyer agrees. Mitali looks on. Neil turns and sees her. He apologizes to her. She argues. He says try to understand, whatever happened, Avni was broken. She says if you are going to do this after marriage, I will not tolerate it, lets not do this, its a commitment for it, tell me, I won’t get hurt, I can’t take this disappointment, you show hopes, you promised me you will come, I was waiting, you break promises. He hugs her and says relax. He promises to not hurt her again. Neil and Avni think of each other. Mere dil me jagah….. plays….. They cry.
KK asking Kamini about child trafficking. He asks how can you stoop so low to trap Avni. Saisha also gets angry. Kamini says Avni filled poison in my life, I was just returning the favor, I m out of jail now and will not leave her. KK says I m ashamed to call you my mum, I just hope Lord gives you sense. Its morning, Mowgli gives flowers and wakes up Avni. Saisha says surprise, here is the coffee and sandwich for you. Avni smiles. Mowgli says you were sad so you left alone, we planned this surprise by getting Saisha here, so that you feel happy. Avni asks Saisha to have food, she will make her fav pulao. Saisha gets sad. Avni asks what happened.
Saisha says Kamini is out of jail, she will try to harm you. Avni says let her try, I won’t let her succeed, don’t worry, have food, I will drop you home, I have to prepare for hearing also. She gives her laddoos and says this will make you more stronger. Kamini calls her out and asks her to take care of herself too. She says I will ruin you, you are brave to come my home. Avni says you will not understand, you have stained your own family by child trafficking crime, how do you get sleep at night, I mean don’t you hate yourself. Kamini says I don’t get sleep since you and Saisha snatched my son, I will snatch everything from you. Avni says fine, do anything, but nothing should happen to my loved ones, else I won’t forgive and forget. Kamini says fine, take care, else anything bad can happen. She goes. Avni asks Saisha not to worry. She leaves.
Mitali comes home and switches on lights. She gets surprised seeing the decorations. She sees Neil. She asks what’s this, its final hearing tomorrow. He says yes, but the night is just for you, I will never disappoint you. He shows a box and keeps her phone. He says after our marriage, we won’t have any distractions. He gives keys and says I will have clothes of your choice, have this cupboard keys. He shows scrap book and says we will go to any destination of your choice every year, I will celebrate your success, your friends will envy you. He gets the photo frame and says its a perfect frame for our family. Mitali says thanks Neil and hugs. Its morning, everyone comes to the court for final hearing. Judge asks the lawyers to keep their opinions. Neil’s lawyer says I would like to ask some routine questions to Avni. Avni comes in the witness box.
Avni says I m sorry that I couldn’t answer the lawyer yesterday, I had broken down, I fell weak, but I can’t hide from his questions, the society questions everyone and blames without any thought. She recalls Aisha. She says I have asked my mum, who am I…. Naamkarann happens at the time of birth, that name becomes your identity, but I had to make my own identity, I had to rechristen myself, I m Avni Aisha, not Avni Ashish Mehta, my mum and I were not my dad’s socially accepted family, I will be known as an illegitimate, society will hate me always, even if I go to donate blood to someone, maybe I will be denied, I didn’t get father’s love in childhood, I used to cry for my dad’s love and time, as it was my right, father is like a roof for children, I didn’t had it, I didn’t get my dad’s love, but I got two mums, they filled his place, lawyer taunted my mum, she was a noble person, who raised me single handedly, then Neela came in my life, she taught me to live life well, Aisha didn’t need Ashish to give me a good upbringing, and Neela didn’t wish to stay with her husband Ashish, they both didn’t need any name to raise me, they made me understand the need of a name in the society, I m illegitimate, it doesn’t mean anyone can raise a question on my character, I also know to love and protect my family, is name a big thing, is it over deeds, I have made my place on my own, I don’t need any stamp, I have been moving on in life, I m capable to give a good life to my son, I know my strengths, I want to appeal to the court, I want my son Mowgli’s custody.
Neil and his family listen to her. Judge asks Avni to go and sit in her place. He asks Neil or his lawyer to say anything if they want. Neil’s lawyer says I want Mowgli’s grandparents’ testimony. Bebe comes in witness box. She says what shall I say, both Neil and Avni are my children, we always loved Avni and she also reciprocated, she knows to return double love, I know this well that both of them love Mowgli a lot, I can’t choose one of them, sorry. Shweta comes next. She says I just know Neil is bearing this punishment since ten years, he is living away from his son, I just want to see him happy, his happiness is in Mowgli, and even Mowgli will get a family, Avni will always have a place in our heart and house, she can visit us any time, if Mowgli stays with us, he will get a family, I feel our house is the best place for his upbringing, so he should stay with us.
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