Anu panics seeing her bandaged hands. Samar says they are a bit burnt, so they are bandaged. she insists to remove them. All 3 children stop her. Vanraj asks her to relax. She says she has to manage her home with her 2 hands and reminiscing all her daily chores says she needs to cook for family, press Baa’s legs, give medicines to Bapuji, braid Pakhi’s hair, pamper Samar, prepare Kanhaji’s bhog/prasad and pray him, etc. Children again ask her to relax. School principal with teachers rushes in and asks Anu how is she now. Anu says she is fine. Principal says she was out on a meeting and came when she heard about the accident. Anu says she asked admin sir to give her induction stove, but he gave her gas stove. Principal thanks her for saving students, asks her to relax at home till she gets well completely, and asks her not to inform about the accident to anyone and let her handle it. Anu asks whom not to say as everyone knows about the fire accident. Principal asks her again to go home and rest. Anu walks away telling Samar she didn’t understand what principal meant.
At home, Baa panics worried for Anu. Kinjal consoles her. Nandini asks what if something had happened to Anu aunty. Kinjal says nothing happened, then why should they think about it, her mummy is so good that nothing wrong can happen to her. Anu returns home. Baa asks if she is fine and asks how did her hands burn. Anu describes whole incident. Baa says when she was with students, she knows nothing can happen to her, she didn’t know that her bahu is brave. Mamaji jokes that Anu wouldn’t have spent 25 years with Baa else. Bapuji says his daughter is very brave and strong. Nandini praises her followed by Kinjal who says anyone else would have lost their mind in that situation, but mummy handled it really well. Bapuji says Anu is a mother and a mother can sacrifice her life for children.
Pakhi says after today’s incident, whole school is her fan now. Samar says everyone were praising her. Baa thanks god that her bahu returned home safely. Anu asks how will she prepare Kanhaji’s bhog. Baa says she will prepare it and thank god for saving Anu and students’ lives. Anu asks how will she do all the work and tries to remove bandage. Baa stops her and performs her nazar saying evil eyes had stuck on her bahu. Anu cries emotionally. Baa asks her to rest now. Kinjal goes to prepare tea for everyone. Bapuji sees Vanraj tensed and asks if everything is fine. Vanraj says Anupama doesn’t understand worldly behavior properly, there was an accident in school and somebody will be blamed. Bapuji asks if Anu will be blamed then? Vanraj nods yes.
Next morning, Anu wakes up dreaming about fire accident and sees Samar sleeping near bed. Saamr cries saying he is not a good son; he was in fire in front of his eyes, but he stood helplessly. She says when she was stuck in fire, she didn’t see death but his, Pakhi, and Toshu’s face and that encouraged her to fight. Pakhi brings her turmeric milk. Anu tries to hold glass, but writhes in pain. Samar and Pakhi feed her. Anu says school admin should be punished as a big accident happened because of their carelessness, even god doesn’t spare whoever does bad with children, she is sure principal will punish the culprits. Pakhi nods yes.
Vanraj gets principal’s call that she is coming to meet Anu in the evening. Baa tells Kinjal that she have come for something else for sure and not to check on Anu. In the evening principal meets Anu. Anu says she wanted to meet her and explain how the accident happened. Principal says she knows everything. Anu asks her to rigorously punish admin staff so that they don’t risk with children’s lives again. Samar says there were only 6 fire extinguishers in such a big school and many were not working. Vanraj says even his daughter studies in the same school and he will always be worried from hereon. Anu asks Samar if fire extinguishers were really not working. Samar nods yes. Anu says a house is planned including small buttons according to a child’s safety, but 1000s of children study in school and hence there should be safety measures accordingly; she shouldn’t spare whoever made a mistake.
Principal says she knows who made a mistake and its Anupama Vanraj Shah. Family is shocked to hear that. Principal says its Anu’s mistake and she has to give it in writing. Anu says she warned them to change the stove, but they didn’t, how is her mistake in this. Principal says she is just informing what trustees want to hear, whoever has made a mistake, she has to give it in writing that she is responsible for the accident and not school admin. Anu says her only mistake is she couldn’t stop children from doing mischief, but fire accident is admin’s mistake; she has many people in her house, even then her children met with minor accidents, Toshu had burnt her hand on lamp, Samar had fallen from bed, etc.; kids hurt themselves if they are given even a bell; its school admin’s mistake not to give induction stove instead and keeping even the window closed, what if she couldn’t break the window and send children out; she made a small mistake, but school admin made a big mistake.
Principal says its not a question of small or big mistake, its about the solution of this problem; if she accepts her mistake, she will promise that her job will be intact. Anu says she should be punished and even school admin. Principal says sometimes they have forgo truth and helplessly listen to boss without questioning, she is just following her duty; if Anu accepts her mistake, she will grant her 1 month paid leave till the issue calms down or if she speaks against school, she will not only lose her job but also her daughter will be expelled from school and its school administration’s decision and she cannot do anything. Vanraj asks if she is making Anu a scapegoat to protect school’s reputation and asks Anu if this is her friend’s relative who gave a small job and asking such a big favor in return. Principal says there is no use of all these talks; if Anu accepts her offer, she will double her salary and money is very big. Anu says her family values morales than money. Baa says when principal is assuring that she won’t be harmed and will get double salary with a month’s leave, she should agree and relax at home instead of falling in legal issues. Samar asks why should mummy accept the mistake which she didn’t do.
Baa asks if he wants his sister to be expelled from school. She tells Anu that family knows that she is right, but what about society; she broke her house due to her stubbornness and shouldn’t ruin her daughter’s life now, she is worried more about others’ children instead. Bapuji asks what is she saying. Baa says Pakhi left home because of her stubbornness and now her life will be ruined, so Anu should accept this offer and end this issue; she is telling this as a mother and not MIL; asks Vanraj to explain her. Vanraj says what can he say when Anu takes her decisions herself. Principal tells Anu that her saas is right, she gave her job ignoring her past, now she should help her. Anu reminisces fire accident.
Vanraj asks Anupama to inform her decision to principal madam keeping her ego aside as it will decide Pakhi’s future. Samar asks Anu to do whatever she her heart thinks right as she always says that true path is tough and wrong path is easy, but truth is truth. Anu tells principal that parents send their child to school believing that their child is safe there; their star of eyes may be far, but safe. She then tells Baa that daughter’s education is important and her life is more important than that; if one is not punished, he will continue the mistake, so she will not hide school and its admin’s mistake. Principal says she understands that she is still not out of the accident, but she should think well and inform her decision by tomorrow morning. Anu says she knows she is not wrong. Principal walks away saying she even knows system.
Kavya returns home singing a song happily and thinks she enjoyed her work her way without any pressure because of Kinjal. Vanraj returns tired. Kavya asks if Anupama is fine. He says she is fine and thank god any unforeseen event didn’t happen, she shouldn’t say that he went there purposefully as Pakhi called her there. She says he must have missed his today’s interview and asks him to concentrate on his job interview tomorrow. He says how can he when Anu wants to become great by risking Pakhi’s life.
Anu dreams about Baa and Vanraj insisting her to sign the papers and end the issue and children and their parents insisting not to sign papers and bend in front of system as they trust her a lot and children consider her as their idol. She wakes up worried and looks at her bandaged hands. In the morning, Anu apologizes Kanhaji for not preparing bhog/prasad for him for the first them in 25 years. Kinjal says its okay as she will prepare it. Anu asks her to prepare it the way she says and they both walk into kitchen and are shocked to see Baa cooking. Baa says she hasn’t forgotten cooking and will not let Anu cook with bandage, she knows Anu is hard working and cannot sit idle as she has experienced it, an old person becomes helpless because of illness and not laziness. She asks Anu to rest as she will take Kinjal and Jhilmil’s help. Kinjal says she is both honey and neem. Baa offers fruit to Anu. Anu emotionally leans on her shoulder and hopes she can do something.
Baa says she can do even now, pointing to sign papers, and asks Kinjal to take her out and give her juice. Kinjal takes her to dining table. Bapuji asks what happened. Kinjal says mummy is upset as she is unable to help Baa in kitchen. Samar says its okay as its a question of 2-3 days and feeds her juice. Mamaji comments Bapuji that whatever they couldn’t in many years, a white bandage did. Bapuji asks what. Mamaji says it made didi/ Baa from home minister to a cook. Bapuji laughs. Baa with Kinjal brings breakfast and serves it to whole family. Pakhi tastes poha and says its so yuck. Kinjal says she made it. Anu asks Pakhi not to insult food. Toshu says Pakhi’s taste has changed having cornflakes at Kavya’s house. Baa dhokla to Anu. Samar tells Pakhi that she should also see efforts as bhabi is trying and she should appreciate it.
Pakhi yells that he is also chanting Kinju baby along with Toshu and mummy. Anu scolds her to behave with bhai and should remember that Kinjal is her bhabhi. Pakhi yells that bhabhi is everything in this house, she came here for Anu, but looks nobody likes her here. She walks away fuming while Toshu and Samar try to stop her. Baa tells Anu that Pakhi didn’t tolerate Kinjal’s praise, she will not tolerate Anu supporting school children in her place and will hate her when she will find out that she will find out that she is losing her school. Bapuji asks Baa to let Anu have food. Baa says Anu would be responsible if Pakhi harms herself in anger.
Vanraj gets a call and says he will speak about this issue and get back to her/him as soon as possible. Reporters throng outside Anu’s house and insist to interview her. Samar tries to stop her. Anu walks to him and asks what happened. Reporters question if she was present during fire accident, if school administration is responsible for it, if she is quiet because of the pressure, etc. Baa says she will reply them. Kinjal says they will twist and exaggerate answers. Samar and Kinjal try to stop reporters saying mummy is nervous seeing so many cameras. Vanraj enters and says enough, its not important to sensationalize every news. Reporter says questioning is their duty. Vanraj says answer is not their duty; him, Anu, or any of his family member will not answer their question and they should question school management instead. Reporters ask who is he, if he is Anu’s lawyer. He says its none of their business and requests to go as Anu is unwell and needs rest. Reporters leave.
Vanral tells Anu that he needs to talk something important urgently. Baa and Bapuji asks what he wants to talk about. Vanraj gives her confession paper which principal gave him and asks to sign or put her thumb impression on it and finish the issue once in for all. Anu stands silently. He says she calls him selfish, but she is selfish not to to about her daughter’s future. Baa backs him and says she should think about her daughter if not them. Bapuji asks not to force her, let her think and take a decision. Vanraj says Pakhi’s whole year will be wasted and she will be expelled from school. Pakhi returns from school and hearing that says her whole year will be wasted. Vanraj says Anu is making a mistake. Pakhi asks Anu how can she be so selfish. Samar says she is becoming selfish now. Pakhi says why shouldn’t she when her mother is not thinking about her and insists Anu to sign on paper and not spoil her life.
Anu says even she was present there and saw children’s condition, god forbidden if she was among children, would she have asked her to sign; she wants to fight thinking about her and other children’s lives, but she worried about her year, one year is much less than a life. Pakhi forcefully takes her thumb impression on paper. Vanraj smirks while other family members stand shocked. Pakhi asks Vanraj to give this form to principal mom and tell that mummy is ready to accept all blame on herself as she is a mother and can do anything for her daughter. Baa says thank god this drama ended soon. Toshu murmurs she is right. Anu snatches paper. Pakhi says she is supporting truth over her then. Anu says she is supporting truth as when she cannot see wrong happening with other children, then how will she see let anything wrong happen to her;
Kavya tried to ruin Samar’s future, but couldn’t as his mother was standing in between; similarly she will stand in between her and school management and protect her. She asks Vanraj if Sweety was one among the students, would he have asked her not to fight; when management does mistake, they will repeat it; school is another home for a child and mistakes are corrected at home. Vanraj says whatever she says, truth is she is fighting for her ego. Anu says education and protection in school is every child’s right and she is fighting for that right, she is fighting for each student whose life would have lost with the accident and may in the future. He asks why she is exaggerating a small accident. She says whatever is wrong is wrong and cannot be truth.
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