Gangaa written update Wednesday 27th March 2019


The rituals continue, while ganga starts getting dizzy yet again. sagar asks if she is fine. she complied. then its time for kanyadaan. the priest says that if there isnt any father, then anyone fatherly can do so.

Sagar and madhvi turn to his father, but he stoically refuses. madhvi asks him, and he says that he is the father of the groom, and instead asks maharaj to do so. he is highly overwhelmed at this honour. ganga too enphatically asks him.

he then complies and the ritual is completed. gnga gets dizzy headed yet again, as the priest asks the pheras to start. he then helps her get up, and the pheras start, whil prabha thinks that soon the poison starts working on them, and she shall see how this marriage culminates. she starts getting nauseous, as the pheras continue, and she feels groggy.

next its the bride’s turn to come ahead, for the remaining rituals. ganga complies groggily, and she has difficulty walking ahead. Finally, falls on the ground, unconscious. they are all shocked and aghast, while prabha smiles evilly. all rush to her care, attending to her.

All rush to ganga, as she collapses on the floor, while taking the pious circles around the fire. sagar is incredibly tensed for her. prabha smirks evilly, but then she is forced to think as to why is it only affecting ganga and not him. they rush ganga to the room, and call for the doctor.

The doctor comes and then goes into check up on ganga, while all wait outside in anticipation, particularly sagar who paces arpund nervously. Meanwhile, maharaj remembers about his goofup, with the paan, when he had accidentally spilled water on the paans that were laced with poison by prabha earlier.

to avoid being scolded for his mistake, he had replaced the paans, with noraml ones, obliviously averting the danger that prabha had put ganga and sagar in. Later, Prabha
comes to the kitchen, while the Maharaj is busy pretending to be working in the kitchen. she asks him about the paan. he finally blurts out, what has happened. prabha is disappointed.

Meanwhile, all wait for the doctor to come out. when he does, sagar and his family anxiously ask if everything is okay. The doctor informs them that ganga is fine, and so is the child. they are boggled as the doctor proclaims that ganga is pregnant. they are all shocked, including sagar who is unable to understand whats going on. they are all baffled. after the doctor leaves, sagar goes in, while the widow leaves, as ganga sits on the bed, in anticipation and nervousness, shy as a bride and would be mother, oblivious of sagar’s dilemma.

she comes and hugs him, while he is too disgusted and frustrated, as she goes on a rant as to how happy she is, to start this new phase in their lives, with their own child. he asks her to please say that it isnt true. she is taken aback, and says that this must be, as the doctor himself said so. he is boggled and baffled. she asks whats the matter. he says that when nothing happened between them then how did this happen.

she is boggled, and tries and reminds him tha night that they consummated their love. but he has no recollection of that memory whatsoever. she is apalled, and then tries to find out ways to make him remember, but he has no memory, as the last thing he remembers is dozing off in unconscious state. she asks how can he even forget those beautiful moments they have of the other night.

he too says that if it had happened, then its impossible for him to forget any such memories, but the truth is there arent any memories like that. she reminds of the party, but he doesnt remember what happened after that. he continues to present his dilemma to her, while she doesnt know how to react.

As he continues to second guess, unable to believe her, she asks what is he trying to say, that she is pregnant, and if he didnt come to her, then is she with anyone else. he says that he isnt suggesting it, and says that if anything happened, why doesnt he remember, and if anything didnt, then how is this happening.

he is furious and asks how is this possible, as they were getting married, and everything was perfect, and now this problem arose. she asks if he feels this is all a problem. she asks him if he is doubting that this isnt his child. he asks her to stop asking questions. she continues to badger him, if he has doubts about her and the child, and frustratedly, finally he blurts out saying that he does have doubt.

she is shocked and aghast. she says that she liked it. he asks her to try and understand as he doesnt remember anything, and begs her to try and make him remember and understand everything. she walks out, in a huff, while he screams at her to listen to him, but in vain.

Outside, ammaji is ashamed of their behaviour, lamenting as to how they couldnt have waited till after marriage, as pre-marital consummation isnt allowed in their culture. madhvi is tensed and shocked. ammaji asks them to hurry up with the rituals, as the guests are waiting outside, and they need to hush up this matter now.

Meanwhile, Ganga steps outside, while all eye her tensedly. she tells sagar’s father that this marriage cant happen, and asks ammaji to cancel this marriage rightaway. all are shell shocked, including Sagar. as she walks out, he is tensed. ammaji asks whats this madness, and asks them to stop this girl. madhvi rushes after her. sagar’s father asks him whats the matter, and he says that he doesnt know and is equally boggled, as to how ganga got pregnant. they are stunned into silence to hear this coming from sagar.

he explains whats ganga’s stance, but how none of this has happened, and he doesnt remember anything. his father asks if he even understands whats he suggesting. ammaji asks whats this nonsense, as people are waiting down, and they are mocking the institution of marriage, where noone has a clue of whats going on.

sagar is frustrated and doesnt realise what to do. his father stoically turns around and views the guests from the balcony, waiting for answers. he descends down the stairs. Sagar’s father comes amidst the guests, and with folded hands, apologises that their time has been wasted, but cites that due to personal reasons, this marriage cant happen today, and apologises for the inconvenience caused.

guests start hushedly talking amongst themselves, as they disperse out, while he stands embarassed and mortified, with his head hung low. Sagar’s father sits down desolate on the empty aisle, when pulkit comes and asks why did he have to say that ganga is merely angry and must have said it in frustration, and that its better that they talk it out with her.

he says that ganga cant say things like this in anger, as he knows her, she is very self respecting and wont do something like this. prabha thinks that her plan failed, but still the outcome is what she wished for, and wodners how. meanwhile, ganga comes down with the suitcase, ready to leave home, while madhvi and other ladies rush after her, aksing her to slow down, and talk it out, rather than act in haste.

she is about tostorm out, when ammaji stops her way, and sagar waits behind her. she slaps ganga tight on her face, while all are shocked and aghast. ganga is stunned. rudra and ragini are disturbed. ammaji says that she was wrong to have trusted her, to have agreed for her marriage with sagar, and asks her to see sagar’s father and how mortified and embarassed they are because of her, and her momentary pleasure. she says that she sold herself, and asks if she enjoyed enough. ganga is devastated.

ammaji asks if she couldnt have waited till after marriage. ganga says that she didnt do anything like that, nor does she regret it, as whatever she did was in full consent, and in senses. all are shocked. she says that she doesnt shy from the fact that she is a mother, instead she is very happy.

ammaji points this to others, andasks her to marry the person who is the father. ganga eyes sagar and says that she was doing that only, but sadly he doesnt remember anything and is confused.

prabha understands how sagar had taken the inebriated drink, and smiles viciously. In front of the entire family, pulkit suggests that if there is so much doubt, then they can easily go for a paternity test to verify the same. A vehement Ganga denies and says that she shall not give agnipariksha for her genuinety, and when there isnt any trust and belief, then whats the point of a relationship. sagar is distraught and shocked, while all others stand tensedly.

she takes her suitcase, and begins to leave, when sagar confronts her, enraged and furious, and asks if she is speaking the truth, then why is she scared. ganga says that she doesnt need to prove anything.

he asks her why is she shying from the test then. she says that she doesnt want conditional trust. he says that this is wrong, but her ego shall ruin them one day, and  thats whats stopping her from speaking the truth. he asks her to say the truth once, after which he wont say a word, and that he shall accept her child too. all are tensed. ganga says that this child or she herself, need his sympathy, as she can live alone, but not stay with a guy, who doubts her character.

she says that he didnt just break her trust, but even the respect she had for him, and that she doesnt want their child, to be in the shadows of a father, who doubts his paternity, and as far as ego is concerned, had it been this important, then she wouldnt have forgiven him every single time.

he gets frustrated and asks if this is his mistake too, and that she is right as always. he asks why is she refusing the test, as then they shall know that the child is illegitimate. she asks him not to dare call their child illegitimate, as its the symbol of their love. he asks whose. she is aghast. he asks her to speak the name, for whom she betrayed him. she says that she has nothing else to say or hear. the entire atmosphere gets tensed. sagar goes away, while all badger her to stop and sit down, and come to a solution.

Sagar gets tensed. He then rushes to her, and comes to her, asking whats going on, and why did she have to do this, as everything was going as they had wanted, then why did this have to creep up. all are tensed. he asks her to say it just once, that this is all a lie. he says that this is merely a bad dream, and begs her to stop his dream. they are all devastated. ragini is distraught.

Rudra takes ragini inside, while supriya helps her. when ganga doesnt respond, he asks her not to worry, as they shall get married today, and that he shall forget everything and accept her too. she is in a daze, as he tries to nudge and take her to the aisle. she refuses saying that she doesnt want the basis of their relation, on sympathy. she says that trust is paramount, and when that isnt there, nothing else matters. he asks how can this be, that she alienated him within a second. he asks if she didnt feel bad while sleeping with someone else. she screams at him to shut up.

he asks why is she in such pain now, as he is merely speaking the truth. she says that yes there was, and what would he do by knowing the name. he is taken aback. he says that there is going to be no use now, and starts throwing things around, pointing out that she is the sinner, and yet he is willing to accept her and her child, and she is acting pricey.

ganga is distraught. ganga says that she cant believe his thinking, and that every accusation of his, is blessed to her. she takes her suitcase, and begins to walk out, when madhvi stops her saying that sagar is irrational in anger. but ganga is adamant that there isnt anything left to talk. madhvi asks her not to talk in haste and solve it all. but sagar’s father asks her not to stop ganga, shocking them all, as if she has made up her mind, then so be it. she starts walking out, while sagar proclaimsto her that if she steps out today, then she shall never come back. she stops for a second, and then walks out determinedly. all stand tensedly. sagar is devastated.

the ashram ladies take their leave too. sagar clenches his hands in fists, while madhvi turns around aghast. Sagar gets berserk and frantic, throwing things around, while everyone tries to calm him down. pulkit asks whats wrong with him, and he says that he has gone mad. the ladies are apalled to see him like this. he breaks down in tears collapsing, while prabha comments that they should calm down. but ammaji asks them to let sagar vent out his anger and frustration, and pain. sagar screams and lashes out terribly, while they all try to control him. he walks up and rushes towards his room. his father leaves. all disperse one after the other.

Scene 2:
Location: On the road and Sagar’s residence
Ganga watches distraught on the road, as she remembers stinging accusations of sagar and ammaji. she eyes a mud house and remembers the house that they had built together. meanwhile, sagar too sees it in their home, and is apalled as he remembers those memories with her. in his frustration, he breaks the house.

ganga takes rest under a tree, broken down and exhausted, still in a daze of shock. he throws out all stuff, and starts finding ganga’s things in his wardrobe, each reminding him of the pain that she supposedly gave. he says that he doesnt need anything to remind her, while she eyes her mehendi, for sagar’s name. both are completely lost and distraught.

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