I do 21 December 2021: Asad and zoya are taking ride in the carriage of a bullock cart. While, on their way back to bhopal in a bullock cart, zoya in her dizzyness, keeps falling on asad’s shoulders.
Finally, Asad lends a caring support with his hand so that she can sleep peacefully on his shoulder, while all the way back to bhopal. Zoya gets conscious after a while and takes off her head from his shoulders. she remembers asad’s reaction on seeing her buried. Asad gets her some water to drink. Zoya, while drinking, notices that asad’s watching, which makes him turn his eyes away. She drinks some more and then gives the bottle to him. He wipes off dirt from her face with his handkerchief, while she looks at him with mixed emotions and a tear escapes her eyes.
Location: Ayan’s residence
Nikhat tells ayan and razia tells humaira about some rituals to take place today where imran too is coming with his family. They both try to get ayan and humaira to dress up for the occassion, in the best of clothes. Humaira questions why is she dressing up as a bride, when its for nikhat’s ritual. As razia evades the question, and begins to leave, humaira asks if it actually is nikhat’s ritual after all. She assures humaira and asks her to dress up fast. After razia leaves, humaira still has a doubt in her mind about the ritual to happen today.
Razia asks mamu why is he so tensed when his daughter is getting engaged and he had been imagining for this day for so long. He says that he had been thinking, but never thought it would come like this because his daughter would do something like this, that would make them marry her in haste. Razia asks him to forget the past and move on. Just then the priest comes, and mamu greets them with respect.
Rashid’s mother asks shirin whats happening here, and why are there priests in the house. Shirin keeps fumbling unable to tell her. Then razia cmes in saying that this is a feast for the priests and guests, as it didnt happen after nikhat’s sudden enegagement. Shirin tries to tell her about the engagement of ayan and humaira, but razia nudges and signals her to stop. Rashid’s mother leaves without saying anything. razia thinks to herself that rashid’s mother would definitely create a problem today unless she took care of her.
Razia tries to clarify herself going after rashid’s mother, citing that she has come to her to ask her to get the silver cutlery out for the special feast for nikhat’s engagement feast. Razia pretends that she forgot a very important work and takes her permission to leave her ther to get the vessels. Razia moves out of the room and bolts it from outside, thinking that she would have to stay locked till her work isnt done, as she is the biggest trouble in ensuring her daughter’s happiness.
Meanwhile, rashid’s mother tries to open the door, wondering who closed it and starts screaming for someone to open it. But her screams are doused in the noise of the instruments that razia asks, the orchestra players gathered there, to play.
Location: Asad’s residence
Asad takes zoya’s hand and makes her enter their house. Zoya asks about dilshad and nazma. Asad is about to go for them, but zoya’s dupatta gets stuck in his sleeve, reminding him of how she had fallen last night on him. Asad findsa note saying that they have gone for meeting some relatives. He proposes to call for the doctor, but she says that she’s fine and he should instead see the doctor for his hand thas wounded. Asad leaves for changing and asks zoya too to do the same. They both start walking parallel towards their rooms. Asad remembers how he had cared for zoya when in mangalpur. They look at each other but dont say anything. They then go their own ways towards their rooms.
In his room, asad is very tensed and restless remembering the increasing proximity between him and zoya since the horrific incident in mangalpur. Meanwhile, zoya too is going through a similar dilemma.
Zoya comes to asad, who’s eating at the dining table and sitting beside him, asks how and what do they tell dilshad and nazma about this. Zoya tries to say that he cant pretend nothing happened, when their lives were at stake. Asad says that they dont have to tell them anything and unnecessarily bother them. when zoya asks what about the second thing, asad throws a questioning look at her wanting to know what is she talking about.
Location: Asad’s residence
Asad is startled at zoya’s mention of a second news to be given, but is relieved when zoya says that mariam didnt get married. Asad says that she wont know if her relatives dont tell her and therefore they shouldnt also. Zoya offers to serve but he refuses and gets up from the table. Dilshad and nazma enter, saying that they had gotten worried since they werent able to get through their phones. Dilshad asks about the marriage, asad replies lifelessly that everything was okay. Sensing his mood, she asks if everything is okay and they dont respond.
Dilshad points out the irony of fate that zoya and asad again ended up together, after swearing that they wouldnt see each other for 3 days. Asad says that he didnt be with her, due to fate but due to zoya’s foolishness. Asad tells dilshad that if zoya hadnt been in mangalpur, life would have been easier for him. When dilshad demands to know what happened, as she’s noticing a difference in zoya and him too since they returned from mangalpur. While zoya is listening to all this from behind the door, asad says that nothing unusual happened as just like zoya is a trouble here, she proved to be trouble for him there too.
Dilshad tells that ayn had come thinking that asad was in trouble in mangalpur. asad thinks to himself that he cant meet ayan, but he would still find a place for ayan in his prayers. Dilshad notices asad’s hand thats wounded and asks how it happened. Asad remembers how he had hurt himself in the woods.
Zoya is making a paste for asad’s wounds while nazma comes to watch her. As nazma asks why is she showing so much concern for asad all of a sudden. She makes up a story that she was with him while he got hurt, Therefore, she doesnt want that he might get an infection due to this dupatta. Zoya asks nazma why is she sounding so chirpy today. She tells zoya about the grnd finale of SA RE GA MA PA that she is awaiting for this sunday, as she wants jasraj, her fav contestant to win. she then leaves, as bubbly, while zoya watches her.
Location: Ayan’s residence
A dressed up ayan, asks nikhat about imran’s arrival and is told that he would soon come. She trips and a box falls out of razia’s hand revealingan engagement ring. She asks about it but razia refuses to say anything. Humaira has a terrible premonition that she’s planning humaira’s engagewment after all and tells razia that she would soon come from her room after taking her meds, and excuses herself from there.
Ayan is asked by the priest if he’s ready for the speacial day and advises him to take his responsibility that he would take today, with great caution and care. As the priest is taken aside by someone else, ayan is wondering as to what the priest was talking about.
As shirin comes to take rashid for the ceremony, rashid questions if their descision is right. Shirin says that what razis has decided is okay and for the benefit of their child. Rasahid has a doubt, what if the children refuse. shirin says that there would be no refusal, since razia has already decided and they would definitely want it. As they leave, humaira is stunned aftre hearing the whole conversation from the side window.
Ayan asks rashid as to what the priest is doing in today’s feast and is told by razia, who comes in saying that they have decided for ayan’s engagement with humaira today. Ayan is shocked to hear this. Meanwhile, in her room, humaira is in a dilemma that what she had forver wanted has finally happened, but should she go with it, if ayan is not ready for it with his heart. she thinks that she shouldnt, but then is in a dilemma again as to how to bring this truth in front of people, as if she tells everybody, then razia would never forgive her. she then thinks of an idea, that she would send the video in her laptop to nikhat’s phone.
Ayan says that they cant force him for this. Razia says that before saying anything, he should look at imran’s family who has just arrived. She tells him, that if he created a drama today in front of them, then they would definitely break off their relation with nikhat. Therefore, she asks him to make his descision with great thinking, as if he refuses, then not only would they lose their reputation, but nikhat would be rendered incapable of ever landing a groom ever again and his parents wouldnt ever be able to show face in the society. Ayan is speechless to hear this.
Ayan approaches mamu but stops seeing his parents. He is standing disturbed. haseena asks for humaira to be brought down. She says that she was surprised to hear about sudden arrangements for their engagement, and was wondering if there was some problem. razia clarifies saying that the kids told the family that they liked each other, and hence wanted to get engaged fast. Razia says that she thought that a double wedding fo nikhat and imran, and ayan and humaiar would be fantastic. saying so, she leaves to get humaira.
As razia approaches humaira’s room, she is busy uploading th video to nikhat’s cellphone. when razia enters the room, she is surprised to find humaira working on the laptop. Humaira too is scared to see her like this. Humaira reprimands her for lying to her and says that she knows that she was behind all this. Razia says that she’s doing it for her benefit and takes her forcibly. She leaves, while her laptop is still busy with uploading.
Much to ayan and humaira’s disgust, the engagement starts but rashid looks around for his mother. Shirin offers to go look for her, but a tensed razia says that she must have gone for resting in her room. when rashid goes to find out, razia repirmands him thta they should finish the ritual first, as the priest is in a hurry. rashid is left speechless. Ayan thinks that if he could talk to asad, then he would definitely be saved from this forced marriage. razia gives them the rings and asks humaira to put the ring on ayan’s finger. Ayan apologizes to humaira for this. As she approaches to put the ring on his finger, nikhat sees the video that she just received from humaira’s laptop and is shocked. The screen freezes on her shocked face.