The crossroads 13 May 2020: starts with Swadheenta coming home. Adarsh holds her hand and takes her to everyone. He shows the news and asks whats all this. She says I wanted to tell you all. Manohar asks what were you going to say, that you were going to media, that you were going to give shoulder to terrorist Asad’s funeral.
Jaya says its your duty to maintain our prestige. Suhasini says we have seen your answer, if you can’t keep our respect, atleast don’t ruin it, you are our bahu. Swadheenta says I wanted to talk to you, I m upset for Abhay’s death too, he was not only my Devar, but also my brother too, but Asad was not responsible for his death. Adarsh says your brother has shot 11 bullets to Abhay, is he not a culprit, Haider had live bomb, Abhay said Asad’s name before his death, your Mami has brainwashed you. She says she is my Mami.
He says she is terrorist’s mum, I will call press conference, you have to change statement, you are indebted to everyone, their tears, you have to clear this debt. She says wait, I have debt of an innocent brother, a fatherly Mamu and Mami who will more than my mum, I know they both are innocent, I will prove it, I won’t sit with peace till I pay that debt. She asks them to believe her, they are not responsible for this. Adarsh looks on and cries. Appa and Amma come there. Suhasini says come, you have come on right time. Amma asks what happened, did Swadheenta…. Appa asks what happened Suhasini ji. Suhasini asks them to see and hear. She plays news and shows Swadheenta’s statement.
Suhasini says I feel your daughter is stuck in relations, she has pity for terrorists, not us. Swadheenta says mom, they are not terrorists. Suhasini asks her not to call her mom. Amma says don’t say this, she is your daughter. Ahuja says we regarded her daughter, but can’t she see Simmi’s pain, she is taking Abhay’s murderer’s side. Appa says I want to talk to Swadheenta.
Manohar consoles Ahuja. Appa takes Swadheenta. Appa and Amma are annoyed with her. Appa asks shall I beg you, what do you want, why did you say that on tv, that Asad and Haider are not terrorists. Swadheenta says you are saying this, you regarded Mamu as brother and Mami as sister. He says yes, till I knew their truth.
Swadheenta asks Amma will she not say anything, you may think your brother is culprit, but I won’t regard my brother as culprit, if you are in problem, won’t you wish your daughter to stand by you, I stayed with Mamu and Mami for 5 years, they loved me as their daughter, who is with them in this tough time, will I not stand with them now, Asad could not bear any stranger’s pain, you know him and calling him a terrorist. She reminds Appa that Swadheenta got a brother after Asad’s birth, he was my brother, I m keeping relation, how can you do this. She cries and says Asad is innocent, Mamu is also innocent, I can go to any extent to prove this, they are innocent, I will prove this and show everyone. She goes.
Its morning, Swadheenta and Mami meet Prakash and Ratna. She says I have come to ask something. Prakash says we will give even our life, our children has roof over head because of you, just command. Swadheenta says she is my Mami, Zubeda, can she stay with you for few days. Prakash and Ratna happily agree and ask Mami to stay as long as she wants. Prakash asks Ratna to make a room ready. Swadheenta thanks Prakash. Prakash says don’t worry, we will take care of her. Swadheenta asks Mami not to feel herself alone, I m with you, stay with them for few days, pray for this long fight, I have to win it in any cost. Mami blesses her and hugs. They cry.
Its night, Swadheenta comes to her room and sees Adarsh annoyed. She asks him to talk. He asks what shall I talk, two like-minded people have conversation, I spoke to you a lot, till I felt our feelings and ways are same, not its nothing like that. He goes.
Its morning, Appa tells Swadheenta that we won’t be here with you, you have to manage your house now. Amma says yes, your inlaws are your family now, you are seeing what they are going through, support them, don’t increase their problems. Swadheenta touches their feet and takes blessings. She hugs Amma and Appa. They leave.
Days pass. Everyone ignore Swadheenta and does not talk to her. Suhasini takes care of Simmi. Swadheenta bears their annoyance. Swadheenta goes to Jaya and tries talking to her. She asks Jaya to talk to her, I felt you are calm and mature. Jaya says being calm does not mean to forget loved one’s sorrow, even I thought you are understanding and mature, I was wrong. That kalash is there since 12 days, mumma, Simmi and I decorated it, we were happy and preparing for your Grah pravesh and you….. Swadheenta says please….. Jaya goes. Swadheenta says even I lost my loved ones, I lost two brothers, I know everyone is hurt at home, but I m not doing anything wrong.. She cries.
Jaya goes to room and cries saying I did mistake, I should have got Adarsh married to Vanshika, they would have stayed annoyed for few years but Vanshika would have not taken Abhay’s murderer side, I should have not heard you. Jaidev says you did not do any mistake and hugs her. She blames herself. He wipes her tears and says no, look at me, I always blamed you for everything, but no, I won’t permit anyone to point finger at you, not even yourself, you can’t be wrong always. He hugs her.
Inspector tells Adarsh that their case is very strong, they have eye witness and evidence, we arrested Haider with live bomb, we have your marriage CCTV footage. Inspector sees Swadheenta. Adarsh turns and sees her. Adarsh asks inspector to gather more evidence, even if their case is strong, so that court has no option than to punish Haider, I want that man to be hanged till death. Inspector says I assure that, Abhay was our senior, decision will be taken tomorrow itself, I will use all my power. Adarsh looks at Swadheenta and goes. Swadheenta asks inspector for Haider’s reports. Inspector says look Mrs. Sinha… She says Swadheenta Ramakrishnan, Haider Gilani’s lawyer…. reports please…..
Swadheenta feeding medicines to Simmi. Simmi says I forget to have medicines, but you don’t let me forget. Swadheenta asks her to have soup, and tells her about her appointment with doctor, mom will take you. Simmi asks why, will you not take me, how’s everyone at home. Swadheenta says everyone is fine, have this for the baby. Simmi thanks Swadheenta. Swadheenta asks her to take rest. Suhasini comes there. Swadheenta says Simmi had soup and medicines. She leaves. Suhasini sits with Simmi and gives her Bhagwad Gita, saying this will help.
Next morning, Swadheenta gets ready in her lawyer’s dress. She recalls her marriage with Adarsh. She sees Adarsh sleeping and thinks its Asad and Abhay’s case first hearing today, Adarsh used to say its not about right and wrong, its about difference in opinion, today our perception is different, I regret that you are not able to understand me, what I m going to do today I have well thought about it, I will not step back now. Jiya…..plays……… She leaves. Adarsh wakes up and thinks Swadheenta, you left me behind, if you chose your way, its fine, I also chose my way.
Suhasini gets ready. Manohar asks are you going anywhere. She says we both are going. He asks where. She says court, its Delhi blast first hearing, we have to be there. He says we will get news on tv. She says its not news, its our Abhay’s case. Adarsh comes and says she is right, we will go.
The media is present there. Sinhas reach the court, and stop seeing Swadheenta getting Mami there. Swadheenta signs Mami to go. Suhasini says after supporting terrorists by giving statement in media, I understood what will be your next step, do you want to prove the terrorists innocent. Swadheenta says sorry. Suhasini says don’t feel sorry, the one who defends terrorists and Abhay’s murderer, can’t deserve even my hatred, leave about forgiveness. Manohar asks Suhasini to come. Swadheenta says you feel I decided this being emotional, I have thought a lot about the situation, relations and everything. Suhasini asks what answer did you get by the situation.
Swadheenta says whatever happened was bad, Abhay and Asad’s death, Mamu’s arrest, but one thing happened good, Adarsh and my marriage, its incomplete, my bidaai did not happen, maybe because the house where Adarsh and my story started, that house was going to need me, my bidaai did not happen till now, I m still their daughter till my duty ends, I m part of your family, I don’t want to stay as your bahu, not as Haider’s daughter, I have duty of a sister and daughter, till I do my duties, I can’t be your bahu. She leaves. Everyone look on.
Jaya says why is Swadheenta doing this. Jaidev says its no use to think. Jaya says Swadheenta knows everything, all proofs. Jaidev says Swadheenta showed whom will she favor, its easy to wake up sleeping person, than waking someone pretending to be asleep. He says Swadheenta is pretending to be sleeping and we can’t wake her. Manohar asks Suhasini to come, we won’t see this joke. Suhasini says not a joke, it’s a truth, its out duty to get Abhay’s murderer punished, I came here as Abhay’s mum, not a lawyer, I won’t go till Abhay gets justice.
Mamu is brought there in the police van. Everyone protest against Mamu calling him a terrorist. Sinhas look on.
The hearing starts. Judge asks about Mamu’s defense lawyer. The prosecutor says his defense lawyer did not come, maybe no one wants to save Haider. Swadheenta comes and says sorry your honor, I m Haider’s defense lawyer. Sinhas walk inside the court. The lawyer panel greets Suhasini. Suhasini gets seated with her family. Judge asks prosecutor to proceed, as defense lawyer has come. Prosecutor says whats the difference if defense lawyer is here, as there is nothing to defend there, one evidence and witness is necessary to take decision, but here we have thousands of evidence and witnesses to prove Haider is a terrorist, and even his son was a terrorist, we have submitted all evidence to court, Haider was arrested with live bomb in Delhi’s high profile wedding, it was defense lawyer’s wedding, the three terrorists were Asad and his friends Ravi and Rajesh, they stayed in rental flat, the owner of the flat is this man, Haider, the mastermind of this terror attack. He says the three guys took admission in same college, Haider has trained those two suicide bombers along with his son, he has given them place to stay, Haider and Asad are the terrorists, they are DCP Abhay Sinha’s murderers. Mamu signs no.
He says I want to conclude, Haider is defense lawyer’s Mamu, that’s all. Swadheenta says I did not come to deny what happened, everyone is aware of it, I want to prove a truth, Professor Haider Gilani’s truth. She gives his records and says there is Haider’s every certificate in this file, which talks about his responsibility and discipline, and talking about blasts, the bullets and blast arms were from another country, there is possibility that Ravi and Rajesh were not Indians, I m not saying this, its according to police reports, am I right prosecutor? He asks what do you want to prove. She says I don’t want to prove, I want to say Haider is an Indian, he loves his country. The man says it means there is no case, if Haider has proper documents, he can’t be a terrorist, he was caught with live bomb, do you understand this. She says you can’t judge him by that thing, I understand everything, I want to say Haider’s truth first and then I will talk about the blasts. Adarsh looks at her.