True Love 3 February 2021: Police inspector asks them as to who has killed Khanna. Akash explains the whole situation to him. Khanna was about to shoot me. Nandini attacked him so as to stop him. If she wouldn’t have done that then I would have been dead by now. Meethi is shocked. Inspector says whatever it was, I will have to arrest her. Meethi asks Nandini why she did this. Nandini replies that she fulfilled the promise that she had given to Rani. No one can kill Akash till I am alive. Meethi says you should have thought about Rani atleast. Nandini is not worried about Rani as Meethi is with her. You, Akash, Maiyya are there for her. I had to do my penitence and it’s done now. Meethi tries to make the Inspector understand but in vain. Lady Constable handcuffs Nandini. Meethi tells Nandini not to worry. Akash will do something. Nandini looks at them once and then leaves with in the police jeep.
Meethi says we will have to do something to save Nandini. She was not at fault in this. Akash knows it too. You stay with Rani. I will go to police station with my lawyer. I will do something and get Nandini out of the jail. You please stay here. He leaves. Rani wakes up and asks for Meethi Ma. Maiyya assures her that she will come. Rani wants to go home. Maiyya agrees to take her home till doc discharges her. rani says I am perfectly fine. I will take care of all of you once I reach home. Chameli too had a change of heart. She wont make any mistakes now. Maiyya is surprised.
Lawyer explains the situation to Inspector. Inspector understands their point but it is a murder. I will have to first talk to all the witnesses. Akash repeats that Khanna had shot one bullet already. If nandini wouldn’t have come to his rescue on time then the second bullet might have hurt him.
Inspector is ready to consider all the angles but first he says he is applying for judicial custody. You can request for bail from the court but it will be a tough call for you. Akash wants to meet Nandini but Inspector denies. we have to take Nandini’s statement first. Akash wonders what he will say to Rani when she will ask him about Nandini. Gomti does Rani’s puja. Rani hides behind the sofa. Maiyya asks her about it. rani replies that she and Chameli used to play hide and seek like this only. See, when she will come home she will look for me. Meethi and Akash look at each other. Meethi makes Rani get up. Please don’t call your mother Chameli from today onwards. Her name is Nandini. Call her Nandini. Rani nods. I will call her Nandini Ma. Come, let us go find her. Meethi says I wont be able to make you meet her right now. She has gone out for some work. Rani reasons that I had forgiven her. Meethi replies that Nandini left this house thinking about your welfare. Don’t worry about her. She loves you a lot.
She wants happiness for you, she wants you to go to school and study diligently. Rani wonders if Nandini Ma will never come back. Akash says no, she will come. She will write letters to you and call you even. she will come to bless you when she grows up. Meethi tells Rani that her mother (Nandini) is very good. Whatever she did today, she did it for you. She loves you a lot. Trust me. Rani knows that too, but what will she go by staying away from me? Meethi says she will think about herself, you and all of us. But yes, she is far away but it doesn’t mean that you will forget her. Remember your mother forever as she only is your mother. She loves you very much. We share a bond from the heart. Akash tells her not to forget this bond ever. Rani agrees. If you both are saying it then I accept that whatever Nandini Ma has done is right. She tells her Nandini Ma (out loud in thoughts) that I know you can hear me wherever you are. I will wait for you! Everyone gets a little emotional.
Nandini is taken to her cell. She notices a small girl crying for her dad. Lady Constable tries to calm her down but in vain. Nandini asks the other lady constable about the girl. she is shocked to know that the girl is Khanna’s daughter. Lady Constable bluntly tells the little girl that her dad is no more. The little girl refuses to believe her. My dad can never leave me. tell him that his Tanu is here. She calls out for her dad. Where are you dad? This aunty is saying that you are no more. Please come.
Nandini feels bad. Lady Constable asks Tanu about her mother. Tanu says my Mom is with God. My dad is my mom only. He loves me a lot. He gets me everything that I ask him to! Where are you dad? Constable herself is in a fix as to how to make this little girl understand this bitter truth. Both your parents are with God now. nandini is pained to see Tanu in this condition. She thinks of Rani. Next morning, Akash wakes up Meethi as it is time for Rani to go to school. He reminds her that they have to make Rani live as normally as possible asap. Meethi is about to get out of the bed when she realises that Rani is holding her dupatta in her sleep. This girl is very naughty. I know she is pretending to sleep only! Akash tells Rani to wake up as she has to go to school. Meethi suggests letting Rani take an off today but Akash is against it. she will make excuse today and do the same tomorrow. Wake her up! Meethi agrees. They both have to finally tickle her to wake her. Maiyya gives phone to Rani. Akash points out that she is spoiling Rani. This is not the age to use phone. Maiyya is giving her phone for her safety only. Meethi makes Rani finish the glass of juice. Rani wants Meethi Ma to accompany her to school but Meethi lies that her feet are still paining. Maiyya asks about her feet once Rani and Akash leave.
Meethi says it is nothing serious. I had actually received a call from Nandini. She wants to meet me. Meethi has come to meet Nandini in jail. Nandini says I don’t regret killing Khanna. No punishment is big in its return. But unintentionally I have done wrong with a very innocent person. Meethi thinks that Nandini is talking about Rani. Don’t worry about her at all. She is very intelligent. Nandini says I am not talking about Rani. Nandini looks at Tanu. Meethi too follows her gaze. They both see the lady constable trying to feed Tanu but she refuses to eat anything. Meethi asks Nandini about Tanu. Nandini says she is Khanna’s daughter. Her mother died long back and now Khanna is also dead. Police will send her to orphanage. She will get Khanna’s property only when she is 18. I don’t know why but I am scared for this little girl. What if she falls in the wrong hands? She might become another Chameli. Meethi is confused. Nandini finally speaks up. No one can get a better mom than you. Will you adopt this girl? Tanu refuses to eat the fruits as well. She throws he book away in anger / despair and it lands near Meethi. Meethi notices the drawing in the book, of Tanu and her papa. Tanu cries for her papa. Nandini asks Meethi what is she thinking. Meethi says I recalled my childhood. I too dint have parents when I was a kid. Anni and Bhai raised me up with love. I too dint know back then that I had parents. I used to feel sad when I used to see little kids going to school. I can very well understand what this little girl must be feeling. She notices the name on the drawing book – Tamanna (Tanu). Its a beautiful name.
Akash comes out of his office to meet Meethi. you could have come inside. We have hired Vishnu as the architect for Iccha Ma’s project. Come and congratulate him. Meethi agrees to do it later. I have some other important work right now. He gets worried. She moves aside and he notices Tanu in the car. Tanu too looks at him eagerly.Meethi moves aside and he notices Tanu in the car. Tanu too looks at him eagerly. Meethi tells him about Tanu. There is no one to take care of her now as both her parents are dead. This little girl is all alone in this big world now. Police was going to send her to orphanage. He knows that she wants him to adopt Tanu and take her to their home. Meethi nods. He trusts her and knows that she wont do anything wrong. Think once, this girl’s father has been killed by Rani’s mother. God forbid what if she gets to know about this in future? This can cause hatred between the two girls. Meethi understands his point. But I am sure nothing like that will happen. We cannot ruin this girl’s present by thinking (getting scared) about her present.
You know that every kid can be free from his / her parent’s burdens (past) if the upbringing is good. We will give her very good upbringing. He smiles and starts talking to Tanu. He asks her name and also if she would like to come with him. Tanu nods, but hope you wont scold me. Akash promises not to scold her ever. Meethi too promises her that they will love her a lot. Tanu smiles broadly. She agrees to go with them to their home. Meethi thanks Akash. All three of them sit in the car.Rani comes home and is happy as Maiyya has brought lot many clothes for her. She thanks both Maiyya and Gomti Massi (Dadi). Maiyya has also got something for Manav too. Give it to him when you get time. Rani lists down her whole day’s schedule then and there. Gomti is amused. Rani has become busier than Akash. Rani smiles. Rani notices Meethi coming in. Wow, you too have brought something. Even Dadi has brought clothes for me. she looks at the clothes brought by Meethi and says they are not her size. Don’t you know I have grown up? Meethi says they are not for you. They are for a little doll. She calls out for Tamanna who walks inside holding Akash’s hand. Akash tells Tamanna that it is her new house from now onwards.
Maiyya, Gomti and Rani are confused. Meethi tells them that this little girl’s name is Tamanna. She will stay with us from now on. Rani stares at Tamanna unhappily. Maiyya wonders if Meethi brought another girl in their house. Who is this girl? Gomti too is clueless. Meethi notices Rani’s upset face as Rani leaves from there without saying anything. Akash too notices the same.At the dining table, Meethi serves food to Tamanna. She is about to sit in the chair kept next to her but Rani asks her to sit beside her. meethi points out that Gomti Massi has already occupied that place. Plus it is Tamanna’s first day in the house. She is younger so I will have to sit with her. rani refuses to eat anything if her Meethi Ma wont sit beside her. Akash and Meethi sweetly tell her not to be stubborn. Maiyya offers to feed Rani with her own hands but Rani only wants her Meethi Ma. Meethi again tells Rani not to act stubborn. She asks Tanu if she needs something else.
Rani is losing her cool slowly. Tanu tells Meethi to sit with Rani Didi. Meethi pats her face saying it isn’t like that. Rani Didi is very intelligent. Plus Tamanna is her little sister. Rani shouts in denial. I have no younger sister. You will bring anyone and I will accept her as my sister? Meethi isn’t pleased by that remark and makes it clear to Rani as well. Akash thinks it is not necessary that kids will agree with or like whatever elders decide. How to explain it to you! meethi tells Rani to eat quietly. Will you not listen to me? Tamanna too will stay here from now onwards. She too is my daughter just like you. I have two daughters from today. I am fully sure you will accept Tamanna as your little sister and will take care of her. Rani refuses to do anything like that. I have no other sister and you have no other daughter. Only I will call you Meethi Ma. She heads to her room while Meethi calls out for her. Maiyya decides to talk to Rani. I find this very wrong though! You took such a big decision and dint even ask me or told anyone. How will anyone accept this new relation suddenly? Meethi apologizes to her. I dint want to hurt you. It was so sudden. I only asked Akash and brought Tamanna here. Gomti claps for her in mockery. I will make jiji understand (she thinks in mind that it will be fun now).
Akash tells Tamanna not to worry. Rani is a little short tempered but she has a good heart. Tamanna says she doesn’t like me. meethi explains that Rani will take her time as Tamanna is new here. Rani will love you a lot once you both become friends. Finish your food. You too have to go to school from tomorrow with Rani Didi. You like painting, right? I will get you admitted in painting classes. Tamanna smiles happily.Rani tells Maiyya that she wont accept Tamanna as her sister. I don’t like that girl at all. I was the only child in Chameli’s house too. How can Meethi Ma bring some other girl home like this? She is only my Ma. Maiyya agrees with her. she is my granddaughter’s Ma. You are my Akash’s daughter, my blood, my heir. Whatever is in this house is yours! Let that girl stay here. She has no right in this house. Rani wipes her tears. Maiyya tells her to give Tamanna her old clothes, toys, books. She will be happy with all that only. Rani is upset that Meethi Ma feeds Tamanna with her own hands. I don’t like it at all. Maiyya tells her not to mind it for one or two times. Your Meethi Ma is very naive. If you want something then you cannot be angry all the time. You have to be clever.
What’s the harm in smiling if our work can happen faster that ways? We should get it done somehow. Smile with that girl a little. It will make Tamanna and your Meethi Ma happy too. Do a little drama. Rani nods.Maiyya joins them back on the dining table. I have explained it to Rani. She will apologize to Tamanna. Meethi smiles in relief. Rani gives sorry card to Tamanna. You will feed me food right? Meethi nods. Rani sits on her chair and exchanges a wink with Maiyya. Tamanna checks inside the card and there is a monster drawn inside. She is taken aback and looks at Rani. She closes the card. Akash has to leave for office. Meethi tells him to drop Rani for her badminton classes on his way. We have to get Tamanna’s adoption papers too. Akash agrees to complete that formality too. Rani is angry again but controls herself. She leaves with Akash.
Meethi brings Tamanna to Rani’s room. You will share this room with Rani Didi from today onwards. Tamanna nods. But Rani Didi will be upset. She wont like it if I will stay in the same room. Meethi assures her that nothing like that will happen. Rani is really nice. She will love you a lot. You can rest for a while. I will join you soon. tamanna wants to do painting. Meethi allows her to do whatever she wants to do. This is your house, your room. Maiyya calls out for Meethi so she leaves from there while Tamanna sits down to paint.
Damini and Nani have come to meet Meethi. Meethi is surprised to see them both together. Nani says when the kids can become friends then we elders too can sort out our differences. Maiyya is amazed. Damini asks Meethi about Tamanna. Have you thought it out properly? Meethi says Akash is with me in this decision. Ma and papa too had accepted Kanha bhaiya. Bade papa and his family too had accepted you and Ma when you had shifted to their house. I have learnt this all from you only. Do you think I am wrong in accepting Tamanna? Maiyya goes from there on the pretext of sending tea for them. Damini is concerned about Rani. She has just come here. She doesn’t even know about the customs of this house and you have brought Tamanna here now. how will she accept Tamanna? Meethi knows that Rani will accept Tamanna as Rani is her daughter. I know it will be little tough in the beginning but eventually they both will accept each other.