Scene changes. Naina (Rani Leelavati) is writing a letter while the battle continues in the background. She gives the letter and a Rakhi to be delivered to the King. The audience is completely glued to the play. Kartik enters in the play as her brother. Pundit, Munna and Sameer hide their smile as Naina calls him brother on screen. She prays as he goes to fight. Anand and Bela are impressed with the act. Tai ji keeps quiet. Kartik returns on screen after winning the battle. They all clap hearing Naina’s dialogue. She does his tilak and aarti. He wipes her tears and holds her hand. He pats at her head not to cry. He recalls Sameer telling Poonawala to let Naina tie Rakhi to Kartik so they feel like sibling. Kartik pulls Naina for a hug shocking her friends and family members. Naina struggles
and manages to pull away somehow. Sameer is hurt.
(Voiceover – Naina):
Kids of today might not understand the meaning of a blank cassette but back then, we knew it too well! The result of the drama was due in 3 days but right then, I dint care about the results at all! I was only concerned about my love life and went completely blank after what just happened!
Sameer walks out of the college. Sad song plays in the background as he recalls the scene he just witnessed. He throws a huge flower pot in anger. His mother’s words echo in his head as to how different he and Naina are. He sits down on the side of the road in tears.
Naina is looking for Sameer. She calls out to him but he walks away. She runs towards him and stands in front of his bike. He cooks an excuse and tries to go but she does not relent. She points out that Kartik did that intentionally. He replies that he will talk to her later. Tai ji is looking for Naina. She notices Naina holding Sameer’s hand and is taken aback.
Sameer refuses to listen to anything. She tries to talk to him but in vain. He pushes her hand aside refusing to talk to her. He begins to drive when Naina shouts I love you. Tai ji stops in her tracks. She tries looking at the guy’s face but someone blocks her view. Sameer drives away. Tai ji looks pointedly at Naina.
Tai ji tells her husband everything. She has no shame. She was shouting I love you openly. He asks about the guy but she shares that she couldn’t see his face. I kept telling you not to send girls to college but no one listens to me. See what happened! Arjun got us insulted in the society and now this! He gets up to go to talk to Anand but she tells him it is no point. I will find out everything about the guy first and then confront Naina! He tells her to be careful. The matter should not go out. They decide to keep this matter amongst themselves. She decides to teach her a lesson for what happened in the drama today.
Anand says even I dint like it when that guy hugged Naina. Acting is something else but that wasn’t welcome! Tai ji tells him to take care of the girls before they go out of hand. He is sure his girls wont do anything wrong. She says you don’t even know what’s going on right in front of you. He asks her about it but she does not tell him. She got us insulted before the entire college!
Bela says Naina told us that Kartik was at fault and not her. Tai ji calls her naive. She must have agreed to it or the kid wouldn’t have dared to do so! Now she will be punished for her punishment. I will be with her as her shadow till my husband returns. I will stay here only. She will wake up and sleep after seeing my face only. Does anyone mind? Bela mumbles her words sarcastically to herself.
(Voiceover – Naina):
I found India-Pak problem smaller before this one!
Tai ji goes to bring her stuff. Bela wonders if it was Naina who got punished or she. She is about to fall when Anand, Naina and Preeti hold her. She goes inside and he teases her.
Pundit and Munna are sure that Sameer must be really hurt. They go to check on him.
Preeti asks Naina how she will talk to Sameer or meet him now. Naina replies that she will meet him in the temple. We go there every Monday. Preeti nods. Only God can help you now.
Tai ji literally starts following Naina at every step and does not even blink her eyes. Naina wants to take a bath but Tai ji offers to give her clothes to change. She hands her a long frock / suit. Tai ji collides with her as Naina stops abruptly. Tai ji suggests accompanying her to the bathroom also if required. Take bath quickly and come to kitchen. You got to learn household chores. Naina wonders how she will speak to Sameer now.
(Voiceover – Naina):
I laugh thinking about those days today. That day, Tai ji was following me just like that small pug follows the baby in that advertisement. I was only worried thinking how I will talk to Sameer.
Precap: Naina calls Sameer but he does not pick up. Naina disconnects hearing Sameer’s Mami’s voice. Tai ji watches her dial a number. It must be that bike guy. She redials the number as soon as Naina goes.
Update Credit to: Pooja