Yash plants idea to ruin Ganga to the point Sagar will never look at her the same again.
Prabha is furious that whatever plan she makes, it thoroughly fails, and that she had wanted them to separate, so that a drama is created, that humiliates ganga in front of everyone, whereas she merely ended up bringing them close together.
In the room, sagar and ganga enjoy their new found romantic intimacy, both unabashed and their guards down due to being inebriated under the influence of alcohol. he keeps trying to be intimate with her, while even in her drunken state, she refrains back, due to her unmarital status yet. finally, he decides to put an end to this. she is boggled. He staggers towards the fruits kept on the table, and hurts his own hand with the knife, and thensmears her forehead with his blood, as the vermillion, thats makes her
his. she is emotionally overwhelmed. he says that it was necessary to make her believe, that she is forever his now, her sagar’s. she eyes him apalled, and hands his wound, and is unable to believe that they are husband and wife now. she clutches at him and he hugs her back, as tears stream down their cheeks. he then leads her to the bed, and makes her sit down. then he sways away, and switches off the lights. he then progresses towards her on the bed, and sits beside her, while she iws full of nervous anticpation of whats to come. he caaresses her hair away, and nuzzles against the nape of her neck, sensitising every nerve in her body, as a shiver runs down her spine. he lays her down on the bed, and gets atop her, as they both bask in the glory of their new found love. the night is a reminiscient of their consummation of love.
The next morning, ganga finds herslf sleeping over sagar, blissfully asleep, when she wakes up. she smiles in shyless, as she eyes him, and then kisses him on the forehead, while he is fast asleep. she tries to get up, but her dupatta gets stuck in the band of his watch. she stealthily manages to take it out, and then pulls away the drapes, while eyeing him, a smile constantly plastered on her face. she comes out, in a stance, unable to believe her new marital status, reminisceing her experience of the night, as she stands in front of the mirror. she eyes the vermillion, and then dons some on her own forehead, thinking that today onwards she is a complete woman.
Later, supriya comes and tries to wake sagar up, but he is in deep sleep. she is amused. finally when he wakes up, he eyes the finger and asks when did he get hurt like this. he has a bad hangover, and doesnt remember what happened. she teases him that he has forgotten everything in love. she asks what were they doing late night yesterday. he asks her to stop teasing, and asks for a solution for the headache. she asks him to freshen up.
Downstairs, all sit for the puja, as sagar and ganga sit together. prabha is tensed. all others happily comply. ganga is over sweet, and emotional towards sagar, due to their new found status, while he having forgotten everything, reacts normal. Later, on the roof, as ganga is drying clothes, she eyes the saree, in which she consummated her love with him, and is lost in thoughts of the romantic night, whn he comes, completely oblivious and nudges her out of her stance. she blushes and continues to giggle.
Later, Ammaji asks the priest to find a lucky muhurat for them to get married, as ganga and sagar excitedly sit. he says that 32 out of 36 compatibility tests they pass already. they are happy. all are very happy as he talks about a date, 30 days from now, which is perfect. ganga and sagar are thoroughly amused. ammaji sets the date as that itself.
All congratulate each other, and madhvi rushes to get sweets. they all feed each other. supriya teases ganga that she shall have to wait another month. all are excited. Madhvi suggests that many preparations need to be done, and ammaji asks her to start rightaway, as its a lavish affair. she rushes to call his father. then ammaji congratulates sagar and ganga too, who seek her blessings. all are happy, while prabha sits tensedly.
AFTER A MONTH
Sagar’s family receives the guests who have started arriving for the wedding fiesta. all members are busy with preparations and arrangements, while prabha watcehs this with angst and rage. Pulkit starts arranging for the wedding. He arranges for the furniture, chairs and fans etc. Prabha says
that they should get table fans too, instead of only ceiling ones. he asks her not to worry, as its all taken care of. after he leaves, prabha thinks that he has no clue that the fan brought on rent shall cause such havoc in the family. Meanwhile, she eyes supriya serving lassi drinks to the guests to take off the heat, and suddenly gets an idea. she comes to her, and asks whats she doing, as in good and pious work, white is unlucky, just like the widow status of ganga and if ganga sees, she wouldnt feel nice, as she would be remembered of her widow status earlier. they all start thinking on it, and people start gossiping about widow remarriage. ammaji and the family members are tensed that prabha unnecessarily brought it up. ammaji finally speaks up saying that she shall tell why she chose ganga for her sagar. she confronts them all, and then eyes prabhja curtly. she says that she changed her thinking, with changing times, and they should too. she says that its true widow remarriage hasnt happened, but only because the society doesnt want it, and they all reiterate ganga is a widow, but no one talks about her grandson being widow. she also reprimands prabha to say that white doesnt mean ominous, but it also represents sacrifice and the patience, that a widow has, and that she can change the tide of times. prabha and the guests are silenced too. she then takes a lassi glass and finishes it, gulping it down, while all watch shocked. she then calls maharaj and supriya to serve lassi to everyone. the guests reprimand her for insulting the rites and rituals. madhvi tries to intervene, but is stopped by her husband, to let ammaji speak up. ammaji says that she didnt sacrifice anything, but her orthodox beliefs, which she shed. her son comes and tells her that its good that she has now realised. ammaji then turns to the guests and asks whether they shall bless her son and bride or not.
Meanwhile, Ganga is dressing in her room, when she gets an insistent knock on the door, and a girl’s voice, asking her to hurriedly come down, and open up the door. ganga asks her to wait but the girl outside gets impatient. she continues to knock and holler for the door to be opened. as ganga opens the door, sagar, draped in dupatta hurriedly gets in, and then eyes her teasingly, while she shyly says that they have been asked not to be alone. she asks him to go, as if anyone sees, they shall be scolded, but he unabashed continues to progress towards her, while she retreats reflexively, as he has no concerns of being seen or caught. he grabs her, and then pins her against the wall, while she is shy and nervous. supriya comes in and they both compose themselves. she is amused, and asks what happened. sagar asks ganga not to say anything. but ganga blurts that she asked him to stop but he didnt. he vehemently protests, but supriya turns his ears, and wrenches them, asking him not to try and be oversmart. he asks her to believe him, and not ganga. surpriya says that she shall take him to ammaji, and he starts apologiisng profusely. supriya says that she has a condition. he asks what. she asks ganga to tell what to do, as this is a golden oppurtunity. supriya tells sagar that he shall have to be ganga’s slave always and listen to everything she says. he eyes her romantically, and then kneels in front of her, and accepts it, while ganga is overwhelmed. supriya is amused. he says that he shall be her slave for eternity, and do and say whatever she asks him to, and shall forever be hers. Supriya blesses them both. Just then, prabha comes that way, and finds them like this. he gets up instanrtly. she asks them what are they doing here as they are being called down. they hurriedly rush down.
Downstairs, all are busy in dance and merriment, enrolled in the spirit of festivity, prabha manages to arrange for a long wire from the electrician. MAdhvi comes to her and asks prabha to arrange for two buckets of water, since as per the ritual, ganga and sagar shall have to bathe aftre the haldi ceremony, after the mother sprinkles water on them prabha complies. she eyes ganga being brought down, and they all join the festivities. prabha thinks that even destiny sides with her, and handed her the perfect means, to ensure ganga and sagar’s death. Then the haldi ceremony starts, as ganga and sagar are made to sit together. ammaji starts with the ritual and then others follow. they all bless the happy couple. Prabha too comes and completes the rituals. madhvi reminds her of the waters. she goes there and sends maharaj away to attend to the kitchen. While noone is watching, prabha stealthily throws a live wire in the water area.
Rudra and ragini too perform the ritual, while prabha thinks that they can be happy all they want, but this shall be their last bath as the minute, sagar puts his hand in the water, he shall be electrocuted, and that shall mark the end of sagar and ganga’s love story. READ NEXT/ TUES 26 MAR ON GANGAA