Sanotshi asks Ganga why she is saying so about her vermilion. Santoshi touches her forehead. Ganga sets it right. Dint your husband come with you? Santoshi is uncomfortable. Ganga says sorry. Santoshi denies. He will accompany me next time to Banaras if Santoshi Ma wishes so. Are you married? Ganga shakes her head. Maybe you don’t know how innocent and sweet you are. Santoshi sweetly says she knows. They smile. Ganga says let’s go home now.
Sagar is looking for Janvi in the crowd. He hears a girl screaming for help and rescues her. He questions the so called goons. What did you get by doing all this? See what has happened. The goons hit him with a stick. He is hurt. Ganga and Santoshi run to find a way to home. Sagar begins to feel dizzy because of his head injury. Ganga notices him and is stunned. She leaves Santoshi’s hand and runs to Sagar. Kranti Ma’s goons stand before Santoshi. Ganga holds Sagar. Santoshi shouts Ganga but Ganga is concerned about Sagar. She keeps looking around for help but in vain. He has lost conscious. The goons cover Santoshi’s mouth as she tries to shout at Ganga. One of the goons get a call. We have the girl. They show knife to Santoshi.
Nupur shouts for Santoshi. Maid tells her Santoshi is not at home. Nupur sends her to call Madhu Mam. Dhaiya asks her what happened. Kaka says hopefully you realise now how important Santoshi is as she isn’t here today. Dhairya reminds her Santoshi is a maid. She will always be one. I neither think of her as my wife nor I ever will. Madhu comes there. Nupur complains to her. Madhu asks the maid to bring juice. No one will take Santoshi’s name in this house again. I am fed up. Her FIL tells her to think about Santoshi. No one knows where she is. You should find out. Madhu does not care. Nupur thinks Santoshi ran away. Dhairya hopes it happens. Atleast I will be free from her. Madhu tells them not to worry about Santoshi. She left on her will so she will come.
Police notice the goons so they run away. Ganga requests Santoshi to do something. Sagar isn’t opening his eyes. There is no one around for help. Ganga is in tears. Santoshi sprinkles water on Sagar. Everything will be fine. Santoshi requests police to help them. They take Sagar to hospital.
Santoshi sees Ganga all worried for Sagar. Doc checks Sagar. They take him inside. Santoshi notices Santoshi Ma’s photo nearby. She goes to pray. The nurses stop Ganga from coming inside. Ganga too folds her hands. She paces anxiously outside. Ganga runs to inform Santoshi Sagar has gained conscious. Doc asks Sagar about his health. He asks about Ganga. Ganga stops at the door. Doc says we don’t know the name but maybe it was her only. She was worrying a lot about you. Is she your wife? Sagar says no. She isn’t my wife but Ganga. Ganga is in tears. I cannot meet him. I wont meet him. Santoshi stands in her way as she backs off. Why did you stop while going inside? Doc sends the nurse to bring the girl inside.
Ganga tells herself to keep her emotions in check. Sagar is Janvi’s husband now. He is nothing to me. Santoshi goes after Ganga. Janvi is in the same hospital. She asks police to drop her home. They tell her to wait till the situation is fine. Santoshi asks Ganga where she is going. Ganga notices Janvi there. Nurse comes to tell Ganga that the patient is asking for her. Janvi asks Ganga who the nurse was talking about. Ganga shares that she came to admit Sagar.
Santoshi’s family rues the fact that Santoshi did not sign the property papers till date. A man gets Pushpa’s call (the maid). They are surprised to know that Santoshi is missing since morning. Amma is shocked. How can it be? The family members speak against Santoshi but Amma has full faith in her.
Janvi and Sagar come home. Everyone panics seeing the wound on Sagar’s head. Janvi tells them everything. She lies that luckily she was there or else. She sheds fake tears. Niru thanks police for bringing the kids home safely. Ganga and Santoshi come there in a rickshaw just then. Santoshi notices Sagar there. Do they live under the same roof? Seems like Ganga is in some very big problem. Ganga and Sagar look at each other. Amma ji compliments Janvi. You saved my grandson. They all go inside except Niru, Madhvi and Sagar. Raghav ji shares that the situation is under control. Everything will be normal by evening. Madhvi is glad that the reception can happen nicely now. Sagar stands there only. Madhvi reminds him that Janvi’s parents are here only. What will they feel if you will react like this? I beg you. Pulkit asks the ladies to freshen up. I will take Santoshi to the ghaat near ashram once things calm down. Santoshi nods.
Santoshi asks Ganga about Sagar. You helped him so much, took care of him but dint even meet hi. I see restlessness on your face when you come face to face. Ganga shares that she is an orphan. This family raised her once she lost her parents. They have done lot many favours on me. Santoshi says Sagar’s name did not come in the story even once. Ganga says it is better to not talk about some parts of the life. Santoshi nods. Our lives are coincidental. I too am an orphan. Thanks to Santoshi Ma I have many new relations in life. There are some relations whose meaning I will find in some time. Ganga points out that their pain is alike. Maybe this is how we are like two sisters. Santoshi nods. They go inside.
Madhu comes to her room. Kranti Ma did not call till now. I wonder what would have happened. I cannot keep everyone in dark till then. She calls Kranti Ma. How much more time will it take? I cannot keep my family members in dark for long. Kranti Ma tells her to wait. My men are doing their work. Madhu agrees.
Ganga is hanging clothes when she senses Sagar’s presence. She looks at him but then resumes her work. Since when did you begin to look away? I saw you before passing out. You came to meet. You left me on the streets to die. Why? I am standing here today because of Janvi or you would have! He holds her hands. She tells him to leave her hand. He asks her if she feels something because of his touch. I will leave your hand. Just tell me once if my touch does make you feel something inside you. The love shows in your eyes. She says when there is no love then how will you see it. She tries to leave but he holds her back. You are lying. You still love me a lot but are scared to accept it. She pushes him. Not I but you are scared to accept the truth. Truth is I don’t love you. It is as true as sun and moon. It would be good if you come out of this delusion. I have freed myself from all the bondages. This Ganga lives no longer for Sagar. He says ok. It is my marriage reception tonight. I invite you in the party. She is stunned. He asks her what happened. I know you don’t have the courage to come. She says why I will not have the courage. I will come as you have invited me. He leaves. Tears roll down her cheeks. Santoshi comes there. Ganga wipes her tears. I was looking for something that I dropped. Santoshi has heard everything. I know how much you both love each other. I cannot understand how after all this love Sagar is with someone else. Ganga rues sometimes people don’t understand things even after they are before your eyes. Santoshi asks her if she will attend the reception. Ganga understands that Sagar is taking her test. I cannot fail this test.
Janvi recalls Sagar’s words and care for Ganga when he got over his anger; when she dint put vermilion or when she was standing under the chandelier. She wipes her tears. Sagar comes to his room. She asks him where he went. I have been waiting for you. He looks away but she insists to talk to her. Why are you doing this? You married me but you still care for Ganga, not me. Where do I stand in your life? I am your wife before the world but what am I in your eyes. Answer me. He replies that he does not know. She says you will have to know. You married me. You have to take me as your wife. Why are you behaving like this? No one forced you to marry me. Why don’t you give me my rights? What’s my fault in this? He shouts back that he has no idea. I don’t know. He leaves from there.
Ganga thinks of Sagar’s words. Supriya comes there so Ganga wipes her tears. She notices the empty water jug. Ganga tells her she will bring it. Supriya goes. Ganga goes to bring water.
Sagar is pulling out all saree’s from a cupboard when Ganga comes there. What are you looking for? He says I am looking for that I lost – our friendship, our memories of happy moments; my love for you. Where did it all go? She says I don’t know. I have nothing. I freed myself from all those memories, bangles; saree’s all the moments spent with you. Now I have nothing with me that has your name. He keeps her hand on his head. Say that it’s true. She withdraws her hand. I have to study. Your wife must be waiting for you. She picks up the saree. He knows she cannot swear on him. this is a lie. She turns to go but he pins her to the wall. They share an eye lock. Sweet music plays. I know you cannot lie. You still couldn’t separate me from you. I am still very much alive in your heart, your breaths. You can try as much you want but cannot separate me. The tears, your eyes, they are all for me only. These lips smile for me only. You smile for me; look beautiful. It’s all for me. He caresses her hair, her face. Your breaths, heartbeats are all for me. Only me! Say that it’s a lie. Tell me how you will separate me from you! She pushes him away and composes herself. Go from here. This is sin. Leave. He says God will decide what’s what. I have understood one thing today. You are a liar! He leaves from there. Ganga is in tears.
Next morning, Ratan, Prabha and Yash pray in their house. Prabha is happy seeing Niru and Madhvi yearning for their kids. They are on the verge of destruction. Ratan says they wont be able to reach out to their kids because of the hatred filled by us. Now they will know the pain that parents feel. Yash says what we have done so far is the answer to Ganga for the slap.
Amma ji is going to see her sister (Shanta Didi). She is unwell. She is also worried about Ganga. She is still before Sagar. He can lose track anytime. Things have better after so long. Make sure they remain fine only. They notice Janvi sleeping on the sofa. Madhvi and Amma ji ask her about Sagar. Janvi shares that he dint come home in morning. They hear the sound of a car. Sagar angrily parks the car and hits it repeatedly. Everyone come out to see what’s happening. Janvi asks Sagar if he is drunk. He shakes his head. He notices Ganga looking from the window. My heart broke but I haven’t become Devdas yet. Niru stops him. Where were you? MAdhvi says Janvi fell asleep on the sofa while waiting for you. She is your wife. You could atleast tell her. niru asks him again and so does Madhvi. Sagar stays quiet. Amma ji wants to keep Satya Narayan Puja. He has lost his mind. Puja might help. She tells Sagar he will have to sit in the puja with his wife (pointing at Janvi). Sagar looks at Ganga and then heads inside. Everyone is worried for Sagar.
Ganga thinks of last night. She recalls Sudha trying to cut her hair in childhood after she lost her husband. She cuts her hair angrily. Supriya notices her thus. She stops Ganga. Have you become mad? Ganga cries. How to stop Sagar? He is hurting himself. How do I stop him coming close to me? He pulls me as close to him as much I try to go away. What do I do? I will burn everything, all the memories, everything that connects him to me. Supriya throws the scissor away. Ganga asks to be freed from every relation that binds her to Sagar. I want freedom from the very things that I loved dearly once. Supriya comforts her.
Everyone sits for the puja. Janvi extends her hand for the puja. Sagar sits there lost. Pundit ji explains the significance of marriage and the vows that they took. Sagar thinks of his marriage with Ganga. Sagar looks up.
Ganga comes there just then. They look at one another. Janvi follows his gaze.Pundit ji asks the couple to extend their hands. Sagar does so. He keeps looking at Ganga who walks away. Sagar goes after her even when Madhvi shouts after him. READ NEXT/ 24TH SUN FEB ON GANGAA