Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chapter 27 Sangeet - 5

Yes, the most awaited dance. Anjali, Sunny, NK, La, Nani were holding their breaths’ as Alexy announced the next pair – Arnav and Khushi. They saw Arnav waiting for Khushi at the steps, which lead to the stage. He held out his hand for her when she reached near him. She looked into his eyes and saw the gentle smile which he usual reserves for her. She placed her hand in his still looking at him and then walked with him to the stage. 

Viren held out the pot for her to choose the team of their dance. Khushi picked one and passed it to Mami who announced the theme – “ Love” which earned so many cheers from the audience and the song was – Jab Tak Hai Jaan title song.

The stage was getting ready, light settings were being tested and in that semi-darkness Arnav walked towards Khushi and stood in front of her


She had heard him approaching and her heart was thundering in her chest. When he called out to her she looked up, into his eyes and there it was – his eyes conveyed everything that he couldn't voice. Both stood there looking at each other, an intense eye-lock, their unspoken emotions and feelings being expressed freely through their eyes. 

Finally as the piano music started, Arnav took her hands in his and said “My answer to your question (Why Arnav? Why?) is this Khushi” – with that Arnav bought her hand to his heart while the song played its first verses 

A/N: Strong recommendation to play the song as you read the below


Tumse hi jeete rahe (I kept living from you)

tumpe hi marte rahe,
(I kept dying on you)

jab tak hai jaan..
(as long as there is life..)

Khushi’s eyes were still locked with Arnav’s and she could feel all his hidden love for her. 

The audience was staring at the pair on stage in surprise wondering why they didn't start dancing. Pavan suddenly felt an unknown fear gripping his insides as he looked on his sister and cousin on stage while the other family members waited with bated breath.

As the song went on,

tumse do lafzon mein, (To you, in two words,)

tumse ye kehna tha..
(To you, I have to say,)

Arnav pulled Khushi closer to him and started walking in a circle around her singing

tumse hi mohabbat thi, (You are the one I always loved,)

tumse hi mohabbat hai,
(You're the one I love..)

Suddenly when he reached her back, he pulled her on to him so that her back hits his front and he waltz her slowly in that position singing 

tumse kehna hai, yoon rehna hai,
(I have to say, I have to live like this,)

In a very sensual manner, his right palm casually rubbed over her tummy causing goose bumps to erupt on her skin.

 She immediately catches his hand, her face flushed and lost in the moment.
 He takes her hand and runs it over his right side of the face singing 

jab tak hai jaan..
(as long as I live..)

NK, Sunny, Alexy, La and Anjali were standing stunned, but their eyes were shining. Nani had tears in eyes. Adhiti, Anu, Payal were enjoying this love song and the slow passionate dance. Akash was frowning. Viren, Aman, Mami and Mamaji had a knowing smile on their face. While Pavan was feeling slightly disturbed?

Arnav turned Khushi towards him and he then lifted her up in his arms and rotated in a circle singing the lyrics slowly while Khushi held on to his shoulders. Both still in eye-lock.

teri aankhon ke sajde mein (In prayer to your eyes)

rehna palkon ke parde mein (
I have to live hidden, (lit: under curtains))

jab tak hai jab tak hai jaan
(long as I live, long as I live..)

He allowed her to glide down along his body while stressing the words ‘jab tak hai jaan’

Khushi tries to moves away but he holds on to her hand making her look back at him.

 When she finally looks at him, he gave a tugged her hand pulling her closer into his arms. As she tries to shy away again he holds her hand and twirls her. Sitting on his one knee, he catches her waist from behind as she comes crashing into him after the twirl.

He then stands up and brings her hands around his neck and as he takes her in a hug, he sings

teri baahon ki narmi mein, (in the softness of your arms,)
saanson ki garmi mein,
(in the heat of your breaths,)
jab tak hai jab tak hai jaan
(long as I live, long as I live.)

Khushi rest her head above his wildly beating heart and closed her eyes. There she found the peace that she had been searching for.  Arnav’s hands moved over lower back bringing her more closely into him if possible. He touched her right cheek with his nose while singing and khushi breath hitched. 

Suddenly realizing what he was doing he leaves her slowly singing the lyrics and turns his back to her trying to control his raging heart as the piano music takes a dip

Khushi was in a trance till then. The female lyrics had started to play in the background. She noticed Arnav moving away from her as the lyrics continued.

tumse do lafzon mein, (To you, in two words,)

tumse ye kehna tha..
(To you, I have to say,)

Khushi’s heart sang the next lines of the lyrics and Arnav as if he heard them turned to her slowly.

tumse hi mohabbat thi, (You are the one I always loved,)

tumse hi mohabbat hai,
(You're the one I love..)

The stood slightly apart with their eyes locked and slowly they bridged the gap between them and embraced each other. 
tumse kehna hai, yoon rehna hai, (I have to say, I have to live like this,)

Both looked into each other’s eyes with a small happy smile – ‘Yes! They both realized that they are destined to be together. Neither can survive alone again’

jab tak hai jaan..
(as long as I live..)

Khushi then started singing her next lines with a teasing smile nudging Arnav’s right cheek with her ring finger and grazing it over his cheekbone. 

raatein jaagenge raaton mein, (we'll wake for nights, all nights)
teri bemaani baaton mein, (in your useless talks)

Arnav holds her hand and kisses her fingertips singing “Jab tak hai jab tak hai jaan”

kori kori shaamon mein, (in free, untouched evenings)

gungunaaye kaano mein,
(someone will whisper into my ears,)

jab tak hai jab tak hai jaan
(long as I live, long as I live..)

Khushi turns to face him and Arnav holds her waist with his right hand. Khushi locks her right hand in his left hand and they sway towards the audience taking a dip with their locked hands and then breaking the hold twirls and comes face to face again. All this time, Arnav keeps repeating the line “Jab tak hai jab tak hai jaan” as an echo to her lines while caressing her face , hands, palm involuntarily.

He then twirled her around him in a pride with an expression of “MINE” written all over his face. Her eyes conveyed to him her silent promise -  “I am yours” and with their each twirl this realization bought a wonderful and peaceful smile on the couple. 

She finally landed in his arms and he bends her to the floor of the stage as the stage lights dimmed around them. 
They were both lost in each other’s eyes as the music played on. 

The mild breeze from the near by riverside ruffled her hair strands making them tease his nose. He brings her back to standing position; their eyes still locked and they stood still in their embrace.

Audience stood in awe forgetting to clap. The pair was magnetic to each other and their sizzling chemistry was unmistakable. The family too, stood enchanted by this handsome pair standing in the spotlight on the stage. NK, Sunny, Alexy and La looked at each other in happiness as their mission became success. Anjali had tears running down her cheek silently while Viren squeezed her shoulders. Akash had a small smile on his lips while Pavan felt suddenly worried. Adhiti however noticed this slight agitation and worry lines on Pavan’s face as she stood across him. Anu and Payal winked at each other confirming their hunch about Arnav and Khushi’s relationship.

Arnav and Khushi were lost in their memories – their childhood days; the care, the love, the fun, the pain, the sorrow, the happiness. They realized that they had been in love all these years without realizing it. They both smiled at each other and silently promised to be there for each other not only in this life but also in every lives they have (7 janmom ki rishta).

 Nani noticed that her kids were “lost in their own world”…..”Not bothering to come from there…. ever”. She couldn't have been more happier than now.

A/N: I know I had been on a long break with this story. Well, personal reasons kept me away; anyways your comments encouraged me for a comeback. 
Well! The comeback should be with a dhoom! Right?

I hope I had been able to deliver an impact performance with Arshi. You people should let me know how you felt. I know this song is different from the other songs/dances I have written but I wanted this song to convey their feelings. Arnav or Khushi never wanted words to express their feeling. 

If you feel like the you didn't have a ball, then get ready for the final performance in the Sangeet! We will rock the stage...what say?

Song part writing credit shared with Ranianjali/Daljeet/Adhiti

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  1. Awesome Part...
    Eagerly waiting for the Cause of Pavan's reaction?

  2. that was hell of a dhamaka dear... Arshi dance, well served dance with the amount of passion required for it to be Arshi dance..

    The pics you have are so perfect for the dance you have described.. it was so hard to say that whether you weaved the dance around the pics or got perfect pic to go with the dance.. though some part was their teri meri dance but it was still not that.. oh i enjoyed the dance a lot.. how they seem to forget that they have a audience.. thinking about that Arnav is gonna make khushi blush a lot after their marriage as he wouldn't be able to keep her away from from him or keep his hands to himself ;)

    1. Pavan concern is a bit alarmly for me but he had no inkling of their love, so it has to be a bit weird for him..

  3. superb updt

    luv it

    thanks for pm


  4. well well what to say really an incredible update with a swashbuckling performance and add to that a sizziling chemistry ....maya you have come up with a bang and a dhamekedar performance.....the emotions sparks their inner feelings desire their eagerness all in all their love for each other were flowing along wid your words which made us believe that the scene was happening in front of your god damn eyes....freakingly good ....dont really have a word to explain on the emotions you have displayed througj their dance....lovely update incredible chemistry nd to top it all breathtaking display of love through your words ....the choice of te somg was immaculate ...
    Thanks for the pm.....
    Love u tk care.....
    Keep smiling.....
    I think u have guessed it who am i.....but still i m confirming it.....
    Yups you are correct.....

  5. Awesome update I loved it

  6. it was a magical episode...i fell in love with this song and the way u hav described the song its even better.....the chemistry was actually sizzling to read as well....i m just scared for pavan's reaction....but all in all an update worth the wait

  7. very very magical and very mesmerising way to express their love.

  8. oh wow!!! a dhamakedar performance for Arnav and Khushi

    Most magical song to convey what they were feeling for each other

    with the pictures I could absolutely visualize their dance sequence

    can't wait for the next part

  9. lovely update... but im worried after reading pavan's reactions