Kerala always fascinates us right? It is known for a great amalgamation of rituals, be it marriage or engagement or anything. It has its own unique style of traditions that leave us spell bound. This evening, here is one such grand engagement function to which all of you are most welcomed.
The entry gate of the house can’t be more charming than this. It had a mix of orange and yellow marigold flowers which gave a positive vibe to the guests. Everyone can experience the pleasant and aromatic welcome on entering the house. There was a colorful rangoli at the front yard that was picture perfect. As per the traditions, the door was decorated with torans of mango leaves along with alluring flowers. Any function is incomplete without lightning. Yes, the house was twinkling with the series of bulbs, candle lights and diyas. Even the charming garden around the house didn’t go unnoticed. The centre of the hall had a water vase which had scintillating shades of fresh flowers. The house was over pouring with guests. The photographers were engrossed in capturing the beauty of the function. There were people moving in and out. Despite there being much difference of opinions within the relatives, there was a great exchange of smile with one another. Everyone looked happy on that particular day like there is no tomorrow.
Krishnan and Lakshmi were keenly concerned about the guest. They were providing them the needful. Everything was going smooth till that happened.
Krishnan asked Lakshmi to check on Dhisha. So Lakshmi went upstairs. Dhishs’s room was locked from inside. She knocked at the door couple of times. But there was no positive response. Lakshmi felt something fishy. She became intolerable with the each passing minute. Once Krishnan was informed about this, he came with the spare key and opened the door. Dhisha was not there except her letter.
I am sorry for doing this to you acha. I had told you many times about my wish. But you didn’t respect any of my decisions except allowing me to pursue fashion designing. Even you know that I got a job in Mumbai. Yet you didn’t allow me. You also know that I am not at all interested in marriage. Yet you forced me for that. So I decided to make my way. I know I am wrong. But I am sorry acha. I am heading to Mumbai.
Dhisha joined in Talent Solutions Company in Mumbai which is going to be her everything hereafter. Dhisha’s friend from Kerala informed her about her parent’s health constantly. Dhisha was convinced that they were well physically but not mentally. They still had the bitterness towards Dhisha. Dhisha decided to meet them once their anger subsided.
Time went on. Dhisha was in training period and enjoyed her work very much. She readily moved with everyone in the workplace. At times when she missed her parents, she dialed them. But on knowing that it was her, they were not ready to talk to her. So Dhisha made up her mind to give them the space they need. She just concentrated on her work.
Dhisha being a creative girl came up with many different ideas. Her ideas were very useful. She even designed lovely dresses. All others were astonished at her talent. She did the minute art works in a perfect manner. Her charismatic designs invited many celebrities to look in to the company. She gained everyone’s heart within a year. She was assigned to design costumes for films. Soon she got a chance to be one among the film industry. She explored many places along with the crew. She enjoyed the life to the fullest.
Initially, it was bit difficult for Dhisha to carry on. Being a costume designer for a film is not an easy task. She had to understand the film, its nature and everything. She had to market her skill indirectly through the film. It is through her design the character is portrayed. The costume in the film has its own part in determining the film’s success. As the look and mood vary according to the location, the style too varies. So, Dhisha had to fight a little with herself to catch up the flow. But as she was determined towards her work, she succeeded being a wanted designer.
Years passed on. She was successful in her career. Even her parents started talking to her. All the problems got settled and everything was fine. Dhisha was happy as ever. That night she got a call from her chief.
‘Be ready tomorrow Dhisha. Director Arjun wants to give you a chance to design costume for his film. So be ready’.
The next day Dhisha was in front of director Arjun along with her chief. That was the day she met Monica. Dhisha had to design costume for Monica. As Arjun introduced Dhisha to Monica, Monica hugged Dhisha and was so sweet to her. They talked the whole day like they were soul sisters. Monica shared her experience in film industry and when Dhisha got her turn, she narrated everything about her interests.
Then Arjun told the entire story to Dhisha and asked her to be ready with perfect costumes. She had to change modern Monica to a keralite Monica. Dhisha was very much delighted on knowing about the costume she need to design. There is nothing to work upon it. She was so much used to that costume. It was not even a costume as she is experiencing it from her birth. And it was the one close to her heart. She had to work on the costume which is nothing but within her.
The date was fixed to start the shooting. The day came. All were eagerly waiting to see Monica in traditional attire. Monica was dressed in sandal colored sari which had neat border works. Makeup artists were doing their best to bring a homely change in Monica’s face. Everything is done. Monica was ready.
She came out of the caravan. Everyone present there were amazed at her look. Till then, all of them had seen Monica in a modern style. But this is marvelous than anything. There was full of positive comments like, ‘Super’, ‘Looking gorgeous’, ‘Beautiful’, ‘Like an angel’ and much more. There was only one person sitting in the chair, without uttering a word. He is none other than the director Arjun.
Once the complements were over, everyone’s eyes were fixed on Arjun’s. No matter others like it or not, but director’s suggestion is more important. Dhisha was waiting for Arjun to open his mouth. He gave Monica a final look and said, ‘This costume doesn’t suit you’. Everyone was shocked. Arjun was so stern on his decision. So, no one was ready to oppose him. After a while, Dhisha said ‘Okay Sir. I will try another dress’. And she moved inside the caravan along with Monica.
But before she could advance, Arjun stopped her. ‘No need Dhisha. There is no problem in costume. Sometimes whatever we try we can’t change the look. Like that, this costume doesn’t suit Monica. So she can’t do that role’. Arjun said.
Monica was highly disturbed on hearing this. She pleaded with Arjun for not to decide so soon. But Arjun couldn’t be changed.
Arjun said, ‘Monica, Please control yourself. You are a great artist. You can get chances in many other films. But you can’t do this role.’
For the first time Monica felt that, she failed as an actress. After sometime she asked him, ‘Who is going to replace me?’
There was another shocking reply. He said, ‘Dhisha will do, if she is okay with that’.
‘What? Director said your name? I couldn’t believe’ said Nainita.
‘Yes. I too stood confused.’ Dhisha said.
‘Did you agree to it? You did that film? What was Monica’s reaction? What happened that day?’ there came a series of questions from Nainita.
Dhisha silently replied, ‘That day changed my heavenly life to a hell’