We have seen different shows showcasing widows but rarely have widowers been portrayed with such complexity, subtlety and importance. Yash Scindhia, father of two daughters, a loving son and a wonderful brother, loses his wife and the love of his life in the prime of his age making him a brooding and mournful person.
Yash Scindhia, a man of few words, turned introvert is shown as a complex character in the show. Always contemplative and quite, he goes through the motions of life like a robot and his main goal was to make sure both his daughters stay happy. He is a person with a very calm exterior but when he gets angry it hits you hard. He is a widower who built a mausoleum for his wife in his bedroom, a man fixated with cleanliness and aspires for perfection in life. He is an ordinary man who respects his family, is a dutiful brother, a good father and a good wedding planner too. Unfortunately he is also heartbroken and weak when it comes to his love for his dead wife, memories he is unable to break out of and move forward in life. He is a typical guy next door, nothing out of the ordinary, flawed, yet but you would respect him for what he is. Like any other human being, he craves for caring and attention, a companion who understands him truly, and would be able to understand his pain within his slience, and try to bring him out of his painful memories.
As Aarti is tied into this remarriage for her son Ansh's sake, so is Yash for the sake of his two daughters.Though the relationship is one of compromise for both Yash and Aarti, they respect and treat their relation as husband and wife and their main goal is to be good parents for their children. Both respect each other and are now getting into the vagaries of their married life.
In recent episodes we see Yash not happy with Aarti trying to be Arpita. We also see him go against his family and perform Arpita's SHRAADH against his family’s wishes, opposing the prevailing outdated customs. He also was adamant and clear in his thoughts that his new wife does not have to take his previous wife’s role but needs to develop relationships in the family with her own identity. He believes in truth and honesty. A doting father who goes by what he believes in his heart, be it accepting Ansh has his own son, and going as far as sacrificing his life for the son, or trying to help others in the name of humanity.
I would like to congratulate Gurmeet Choudhary for portraying Yash Scindhia to perfection, and as well as the makers, Mittals for giving us such an exemplary character.
It now remains to be seen how the script shows the transformation of Yash Scindhia to his previous happy and merrier self as seen from the flashbacks with Arpita. And how Aarti Scindhia will help to bring that former Yash Scindhia, full of life and energy back. As the next phase of journey starts in the lives of Aarti and Yash, moving past their previous marriages, I hope they find their own happiness with each other, and not just for the sake of their kids.
Till then, I wish the very best for the show and hope to see it reach greater heights with time.