And some women are like hearth fires, not much underneath, but they are all warm coals, burning for a long, long age while keeping the home enveloped in the warmth of love and security.
Aarti Scindhia, a woman scorned, a woman left by her husband for another woman, a woman supported by her in laws in living her life for her little child, Ansh. She has come a long way from the insecure and hurt woman she had been. Despite her scandalized past, she had enough faith and hope in humanity to leave the taste of discontent and bitterness to move on with her life and has made the necessary adjustments with more satisfaction than distress. The miscues of betrayal, hurt and anguish have been replaced with the smooth lyrics of love and support from a few members of her new family. The lifeless and frowning lines on her forehead have been replaced with the colors of Yash Scindhia, her rebirth and her second lease of love.
Aarti is a classy lady with finesse and confidence, whether dealing with the meddling Maya Buaji or the kids. A witty beauty with inborn strength, knows to take power with her own will, and not wait to have somebody give it to her. Even as she went through her initial stage of distrust and cynicism, even as she stumbled in her baby steps of taking the role of a daughter-in-law of the Scindhia parivaar, she had the innate sense to grab her new life with an open heart and steady herself before she tripped and fell to the ground. She has with the many facets of her character, has turned into a whole woman in every sense a man would desire, a child would adore and a family would love.
Aarti is a woman who dons love as beautiful makeup. All she needed was a small degree of hope to cause the birth of love in her heart. A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge leading to the truest wisdom and Aarti in her new found love and faith, knew who and what she wants. She with true grit, honesty and with full confidence has slowly made a place for herself in her new home. She with sheer patience and stubbornness has slowly started chipping away the hardened hearts of the senior Scindhias. She has enveloped herself in her love for Yash unconditionally and without any expectations, giving herself that one main weapon to make a niche in the Scindhia parivaar.
Aarti confessing her love to Yash, despite knowing that her love will not be reciprocated, a love that has become her passion of her whole existence. She fell in love with Yash, not because she wants him or cannot have him. It had nothing do with her either. She fell in love with Yash for what he is, what he does, how he tries. She fell in love with his kindness and strength. She has seen the best and the worst of him. She understood with perfect clarity what Yash stands for and she is lucky to have realized what a heck of a husband he is.
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where, I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close.” ~Pablo Neruda~
Aarti is wearing the glow of her love for Yash as bright as the red sindhoor that Yash had accessorized her for life. She is flowing in the rhythm of love as soft as the breeze that teases her senses with its whispers. She had become Yash’s shadow to the point that Yash has accepted her presence besides him unconditionally, even in the deepest of the darks. Be it her feeling the essence of Yash as she folds his clothes, or hearing his empathy towards another human through her ears, or following his heart to help Neelam and her boyfriend, Aarti has fallen deep into commitment wholeheartedly and unconditionally.
Aarti Scindhia irrevocably has fallen in love with the perfect Yash Scindhia, by seeing the imperfect person perfectly. Her love for Yash has enabled her to put her deepest feelings and fears in the palm of her partner, knowing they will be handled with care, when the time comes. She has, with her patience and persistence has set an example to the younger generation, that things in life can be achieved through patience and hard work. She has sent the message across that if a relationship is worthy and important, then it needs to be molded and nurtured.
Kratika Sengar as Aarti Scindhia in the Zee TV show “Punar Vivaah”, has progressed from the cynical woman betrayed to the damsel in love, second time round with as much ease as her being the fun and caring Kratika in real life. Her every emotion, gesture, and body language of a wife in love with her husband, is as smooth and transparent as wine, heady and intoxicating. I loved her transformation and maturity portrayed with slick direction and execution. She has vindicated herself with the viewers who had reservations of her portraying Aarti Scindhia. She has more than, in her own quite way, proved her prowess as a superlative actress.