On 10th October 2018 I visited YUDKBH Set once again and this time I knew how to take permission so I was all prepared with it beforehand only. I was told today only Ashi, Ayesha, Abha maam, Arjun and that new girl would be shooting. I asked what about next day i.e 11th October? The person said there is no guarantee whether there will be a shoot or not, these days one night before only they get to know whether there is a shoot tomorrow or not and if yes, then who all would shoot was also announced then. On 9th only Arjun and that new girl were shooting so no one else was on set. The person continued and said on 10th night only they would know if on 11th there would be any shoot or not and who would shoot. The possibility of no shoot made me think as I had a flight booked to return to Delhi on 11th. So, I agreed to visit the sets on 10th October.
The road to sets took me back to the last time I visited the set. I was trying to remember the route towards the set and at the same time my excitement was at peak. Finally, I saw the poster which said yeh unn dinon ki baat hai set, and at this point my excitement which was at peak met with anxiety. Even though I had been on set in July on 9th I still felt that Adeline rush inside me.
I entered the sets and the feeling was just amazing. The set has such positive vibes that it automatically brings a smile on your face. I asked on the set where will I find Ashi and they told me she was in shot which was happening with Taiji at Agarwal house. The set person asked me to keep my phone on silent mode and took me towards the Agarwal house.
Climbing those stairs brought so many memories from show and as well as from my previous visit to set. Some of the set members were sitting in the area outside the house and the shot was going on inside the house. The door which we often see next to Agarwal house was open and two small screens were there, from those screens I saw what was being shot. But wait that room was recently shown when Arjun tries to steal the money from a sleeping rakesh. Coming back the shot was taiji was lying on the swing and she calls naina and scolds her, basically the usual taiji naina scene.
Someone came and told me that the scene will take some time so meanwhile I can have a look at sameer’s house. I mentioned in my previous set visit experience that the taiji’s house has been converted as sameer’s house but this time the difference was there was light in the house and I saw all the rooms with a smile plastered on my face.
Finally the shot was over and this meant my chance to meet her. I nervously went inside the Agarwal house and saw Ashi and taiji were sitting on the swing. As soon as she spotted me she walked towards me and like last time I told her my name and we hugged. Ashi said “you came before also na”. I smiled whole heartedly because she vaguely remembered me. I told her yes and then about the last meet. I told her that I gave a poem and then she remembered it. Then I requested her for a pic and then we clicked a pic along with a selfie.
After which I gave her the gift that I brought for her and she loved it. Abha maam who was sitting on the swing also loved it. I said it looked like those beach glasses which used to be shown in cartoons. Ashi said yes and she would love to use it. Then I told her that since Randeep was not shooting today can I give his gift to her as well and she can give him the next time he comes on set. She happily agreed. I gave her the other glass I brought for Randeep and Ashi said “wow hum dono Sameer naina isme saath main piyenge”. Even abha maam said “hain boht pyara hai dono use karna”. I then requested Ashi for an autograph and she happily gave it. I was about to ask her for my friend but unfortunately the next shot was ready and she had to leave.
I waited for the shot to get over also because I wanted to meet abha maam. Once the shot was over Ashi was in rush because she had to change her dress so I met Abha maam. Abha Maam was really sweet and cute. After I hugged her she asked me if I have met her before I said no. she again confirmed and then said may be someone with similar look must have met her. I told her I am from Delhi and last time I visited the set it was in July but college shoot was going on. She was surprised and said you came all the way from Delhi and I smiled. I told her how happy and glad I am that I got to meet her. I told her that I love the way she portrays Taiji onscreen, she was delighted. We quickly took a picture. I was going to take her autograph when the director said shot is ready and that meant meeting time up. While I was leaving some other fans visited the set it was a family with a small kid.
Then I thanked the person for making me meet Ashi and Abha maam. I asked about Ayesha so I was informed that she is in the makeup room. I went downstairs and to my luck this time sameer’s room was open. So yes I did a chance pe dance I went inside his room. But wait sameer’s room is just below naina’s drawing room. The room was not in order but yes I got to see the whole room. That hallway which is shown outside sameer’s room even that I saw. Hallway had a door which was connected to our red rose.
After coming out of the room I asked for Ayesha. I was told she was in the makeup room. I requested to please make me meet her as last time I couldn’t meet her and this time I didn’t wanted to leave without meeting. After requesting for some time I was taken to the makeup room where I got to meet Ayesha. She was really sweet. I told her how last time I missed meeting her, she smiled. I requested for a picture and then an autograph. Ashi was also there in the room. But after that they were called for the shoot so they left.
After that I also went and saw the school cum college building. They only have two rooms one is that principal room and the other is their classroom which gets converted into music room activity room etc. I wonder where the library is, probably my next mission when I visit the set again. The set is like a treasure it’s fun to explore it believe me. After seeing the college area I was about to leave the set when I spotted Nageen maam (the writer of the show). I went up to her and told her we all love the show and the dialogues. Also thanked her for writing it so beautifully. After that I left the set.
So yeah, it was a very pleasing and a memorable visit. Thankfully unlike last time I wasn’t in a hurry to leave. Unfortunately the next day the entire gang was there as college scene was supposed to be shot but since I didn’t wanted to take a risk as the schedule wasn’t confirmed for the 11th I went on 10th to the sets. Touchwood next time I get a chance to visit the set hopefully most of the cast would be present especially the gang (fingers crossed).
P.s Thank You Farzana di and Amby for always being there for me.