“Aagar kisi cheez ko dil se chao to kaynat bhi usko tumse milane ki koshish me jud jati hai”- Shah Rukh Khan, film Om Shanti Om.

No, this isn’t a King Khan dedication, I don’t really like the guy. In fact, I thought the film was atrocious. But here I am, quoting one of its popular dialogues.

Do you believe in the words, “Meant to be”? Do you believe in “Destiny”?

To be downright honest, I don’t and yes, a lot of it has to do with past experiences and bitter ones at that. Ex-lovers, empty promises, failed relationships have left me so cynical in the matters of the heart that breaking another’s heart left no dampness on my conscious.

But a recent episode has left me wondering…

Movie Still from “Maine Pyar Kiya”

A good friend I have practically grown up with is about to get married. His fiancée is a girl with whom he fell in love with 9 years ago. They were neighbours and their story was a fine example of window-2-window romance. But as they say, destiny had other plans…

The girl was married off to an NRI and sent off to Europe. And all my friend was left with, were bitter sweet memories. Two years later the girl returns home, tortured & harassed by husband and in laws. Yet another case of dowry harassment, I got to hear.

For the girl’s emotionally bruised heart the only remedy that worked was her old window. And so began their love story once again.

Twisted, no..this so called Destiny? If the two were meant to be together then why did they have to part? Why the unnecessary suffering? Is a pure heart the only requisite to tilt the universe in your favour, really?

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