Kashibai Bajirao Ballal Written Update
“I want to eat the mangoes off your palms,” Mastani urges Baji. Baji is in a trance while he performs it. In the words of Mastani, tell me that you and I are one. After 16 long years of waiting, please tell me that you are mine.
Recalling Kashi’s feelings for him, Baji is overcome with emotion. He wonders if Mastani loves him as he stares at the painting she painted of him. There is a lot of talk about Mastani. Kashi and I are married; therefore, Baji claims this isn’t true.
Kashi is wailing on her own. Baji’s letters haven’t arrived yet, according to Ganga. Kashi tells me he misses me, and I agree. Radha shows in and tells everyone to stay inside because of an upcoming eclipse.
I’m married to Kashi, so we can’t have a relationship, Baji informs Mastani. In spite of what Mastani insists, I am unable to manage my emotions. My love for you bonds us together, even if I am aware of your union.
My mother told me to ignore you when I found out about your marriage, but I couldn’t since I loved you so much. You and I were destined to meet at some point. She leads him to the mandir and says, “My father told me that love should not be about a connection but rather about worshipping someone.” I understand your wife owns the property on your right, but it’s fine with me to be on your left. I’m only asking for a sliver of your time.
Baji tells me that you’re putting a lot of pressure on me. Since I am a monogamous person, it is not possible for me to embrace your love. I don’t know anything about regulations or religion, adds Mastani. If you don’t love me, why don’t you just tell me that right now? I’ve seen the love you have for me in your eyes. Tell me if you don’t find me attractive.
Baji shifts his attention elsewhere. People may call my love illegel all they want, according to Mastani, but I don’t want anything illegel from you. I only ask that you treat our sentiments with respect. Baji says we can’t do anything about it. “Just close your eyes and tell me if you haven’t fallen in love with me,” adds Mastani. Baji grins as he recalls their good times together.
Kashi and the infant are shielded from the eclipse by Radha’s shower. For the sake of her family, Kashi begs for any and all difficulties to be kept away.
Baji is ready to confess his feelings to Mastani, but he is distracted by memories of his time with Kashi. He tells Mastani that he doesn’t love her and that she has to put an end to these sentiments. He begins to go, but Mastani tells him that if he does, she will too.
To Kashi, Baji goes to his room, but he can’t write anything down since he’s in an altered state of consciousness. He collapses from shock.