"Love is always gentle and obsession always a rage"
Rohan is the young, ambitious and handsome suitor, in love with Taashi. For him she is an obsession and an enigma. He is impulsive, sometimes brash, too eager and egoistic. It's not that he is not nice or does not have his heart in the right place but more often than not he gets carried away by the situation and regrets his action later.
They are the best of friends and have known each other for the past three years. The constant comparision that she draws between any male and her dad irritates him since deep within himself he knows that this could turn out to be his biggest obstacle in his effort to win her. He has an extremely possessive nature and does not believe in things easily and chides Taashi for being innocent and gullible.
He loves to buy expensive gifts for Taashi which she does not appreciate as she feels that he should be practical. He depends a lot on her emotionally which is why sometimes he ends up not giving her enough space and freedom.
When Arjun enters her life and sweeps her off her feet he gets extremely angry. He is the only one who doubts Arjun's integrity and poses a threat to him but is unable to expose him. Inspite of the fact she marries Arjun, Rohan believes that someday he will win Taashi back.
Further into the story fate gives him an opportunity to confront Arjun under different circumstances and claim his love and the violent streak lying latent inside Rohan bursts out as he goes all out to destroy Arjun and his family.
"If not me she will not belong to anyone else"'how do you stop a passionate and obsessed lover on a warpath'
"He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it"
That is how Taashi describes her loving dad. An endearing handsome personality, he comes across as a soft spoken and humble person and one who is capable of making many sacrifices. Inspite of his age he has maintained himself very well. His amiable, pleasant nature makes him the favorite of whoever he meets. He runs a small quaint restaurant and is still trying to become a cook. His efforts to prove to the world that he can cook is the bane of many funny and hilarious incidents between the father and daughter.
He has managed to strike a balance between his work and bringing up Taashi and considering her wonderful qualities he seems to have done a pretty good job. Extremely well read, knowledgeable and intelligent he has an analytical mind. He is sensitive and emotional and does not believe that "boys don't cry" and you will find him howling while watching an emotional film. Inspite of his sensitivity he has an innate strength that has calming effect on others.
He is an example when it comes to loyalty and honesty in a relationship. Having lost his wife Rohini to a freak accident 17 years back he still fondly remembers her and celebrates their marriage anniversary every year. Till today his morning begins with wishing her a good morning first. Though there were a couple of opportunities to settle down again he has happily remained committed to his only love. Taashi admires this quality.
His journey is from being a loving father to being the supportive wall that stands between the evil forces and Taashi when it matters.
"Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them"
Robust, energetic, strong, determined'that is Arjun'there is Royalty written all over him'he describes impossible as "I am Possible". He does not believe in failure and is keen to walk the thin rope. A "man" in the truest of sense he is a daredevil. He loves living on the edge and loves pace. He is in a hurry to achieve his goals. Spunky in attitude and straight forward he sometimes rubs people the wrong way.
He is a flamboyant speaker and a charmer. He reeks of style. He does not give in to the baser instincts like violence and anger easily but when he does he is like a volcano ready to erupt. Intensely emotional and sensitive, he has an air of mystery about him which fascinates Taashi.
As if it was destined Arjun comes into her life like a breath of fresh air and within no time wins her heart. He makes an impression on her dad also instantly. He goes about laying down his elaborately charted trap with casual ease of an expert and blows away all obstacles in his path clinically. He is the kind of a man who people love to hate. He lies to Taashi about being an orphan and reveals to her about his family only after they are married. His charm is such that he convinces her to forgive him for telling such a lie. In a dramatic twist in the tale he starts falling for the innocent and loving Taashi genuinely and he undergoes a character transformation as he starts becoming the loving husband she always desired for. He stands up for her and his yet to be born child like a hero.
As the story deepens his past life connection to Taashi comes to the fore and they discover that they were meant to be together in this life time to equate their karmas from the past.
His journey is very intriguing as it shifts from wanting to destroy Taashi to being her protector
Popularly known as "Shastriji" he is a spiritual master and adept at various occult and metaphysical skills like astrology, palmistry and others. Though not in favor of black magic he is capable of going to that extreme as well. A tantrik with exceptional talent he can be very a very dangerous opponent. More than anything else he relies on his intuition which goes beyond the realms of his education. He is rarely wrong in his predictions. He does not believe in co-incidences'"Everything that happens in the world has a reason...there is a cause and an effect'we create the cause and bear the effect in our many lifetimes"
The Singh family has immense faith in him and have been his ardent followers since almost fifty years. He holds immense clout over the family and it seems that many times he takes advantage of his power. As the story progresses he transforms from arch enemy to Taashi's confidante.
"Manipulation is an art that very few can master"
A sly, maniplulative woman, she spells danger. She enters into Taashi's life after Arjun successfully kidnaps Bhim Kaka as his plant. She poses a huge threat to her and is intelligent enough to win her confidence by playing up to her emotions. Like a chameleon she changes colors to suit every situation and is a powerful ally to Arjun and his well laid out trap. She uses her age to her advantage and decimates the threat that Rohan poses to Arjun.
"Only when the clamor of the outside world is silenced can you hear the voices within"
She may not have the eyes to see and yet she is able to see what people cannot. The headstrong matriarch of the Royal family, she commands enough respect even at her frail age. She is like a tigress protective of her cubs. Like Bheeshma in Mahabharat had committed himself to the protection of Hastinapur, Kalki is committed to being the shield of this royal family. A humble maid who had saved the sole heir to the illustrious family she is a powerful personality. She never sits along side the family members and chooses to sit down on the ground as she wants to remain connected to her roots and not get carried away.
She has been blind since the past 65 years and yet has never felt like a disabled. She knows the haveli in and out'the passasges, the hallways, the rooms, the secret trap doors'the walls of this haveli have a story that she shares and hides in her heart.
With a strong sixth sense she is able to read future by the touch of her sensitive fingers on anyone's palms and she senses the past life connection when Taashi meets her. She has immense faith in Shastriji, the powerful family astrologer and knows about the curse. She knows that the family for which she has made the ultimate sacrifice of her own blood child today is on the verge of destruction as a past curse haunts them and she will not allow that to happen.
"Loyalty is a virtue that defines a personality"
Epitome of loyalty he has been an integral part of Taashi and Adheer's life. He has been instrumental in helping bring up Taashi. He is an interesting personality who is like a coconut…tough from outside and a softy from within. He keeps grumbling and arguing with Adheer and Taashi but means well. He dotes on Taashi and prays for her well being. He helps Adheer in his restaurant work as well and is like his man Friday. He is considered as a part of their family and is involved in all family decisions.
Edited by desigrl05 - 12 years ago