Anupama 8 January 2023: our engagement today. Anupama says congrats. Akshu says she is Anupama, I met her once. Anupama says sometimes heart connects in one meet only, I thought we have a relation of past birth, I feel very happy. Akshu says she is like a mum, her name is also Anupama, Idea, its all destiny that we met, so your cab tyre got punctured in front of our house, you have to come and bless us. Abhi says yes, please come. Anupama asks how can I. They call her Maa and ask her to come. Abhi says mum couldn’t come so Mahadev has sent her, Akshu. Akshu says please come. Anupama says fine, I can’t refuse if you both are inviting me with so much love. They dance on dhol. Dadi says who did they get along. Suwarna says they look so happy. Anupama greets everyone. Leela asks Kinjal to finish the juice. Rakhi comes home and greets them. She says I have come here to stay. Leela asks her to leave. Rakhi says too cute, I came here to stay, not to meet. Leela gets shocked. She says this is not your house or a hotel, why did you come. Rakhi says for my daughter, I will take care of Kinjal till Anupama comes back. Leela and Rakhi argue. Rakhi says Anupama has gone on honeymoon with her BF before marriage. Kinjal says Hasmukh has sent her, I made her swear so she went, don’t blame her. Rakhi says you are too innocent or she is too clever, let her enjoy, I m here to serve you, I m just saying. Mama says its fine, just be here. Rakhi says everyone just talks of Anu, she is damn lucky. She thinks I got a chance to stay here, thanks to Anupama. She smiles.
She says Udaipur is famous for Destination wedding, did Anuj and Anupama go there to get married, they will have fun, who knows what Dhamaal they are doing now. Leela gets angry. Vanraj looks on. Aarohi leaves the car and says I will take the keys with me. Kairav says ring will be made in 6 hours, you lost the engagement rings, how can you be so careless. Vansh gets sad. Reem hears them. She says sorry, I heard, don’t worry. Vansh says I messed up. She says we will find it. Anupama says they gave me Manjiri’s saree and jewellery also. Manjiri sees them on the video call. Everyone waves to her.Abhi asks is everything fine, are you happy. Anupama greets Manjiri. She says thanks for giving me your clothes and jewellery, thanks for your smile, get well soon. Manjiri says thanks for being a part of their happiness. Anupama says you are in hospital but you are present with us here, you are in their heart, I can understand your pain, but this is life, we just have to smile and face every test, get well soon, I will pray for you. Manjiri smiles. Akshu says we are also ready to face any obstacle. Manjiri says I m very happy when my children are happy, my Abhira. Akshu says Manjiri has given us a new name, Abhira. Neil says Abhimanyu and Akshara, wow.
Manjiri says take care of our new guest. Abhi says don’t worry, it will be a memorable day for us and Anupama. Anupama says thanks for giving me such respect, its tough to see such values in children. She thanks the families for giving them such values. Dadi also compliments her. Abhi and Akshu take elders’ blessings. Yeh Rishta….plays… Vansh cries and says I m sorry, its better to tell them. Kairav says sorry, I don’t know what to do, we don’t tell them. Akshu asks what happened. Reem says I messed up the things, Vansh was talking about the makeup I missed at home. Akshu says no need to take tension for a little thing. She goes. Kairav thanks Reem. Reem says anything for you all. Kairav says God will help us. Vansh smiles seeing Reem. Anupama gets the ring pouch. Abhi says you are our guest, come. Dadi says everyone has come, start the fun before engagement. Harsh says Manjiri is in the hospital. Dadi says Manjiri wants us to have fun. Manjiri nods. Dadi gives the mahurat time. She says it can’t be missed, Kairav where are the rings. Kairav says I have kept it safe. Suwarna says get it here. He says it can get misplaced here. Abhi and Akshu say finally…. Aarohi sees Neil and goes. Neil says its time for Abhira engagement. Abhi and Akshu smile. Jaaniye….plays…. Abhi gets some call. Aarohi looks on.
Anupama talks to Samar on call. She says the city is nice and people are better, I met Goenkas and Birlas. He asks really. She says yes, I m in Abhi and Akshu’s engagement, Anuj has gone in a meeting. He jokes. She says I m enjoying a lot here, I feel like they are family, this engagement is like a fairy tale, I wish Anuj and I also… He asks what. She says nothing, its time for engagement. She ends call. She says I m Dadi, not a Shehzadi, how can I think that. Samar prays that her heart wins over her mind, dreams and love have no age. Vanraj sees Leela crying. Leela says everyone questions me about Anupama, I have done everything for family’s happiness, but everyone will laugh when a Dadi gets married, we have to pay a price for it, we don’t want any change to happen in our house, our family respect is connected to Anupama, she knows it, even then she left, I fee ashamed because of Anupama. He goes to get water. Akshu, Shefali and Nishta dance on Mahi Ve. Abhi, Parth, Neil and Aarohi join them. Anupama thinks of Anuj and smiles. She keeps the ring pouch back in the purse. She also goes for the dance. Abhi gets a call. He goes. Aarohi sees him. Akshu stops her and dances. Anupama thinks to call Anuj. Rakhi jokes on Vanraj. He asks what are you thinking, I know you didn’t come here to look after Kinjal, Nani ji. She says you are very smart, Dada ji. He says then show any smartness that Anupama just focuses on becoming Dadi and forget her marriage, I can forgive her for anything but not for making my mum cry, now you decide, would you like to join hands with me to defeat them.
Bapuji and Samar express their happiness holding Anupama’s dance trophy. Samar says he got teary eyed when mummy announced her wedding with Anuj in front of Baa, Vanraj, and whole world. Bapuji says even him, Mamaji, Kinjal, Devika, Dolly were very happy hearing Anu’s announcement. Samar says MaAn confession is not a small thing. Bapuji says he will always protect Anupama’s trophy. Vanraj gets jealous seeing that and thinks he should decorate the trophy in Anuj’s hut instead. Rakhi joins him and says he is right. Vanraj taunts him to stop pestering him. Rakhi laughs on him that neither his wife, parents, nor children are under his control and asks not to get irritated as nok jhok happens between samdhis. He says there is a difference between nok jhok and making one’s life a hell. She taunts that he should protect Anu and Anupama’s love trophy. Vanraj says she will see what he will do when they come here. She says he is planning a drama again. He taunts her to enjoy it with a bowl of popcorn. She recalls Anupama’s wedding announcement and thinks she cannot wait to watch the drama and get a reason to take Kinjal to her house.
Kinjal offers Bapuji’s milk and medicine. Samar offers her multivitamin supplement. She feels happy seeing Anu’s trophy and describes Bapuji’s speech on stage while receiving trophy. Samar taunts Bapuji for his long speech and half emotional shayari/poem. Bapuji says he was very happy seeing his daughter’s win and will complete his whole speech once she returns. They all 3 then laugh together. Pakhi reads her friend’s taunting message regarding Anu announcing her wedding with Anuj on stage. She feels disheartened and thinks mummy cannot do this. Toshu also feels disheartened and thinks mummy’s act will bring him and Vanraj humiliation from friends and clients and his friends will taunt that he is becoming a father and is also getting a stepfather.Baa also vents out her anger on utensils. Kinjal, Bapuji, and Samar notice that and discuss that Vanraj is also frowning on the other side and Rakhi is instigating him. Kinjal says its good that mumy went to Udaipur instead of coming here or else they would have bombarded her with taunts. Samar gets Anu’s message that Anuj’s work is not yet finished and hence will stay back in Udaipur, she is on the way home and will reach home late night. Vanraj grins hearing that with an evil thought. Anu recalls her quality moments with Anuj and hopes he returns home soon. Bapuji messages her that Vanraj and his team are waiting for her with verbal weapons, so she should also be prepared to face them.
Rakhi walks to Kavya’s room. Kavya says she is busy, so Rakhi should instigate someone. Rakhi says she just came to help her. Kavya says she should have helped him kitchen instead, why did she come now. Rakhi says to alert her about her husband’s security. Kavya says she is not feeling insecure. Rakhi says wife’s security is linked to husband’s career, Malvika gave Vanraj a last chance and what if she kicks him out of job if Vanrja doesn’t do his job properly or Anuj and Anu instigate her. Kavya gets tensed hearing that. Rakhi says their nature is same, so she knows what she is thinking at this time; she would have realized by now that she cannot replace Anupama in Vanraj and his family’s lives; they are all happy with Kinjal’s pregnancy news, but are not bothered about Kavya who also wants children of her own and is stuck here without job, children, or family support; she suggests her to get out of this circus seeking financial support from her. Kavya gets tensed hearing that. Rakhi thinks this family snatched her daughter, so she will destroy this family.Samar and Kinjal wait for Anu in lawn. Kinjal says she as a mother now realized that however strong the mother is, she gets weak in front of her children; she fears that Pakhi and Toshu may trap Anu in their emotional blackmail and force her to change her decision regarding marrying Anuj. Bapuji warns Baa to not stoop too low when Anupama returns home. Baa says Anupama didn’t think before her shameless announcement; she is not a mother, wife, or grandmother but just a woman who wants to save her house. Bapuji says even he is not a husband but just a father who wants to save his daughter at any cost. Power goes off. Baa aunts one who will turn their life dark must be reaching home. Anuj calls Anu and asks if she is ready for the battle. Anu says she is. He says they both will fight together and requests her to make their love win. Anupama says it’s a battle of a mother and she has to fight alone. Anuj says he knows but wants her to win this battle at any cost. She says she has the right on her life and hence wil fight for herself. He wishes her all the best. She enters home remembering Baa, Pakhi, and Vanraj’s words and thinks there is already darkness everywhere.