Imlie 19 August 2023: After cocktail party, Abhishek tells Anu that it was a fun night and he didn’t know he would enjoy so much in his own cocktail party. He sees Chini frowning and asks her opinion. Chini tries to vent out her frustration but Anu stops her. Chini says she wanted Imlie, Arpita, Rupali all to enjoy with her in her function, but that didn’t happen. Anu says Chi baby doesn’t like Hindi songs and used to cry whenever Hindi songs used to play. Abhishek says Chini is grown up now. He leaves. Anu asks Chini to stop revealing her plans to everyone. Chini says not to to take tension asnobody can find out her plan. She reveals that nobody found out that she kept Pangdandia theme invitation card in Imlie’s room.
Atharva hears that and questions Chini why she did that. Chini stands tensed. Imlie enters and says chini doesn’t have any answer. Chini starts her emotional drama and says they saw he mistake but not her intention. She asks Chini what is her favorite place. Imlie says Pagdandia. Chini asks her favorite person, dress code, style, etc. Imlie says her mother, Pandandia style dress code, etc. Chini cries that everyone blame her even for her good intention, she had a break up for Imlie, even then Imlie doesn’t trust her. Atharva asks her to apologize Imlie for her mistake. Chini apologizes Imlie and asks Arto if he trusts her now. Arto asks her not to make such a mistake again and leaves. Chini asks Imllie if she is happy by demeaning her in front of Arto. Imlie says its Chini’s habit instead to demean others and should stop it before its too late or else even Sita Maiya can’t help her. Chini stands fuming.
Imlie brings coffee for Atharva. Atharva thanks her. Imlie asks for coffee? Atharva says for introducing him to the Pagdandiya dress, he feels so fee in it and its pure and lively like Imlie. Imlie says he can continue to praise her and asks him to change his dress first. Atharva says he doesn’t want to. Imlie says things which they see often lose its value. Atharva says he did same with Imlie and lost her, he is a biggest fool. Sundar, Arpita, and Rupali select mehandi designs. Imlie joins them and asks if she can help. Chini asks Imlie to help her and asks if they write their partner’s name on hand or somewhere else. Rupali asks what does she think. Chini says Imlie can’t write Atharva’s name on her hand as she is neither his wife nor girlfriend now.
Rupali warns to mind her tongue. Imlie says some people can’t digest their food without speaking bitter and says fate will decide what will be written in her hand, Chini should worry about herself. Chini says she needs not worry as she as a life partner, she will flaunt it and click its pictures. Chini says nobody can change the name written in their fate.
Next day, Chini passes by Atharva and holds his hand. Atharva asks her to leave his hand as someone will see them. She says never, bride gets her groom’s name on her hand, she will get his name on her hand. Atharva says Abhsihek family and many guests will be here, what will she get by humiliating them. Chini gets adamant, continues to try to emotionally blackmail him, and leaves saying she will inscribe only his name on her hand. Keya asks Arpita to get god’s blessings to Chini’s mehandi. Rupali says she will keep it. Keya stops her and says only suhagans can do that. Arpita says there is nothing like that. Rupali feels sad and leaves. Chini hears that and scolds Keya for hurting Rupali’s sentiments. Keya says she indirectly meant it for Imlie who is technically not a sughaan. Chini says Imlie is not here, so she should stop her overacting. Keya leaves.
Anu reminds Chini that Rupali supported Imlie always over Chini, so she should stop bothering about Rupali and concentrate on taking revenge from Imlie. After some time, Chini asks Arto’s spelling in Hindi as Arto has lost his standards and is acting rustic in Imlie’s company. Anu says Rudra and others will oppose. Chini says she knows to handle everyone, etc. Mehandi cemeonry starts. Imlie notices Rupali and Shivani not getting mehandi applied and questions them. Shivani in her usual rudest tone yells at Imlie. Imlie recites a poem and picks mehandi cone to apply mehandi on Shivani’s hand when Chini snatches it from her and says only brides and suhagans can apply mehani, Imlie can’t as she just stays with Atharva but not as his wife, she shouldn’t spread abshagun in the latter’s wedding.
Chini snatches mehandi cone from Imlie and says according to ritual, only bride and married women apply mehandi, and since Imlie doesn’t stay with Atharva literally like husband and wife, she cannot apply mehandi. Imlie asks her to stop believing old traditions and enjoy the moments. Keya says she is insulting their tradition. Imlie asks if she knows what tradition means in Hindi. Keya stands speechless. Imlie says its parampara which is made to spread happiness, mehandi doesn’t differentiate between humans, whether its applied on a daughter or father or anyone else. Everyone smile and praise Imlie. Medhandi technician says Imlie si right, she will apply most beautiful designs on her hand. Rupali says she is proud of her. Imlie insists and applies mehandi on Shivani’s hand. Shivani smiles on her for the first time.
Chini gets jealous seeing that and tells Anu that she knows to handle Imlie. Imlie applies mehandi on her hand. Chini snatches cone from her again saying she is not a suhagan. She asks mehandi designer to write her lover’s name in hindi and looking at Atharva says A.. Another Mehandi designer writes Atharva’s name on Imlie’s hand and says she knows she is Atharva’s wife. Arpita says Imlie and Atharva are her favorite couple, they both are very adorable. Imlie gets emotional seeing Atharva’s name on her hand. Chini fumes seeing Abhishek’s name on her hand and tries to wipe it. Atharva asks if anything is wrong. Chini says spelling is wrong. Abhishek checks and says its perfect.
Atharva notices Imlie’s tears and tells her that she can wipe off his name. Imlie says its okay as as per ritual, husband’s name is written on hand, she is happy writing her friend’s name. Atharva says she is breaking all the rituals today and wirtes Imlie’s name on his hand. Dheeme Dheeme Dil Dhadke.. song lays in the background. Chini gets jealous seeing that. After some time, Chini visits Imlie and asks why didn’t she wipe off Arto’s name on her hand. Imlie says Arto is her friend. Chini asks why don’t she spare Arto, she still loves Arto in lieu of friendship. Imlie stands silent. Chini insists her to accept truth and asks when did she become Arto’s friend. Arto listens to them. Chini accuses Imlie that she wants to stay with Arto in lieu of helping him move on. She insists to to reply if she loves Arto or not. Imlie says no.
Atharva thinks why is he feeling surprised when Imlie doesn’t love him and walks away feeling shattered. Imlie says she doesn’t except love from Atharva and knows selfish Chini doesn’t love anyone and can destroy anyone for her happiness. She warns Chini that she considers Rana family as her family and will not let Chini’s evil eyes fall on them. Chini stands fuming. After some time, Imlie looks at her mehandi and thnks she wants to erase Atharva’s name from her heart, but can’t. She feels she loves Atharva so much that has become a burden on her, she can’t carry so much burden, etc. She thinks there is only one way to stop all this an continues her heavy dialogues.