Starlife presents a new series Mismatched replacing Mariam Khan reporting live. A story about a Chauvinistic Shaurya and the ever independent Anokhi whose love story begins on a rather shaky note…
Mismatched starlife – Shaurya Sabherwal belongs to an affluent family in Chandigarh. He is a misogynist and believes that women should be restricted from studying and working. He has such a nature because his mother left him in his childhood unwillingly to pursue her career to aid and support her elderly parents, while he was influenced by the thinking of his uncle and aunt.
On the other hand, Anokhi Bhalla is an ambitious and headstrong girl, willing to mark society. Having a completely different ideology, she feels that society is patriarchal and women should strive to live on their terms.
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The story begins with Shaurya’s engagement with his long-time girlfriend, Shagun. However, on the engagement day, Shagun reveals to Shaurya that she is willing to go to Cambridge to study further. A reluctant Shaurya asks her to choose between her married life and Cambridge. Shagun chooses Cambridge, so Shaurya breaks the engagement. On the other hand, Anokhi studies in the same college in which Shaurya’s mother, Aastha, is a professor. Aastha is highly supportive of Anokhi.
Anokhi participates in a debate competition where she discusses the need for women to become independent. She wins the competition and is awarded by none other than Shaurya, who is the Guest of Honour of the competition. After the competition, Aastha wishes to meet her son, Shaurya. As he is about to leave, Aastha approaches him and tries to talk to him. Shaurya refuses to talk to her and is rude to her.
Anokhi’s father fixes her marriage with an orthodox and alcoholic person, Monty, much to Anokhi, Babli, and Rama’s reluctance. Anokhi’s in-laws permit her to continue her studies after marriage in Toronto, Canada. But, the actual colours of the family are revealed when she overhears Monty’s conversation wherein he addresses wives as ‘Glorified Servants’ and reveals his unwillingness to allow Anokhi to study. Anokhi begs her father to stop her marriage, but he locks her in her room. Later, Babli and Rama learn of Monty’s ugly side. They free Anokhi from this forced relation and help her escape. Anokhi escapes her marriage and arrives at Aastha’s house. Aastha facilitates her admission at Sabherwal Institute of Arts and Commerce (SIAC) by requesting her estranged husband, Shaan.
Shaurya bombards Anokhi with questions, but she does well in the interview. The confidence with which she answered all the questions astonished all panel members. Later, Anokhi had to arrange for her Transfer Certificate and fifty thousand rupees for her admission. Babli tries to help Anokhi by lending her gold bangles, which she can mortgage. But, Vineet foils their plan and insults them. Shaurya accuses Anokhi of theft and refuses to provide her admission. But, Aastha proves Anokhi’s innocence. Thus, Anokhi is finally admitted to SIAC.
Anokhi has difficulty with her new classmates at SIAC. After college premises, the students confined Anokhi and insulted her and then locked her in the classroom, traumatising her. Later she and Shaurya exposed them. Elsewhere, an agitated Raja shoots Aastha, who Anokhi’s parents later rescued.
Aastha is then operated on. Anokhi and Shaan worry about Aastha as the latter’s health deteriorates. Aware of Aastha’s deteriorating health, Gayatri insists Shaurya meet Aastha and he does. This reveals that Shaurya cares about his mother. But he still cannot express his love for his mother. Later, an enraged Devi confronts Aastha. Shaurya overhears their conversation and again misunderstands Aastha and hurls accusations at her. Anokhi, who was hearing all this, defends Aastha. Later after a heated argument, Devi manipulates Shaan to give divorce to Aastha.
Aastha expresses her desire to celebrate Shaurya’s birthday with him. Anokhi conveys this to Shaurya, who sternly refuses and mistakenly harms Anokhi. Later, Aastha comes to Shaurya to resolve all grudges with him. Shaurya, who was reluctant to hear her, insults her, so she leaves. When Aastha goes missing, Shaurya and Anokhi search for her in a market, but an explosion there injures Anokhi. Shaurya rescues her and has her hospitalised. Elsewhere, Shaan finds Aastha. When Aastha is found, Shaurya unwillingly seeks forgiveness from her. Later, Shaurya becomes envious of seeing Anokhi becoming close to ACP Aahir. To separate Shaurya from Aastha and Anokhi, Tej plans to appoint him as the chairman of their college’s new branch at Patiala. This is when Shaurya realises that he is falling for Anokhi. Aahir’s growing concern for Anokhi irks Shaurya, and the latter vents his frustration on Anokhi. Anokhi couldn’t tolerate the insult and decides to return to her hometown, Kapurthala.
Before leaving for Kapurthala, Anokhi appears for the Economics Preliminary examination, which she passes, but is accused of cheating. She was on the verge of rustication, but Shaurya proves her innocence. Even though she was proven innocent, she doesn’t change her decision to leave the college. Elsewhere, Aastha and Shaan file for a divorce. Even though they separate legally, Shaan decides to start afresh with Aastha.
Later, Shaurya convinces Anokhi to continue her studies at SIAC. Aastha becomes sceptical about Shaurya and Anokhi’s relationship as she realises that Shaurya and Anokhi are falling for each other. Further, Shagun makes a re-entry, intending to spoil Shaurya and Anokhi’s budding love. Amidst this, Shaurya realises how much he loves Anokhi and wants to tell her this; he travels to Anokhi’s hostel, drenched in the rain, where he falls sick. Shaurya spends most of the night with Anokhi, whilst Devi is worried about where Shaurya is. She calls ACP Ahir to help investigate who eventually finds Shaurya. To prevent Anokhi from getting in trouble, Shaurya formulates a plan to seem as if he was in the library. Anokhi gets off the hook.
Shaurya wishes to tell Anokhi about his feelings on the day of the festival. However, his plans are spoiled because of ACP Ahir. In a fit of rage, he accidentally crashes into Ahir’s car and, as a result, is arrested. ACP Ahir also reveals that he has feelings for Anokhi.
On the day of Holi, Anokhi eagerly anticipates Shaurya’s arrival; however, she begins to worry when she sees Shaurya’s family arrive at the college without him. Anokhi asks Kanchan to call Shaurya but Kanchan tells her that she should call him herself. When she does this, however, she is surprised to hear ACP Ahir’s voice on the other line, who tells her that Shaurya is in lock-up. Anokhi, flabbergasted, travels to the police station, lecturing Shaurya about how his childish behaviour led to her and the students’ Holi being ruined. Anokhi returns to the college, and whilst reorganising her decorations, she is held by Shaurya (released from jail after apologising to ACP Aahir); Shagun sees this.
Shagun sees that Shaurya has moved on and is smitten with someone else, so she prepares to go despite Devi’s protests. However, Shaurya mistakes Shagun for Anokhi and lovingly colours her face. This puts Shagun under the delusion that Shaurya still has feelings for her. She takes the vacant job of the professor for Economics at SIAC and tells Shaurya why she has returned from the UK, but he tries to explain that he likes Anokhi now and that Shagun should not have left her career for this. When Anokhi enters the room, Shaurya is rude to her. Later, he apologises and asks her to dine with him on a date. Anokhi, ecstatic, agrees. After which, Devi makes a plan and sends Shagun to the date where Anokhi misunderstands Shaurya. Shaurya proposes to Anokhi, but she thinks that he is taking revenge on her.
A furious Shaurya goes to Goa without letting anyone know, but Anokhi follows him to Goa, where Babli and ACP Aahir also arrive. Soon, Shaurya gets into an accident, and Aastha and Devi fight about rights over Shaurya. The truth finally comes out that Shaurya and Anokhi are in love with each other.
Soon, Shaurya goes missing and is assumed to be lost, which worries the Sabherwals and Aastha. Aastha comforts Devi, and the two come closer during this time and understand that they both are mothers. One gave birth to Shaurya, and the other raised him. Shagun confronts Anokhi and asks her where she has hidden Shaurya. Shocked, Anokhi looks for him and soon learns that it was Vineet who kidnapped him with other goons so that he could demand ransom from the Sabherwals. After she tells the Sabherwals that her sister’s husband kidnapped Shaurya. Devi blames Anokhi for his kidnapping. After much effort, she finds Shaurya, but the Sabherwals arrive and leave with Shaurya. The next day, Shaurya searches for Anokhi, but the receptionist tells him that she, with her sister and Aahir, left for Chandigarh. Shaurya tries to go there but receives the news of Devi’s minor heart attack and rushes to the villa. Devi asks Shaurya to get engaged to Shagun, but he denies it. Devi feigns a heart attack, and thus Shaurya gets engaged to Shagun.
However, the next day he meets Anokhi, and they confess their love for each other. Still, Anokhi chooses her career and angrily leaves Shaurya, he fills vermilion in Anokhi’s hairline, making her Mrs. Anokhi Shaurya Sabherwal. Even though Shaurya is happy about the marriage, Anokhi is furious at Shaurya for deciding without asking her. She claims that she can’t believe that the person who didn’t even fight for her mother’s rights will fight for her rights. She puts a condition for him to accept his mother into his life and become a good son and then try to become a good husband. However, Aastha refuses to return. Shaurya visits Anokhi and tells her about Aastha’s decision where the couple shares a few romantic moments. Aahir proposes to Anokhi for marriage where she refuses and tells him the truth of her marriage. Elsewhere, Anokhi is selected for an Economics seminar in Delhi where Shaurya plans a romantic trip. The couple shares romantic moments under the rain, and Shaurya pours his heart out to Anokhi about why he hates his mother, Aastha.
Later Shagun tracks down Shaurya and Anokhi, and she learns about Shaurya’s marriage with Anokhi. The family members learn of Shaurya’s marriage at which point they confront Shaurya, but he remains firm and says that he loves Anokhi and thus married her. Tej and Devi wisely send Shaurya to Patiala, and in Shaurya’s absence, they rusticate Anokhi from college and hostel.
Shaurya reconciles with Aastha. When he learns of Anokhi’s rustication, he gets mad at the Sabherwals. Tej refuses to accept Anokhi as the daughter-in-law of Sabherwals, and therefore Shaurya leaves Sabherwal mansion. However, Tej meets Anokhi privately and blackmails her into leaving Shaurya or else he will disown Shaurya and ruin his career. As a result of this, Anokhi hides in ACP Ahir’s basement without the knowledge of Shaurya, who is desperately looking for her. With the help of ACP Ahir, he finds Anokhi. When he tries to talk to her, she shouts at him, stating that she does not accept their marriage and that he should go away. Shaurya reluctantly leaves and goes to the Sabherwal mansion, telling his family that the story of Shaurya and Anokhi is over, much to their delight. He then goes into his room, sulking intensively, mirroring Anokhi’s emotions. The next day, some guys tease Anokhi. She gets dizzy. Shaurya goes and holds her. He brings her back to her consciousness. Shaurya drops Anokhi home and discovers that the reason behind her rude behaviour is something else. He asks Anokhi about the reason, but she remains quiet. But Shaurya forces her to reveal her conversation with Tej. While Anokhi tries to apologise to Shaurya, he is angered as Anokhi cannot take a stand for their love and decided to leave him. He proclaims that their relationship is over and leaves the house. A broken Anokhi tries to stop Shaurya, but her efforts remain futile.
Later on, Shaurya brings Shaan, Aastha, Babli and Ahir together and announces that he has decided to marry Anokhi again with all the rituals and marital vows. He also says that Anokhi should not be aware of their plan. While initially everyone remains a bit hesitant, later on, for the sake of Shaurya and Anokhi’s love, all of them agree to the plan. While Anokhi regrets her actions and for losing Shaurya forever, Shaurya goes to Kapurthala to meet the Bhallas and express his desire to marry Anokhi. They agree with Shaurya and Anokhi’s marriage wholeheartedly. The next day, Shaurya announces in front of the Sabharwals that he will marry Anokhi again, leaving everyone in a state of shock.
He asks Devi to make a list of all the rituals to be conducted and to discuss with Aastha and decide among themselves who is going to perform which of the rituals. Devi tells Shaurya that Aastha cannot be invited to the wedding, to which Shaurya replies that it’s not possible and if Devi doesn’t want to be a part of the function, she need not, leaving her in shock. Later on, at college, Shaurya asks Shagun whether she can join in his plan for fooling Anokhi by playing along for a fake marriage, to which Shagun agrees. Later on, Shaurya declares in front of Anokhi that he will marry Shagun, leaving her traumatised. Shaurya then asks Anokhi if she would be able to prepare decorations for the wedding alongside Babli. Anokhi reluctantly agrees and undergoes much stress while all of her close ones are focused on Shaurya’s wedding. On the day of the Shagan, Anokhi arrives in a beautiful sari leaving Shaurya mesmerised.
While Anokhi continues to believe that Shaurya will marry Shagun, Aastha and Babli conduct the rituals of Shagan stealthily without making her feel suspicious about anything. The next day, for the Mehendi, Shaurya secretly makes the Mehendi artist write his name on Anokhi’s hand, leaving her surprised. By the end of the ceremony, unable to handle herself, and on Reema’s insistence, Anokhi ends up confessing her undying love for Shaurya and requests him to stop the wedding. At that moment, Shaurya shows Anokhi the wedding card and reveals that it’s their wedding. He says that he played all these games to make Anokhi realise that they cannot live without each other and shouldn’t give up on their love. They embrace each other as both the Bhallas and the Sabherwals join in on their happiness.
Later, the Haldi function starts, both Anokhi and Shaurya celebrate it at their respective homes with their families. Ramesh calls Vineet and insults him for abusing and torturing Babli. He later demands him to sign on the divorce papers and reconciles with Anokhi and Babli, celebrating the haldi function happily, while Shaurya’s family also prepares for the haldi function. In the while, Devi attends the function and shows her Shagun ki mehendi on her hands to Shaurya, seeing it, Shaurya gets happy and takes blessings from her. Later Aastha and Devi apply haldi on Shaurya followed by the family members. After the haldi function, both Shaurya and Anokhi prepare for their wedding.
On the day of the wedding, Shaurya and his family arrive with baaraat. Shaurya and Anokhi seek Tej’s blessings which he reluctantly gives. The couple then put garlands around each other’s necks. Later, Anokhi gets a message that her Sociology exam has been preponed on the same day from 11:30AM to 2:30PM.
Anokhi sits the exam, but she takes too long and it seems that she will miss the wedding. Then she sees the whole baraat at the college. Shaurya and Anokhi quickly complete the circumambulations, and Shaurya applies the sindoor once again on Anokhi’s hair parting. Thus Shaurya and Anokhi are officially married. They then go to Sabherwal House and head for the Ghrah Pravesh ritual. When Devi starts to do the ritual, Anokhi requests Aastha to start it first which she agrees and does. Shaurya and Anokhi take everyone’s blessings.
At the reception, a guest asks her about her planning for further studies, Devi intervenes and replies that she won’t study anymore as she is now the daughter-in-law of their house, to Anokhi’s dismay. Anokhi tells Babli about her fear that she might need to compromise with her studies in order to be the daughter-in-law of Sabherwals, but Babli assures her that Shaurya will support her. Later Shaurya and Anokhi spend a romantic night.
In the morning, Shaurya and Anokhi wake up and have a conversation when Kanchan comes and calls out Anokhi for Pehli Rasoi Ki Rasam. Anokhi prepares the meal, serves food to everyone, and is praised for the meal. This is followed by Muh Dikhai Ki Rasam.
Meanwhile, Alok tries to molest a student, Priyanka, but she escapes and lodges a complaint against him. Anokhi supports her, to the Sabherwal family’s dismay. Shagun asks Priyanka to make a false recording against Anokhi. The Sabherwals expel Anokhi from the house. But Priyanka later reveals the whole truth of the matter, so the Sabherwals realise their mistake and expel Alok from the house and apologise to Anokhi and Aastha. The show ends when the Sabherwals reunite
Mismatched starlife Full casts.
- Debattama Saha as Anokhi Bhalla Sabherwal: Rama and Ramesh’s daughter, Babli and Raja’s sister, Shaurya’s student-turned-wife. She is industrious and believes in gender equality. She elopes from her forced wedding in order to make a career and be independent. Later she falls in love with her professor, Shaurya, and eventually marries him.
- Karanvir Sharma as Shaurya Sabherwal: Aastha and Shaan’s son, Devi and Tej’s foster son, Anokhi’s professor-turned-husband. He was a misogynist because he assumed that his mother abandoned him to pursue her career. Initially he hated Anokhi but later married her. He hated his mother but later accepted her.
- Alka Kaushal as Devi Sabherwal: Tej’s wife, Shaurya’s aunt-turned-foster mother. She instigates Shaurya against Aastha by telling him that Aastha left him to focus on her career. Later she teams up with Shagun to remove Anokhi from Shaurya’s life but fails. But later on, she started admiring Anokhi and Aastha.
- Sooraj Thapar as Tej Sabherwal: Devi’s husband, Shaurya’s uncle-turned-foster father, Shaan and Alok’s elder brother. He is the patriarch of the Sabherwal family and chairman of Sabherwal Institute of Arts and Commerce [SIAC]. He taunts Shaan for being an irresponsible father and an alcoholic. He later on started admiring Anokhi and Aastha.
- Khalid Siddiqui as Shaan Sabherwal: Aastha’s former husband, Shaurya’s father, Tej and Alok’s brother. He has been addicted to alcohol after Aastha left him. As a result, he could not concentrate on neither work nor his son.
- Deepa Parab as Aastha Kashyap: Shaan’s former wife, Shaurya’s mother, Anokhi’s Professor turned mother-in-law. Though she left the Sabherwal house to take care of her parents, her son Shaurya believes that she left for her career. She loves Shaan and Shaurya and is Anokhi’s mentor.
- Rajvir Chauhan as Pawan “Raja” Bhalla: Rama and Ramesh’s son; Anokhi’s elder brother; Babli’s younger brother
- Hitesh Bharadwaj as ACP Aahir Chattwal: Shaurya and Anokhi’s well-wisher. He loved Anokhi.
- Bhavna Chauhan / Swarda Thigale as Shagun Kapoor: Shaurya’s former fiancée and lover, she plans with Devi to remove Anokhi from Shaurya’s life. She returns from Cambridge to marry Shaurya but fails. On learning about the conspiracy she tried to make against Anokhi she was ousted from SIAC and the Sabherwal family
- Pankaj Kalra as Ramesh Bhalla: Rama’s husband; Babli, Anokhi and Raja’s father. He was an orthodox and assumes daughters to be a burden. But later he realised his mistake and began to support his daughters and respect his wife
- Pyumori Mehta Ghosh / Aparna Ghoshal as Rama Bhalla: Ramesh’s wife; Babli, Anokhi’s and Raja’s mother. She helped Anokhi to elope from her forced marriage.
- Falaq Naaz as Babli Bhalla: Rama and Ramesh’s daughter; Anokhi and Raja’s elder sister; Vineet’s former wife.
- Anuj Kohli as Vineet Bhatia: Babli’s abusive ex-husband
- Ayushi Bhatia as Reema: Anokhi’s college friend and well wisher. She is supportive of Anokhi.
- Harsh Vashisht as Alok Sabherwal: Gayatri’s husband; Yash, Kitty and Bebo’s father; Tej and Shaan’s younger brother. He is like Tej and Devi.
- Eva Ahuja as Gayatri Sabherwal: Alok’s wife; Yash, Kitty and Bebo’s mother. She admires Aastha.
- Gulshan Nain as Yash Sabherwal: Gayatri and Alok’s son; Kitty and Bebo’s elder brother; Kanchan’s husband.
- Reema Wohra as Kanchan Sabherwal: Yash’s wife; Shaurya and Anokhi’s well-wisher.
- Trishala Idnani as Kitty Sabherwal: Gayatri and Alok’s younger daughter; Yash and Bebo’s younger sister; Shaurya’s younger cousin sister
- Sindhu Reddy as Bebo Sabherwal: Gayatri and Alok’s elder daughter; Yash and Kitty’s sister; Shaurya’s younger cousin sister; Anmol’s love interest.
- Jitendra Nokewal as Anmol Arora: Kitty and Bebo’s college friend; Bebo’s love interest.
- Poonam Sirnaik as Beeji: Babli, Raja and Anokhi’s paternal grandmother; Ramesh’s mother
- Bhavna Chauhan as Shagun Kapoor: Shaurya’s former fiancée
- Shilpa Kataria Singh as Mrs. Kapoor: Shagun’s mother
- Lalit Singh as Friend: College friends of Anokhi
- Arup Pal as Mr. Kapoor: Shagun’s father
- Gautam Handa as Monty Khanna: Anokhi’s former fiancée