Strange Love 23 April 2021: starts with Shlok asking Astha will you break our relation for getting linked to them. Astha looks on and says my love and trust is not so weak that it will break so easily. She asks him how did my love shake up for you. She says I was saying this as I can’t see their tears, can’t you see the love they have for you in their eyes. Anjali’s mum speaks up and says we are hurt by your bitter words, but we are happy to see you. She says I did not know that Astha is the one whom we wanted to see, now we don’t want anything, we got what we wanted. She says now we can leave from here. Anjali’s dad says you don’t sacrifice your happiness for us and blesses Astha and Shlok. They keep the gift and starts leaving.
Shlok looks at them angrily. Anjali does not stop them and looks rigid. Niranjan apologizes to everyone for whatever happened. He tells Avdhoot that this is our personal matter. Avdhoot says no need to apologize, we understand, you don’t worry. Anjali’s parents leave crying. Shlok sees Astha crying. Niranjan says its time for Vidaai, so come. The guests start going after the couple. Everyone come out for the Vidaai. Astha is crying and hugs Kalindi. Anjali looks at Niranjan and is tensed. Astha asks Kalindi not to cry else she won’t be able to go, she says I will come to meet you, I can’t live without you all. She asks Avdhoot to calm down Kalindi. She tells Kalindi to take care of herself, Avdhoot and Ajju and not worry about her. Suman aunty asks Astha to be happy to start a new life. Anjali says is it done, shall we go now.
Astha hugs Suman aunty and Avdhoot. Avdhoot cries. Astha misses Ajju. Kalindi tells Anjali that Astha is kiddish and apologizes to her. She says Astha is our only daughter, she is smart but does not know things. Anjali says we will explain her with love, you don’t worry. Anjali taunts Kalindi and says do you fear that Astha won’t become a good bahu as you might have not given her good family values. Avdhoot requests Niranjan to forgive Astha if she does any, thinking her as your daughter. Niranjan speaks sweetly and says we will keep her as our daughter.
Astha and Shlok are on the way to home. She cries but jyoti and Bharat make her smile. Shlok hugs her. Niranjan gets angry on Anjali and she cries. Niranjan says how many time Anjali, will you repeat the same mistakes. He says I got insulted by your parents again, my wounds got refreshed, you did not think about it, if they can’t heal my wounds, they don’t have the right to fresh it up, and you have supported them.
Anjali is crying and is afraid of Niranjan. Taai comes to Anjali thinking Astha might be coming here anytime. Niranjan goes close to Anjali and she is scared of him. He says I m angry after being insulted by your parents, you will have to pay for it. She cries. Taai knocks the door and calls Anjali. She says Astha is at the door, come soon. Anjali says I m coming Taai, two minutes. Anjali wipes her tears and has her back hurt badly by Niranjan. She tries to be normal. Sojal and jaya are doing the arrangements. Sojal says I know you made good money in the marriage. They divide their share. jaya says everything is fine, even I m yours. They go to welcome the couple. Bharat asks Sojal where is Anjali. Sojal says she will be coming. Shlok says maybe she will make another issue now. Astha looks on.
Shlok asks jyoti to do the rituals. Taai says we will start the rituals as we can’t wait more. Taai asks jyoti to proceed. jyoti does the aarti and Anjali comes. She sees the wounds marks on her hand. Shlok looks at Anjali. Taai asks Shlok and Astha to come in. jyoti stops Astha and Shlok asks waht happened. jyoti says I want my nek/shagun. He says what do you want. She says I want it from Astha. jyoti says take my brother’s name. Astha takes it and smiles. jyoti says promise me that you will keep this family happy and peaceful and will fill Shlok’s life with happiness. Astha promises to her.
jyoti is happy and welcomes them inside. Shlok and Astha steps inside the house. They go to the house’s mandir and takes the Lord’s blessings. Anjali stops them saying sorry Taai, one more ritual is left out. She says you are not this house’s bahu still, Shlok will give you a new name, you will take blessings with that name. Astha says is it necessary to change the name. Anjali says don’t argue. Kaka takes Astha’s side. Anjali argues with him and asks him not to speak in between. Shlok looks on. Anjali asks Sojal to ask Shlok to do it. Shlok writes Astha on the plate. Everyone looks on. Shlok says I like Astha.
Shlok telling everyone that Astha is his wife and he loves her name. He says she is the bahu, so bless her. Sojal and jaya looks at her and smiles. Astha takes everyone’s blessings. Anjali says stop, don’t you know, you first have to take the men’s blessings, not women. She asks Astha to greet Niranjan first. Astha says you are like my mum, I want your blessings first. Kaka thinks things will change in this house now.
Niranjan comes in between Astha and Anjali. Astha is shocked. Anjali says take his blessings, he is the head of our family, the peace is because of him, all this pampering and care is given by him, so take his blessings after the Lord. Astha touches his feet and Shlok too greets him.
Niranjan blesses them. Astha then greets Anjali and Anjali does not say anything. Astha says sorry, my mum says the respect should be given to women first, as the house and family is because of women, not men. Anjali says every house has different rules and values, do as I say. Obey me and do whatever I say as your future depends on these values, if you talk about your past, it won’t be good for you, remember this. Astha looks at Shlok and they then greet Kaka. Kaka blesses them. They then greet Bharat and he hugs Shlok. Shlok says now the rituals are done, lets go Astha, come and have some rest. Anjali says till the Satyanarayana puja is done, Astha will stay with jyoti in her room, not with Shlok. Shlok is shocked.
Shlok gets angry and leaves. Anjali asks Sojal to take Astha with her. Shlok goes to his room. Bharat stops him and says where are you going being upset, why are you annoyed, be happy. Shlok says I m fed up of this rituals. Bharat says even I went through this rituals. Shlok says thats different, I did not know about all this. Bharat asks him not to meet Astha before the puja. Sojal tells Astha you will be with jyoti till the puja is done, don’t think of meeting Shlok. Astha asks when is the puja. Sojal says don’t take my name as I m elder to you. She warns her and says don’t ask any question to anyone, else you will get into a problem. She says forget your dreams, and serve the men first in this house, till Anjali is here, you can’t do anything that you want. She asks her to be ready in the morning.
Anjali comes and hears everything. She asks Sojal to go and make the arrangements for the dinner. Sojan leaves. Anjali comes to Astha and asks her to sit. She says give me your hand. Astha gives her hand and Anjali ties a Rakshasutra and asks her to wear it till the puja. She says stay away from Shlok till the puja. She says the importance of men in their lives. She asks Astha to become a good bahu and obey the rules of this house till her last breath. Astha looks on. Anjali leaves.
Astha sees her parents photo in her cellphone and gets sad. Kalindi is also thinking about Astha and thinks how will be Astha in that new house with new people. Avdhoot (Name changed from Atul, Astha’s father) says Kalindi they are her family now, she has to live with them, as you adapted my house after our marriage.
He says like you stayed here, even Astha will be adapting them. We should be happy to get a son in law like Shlok, he will fill Astha’s life with happiness. Kalindi says you are right, like you have given me happiness, I wish Shlok also gives happiness to Astha. jaya is stealing money sitting under the table. Someone holds her hand and she gets shocked. Its Sojal. jaya says see what I got. Sojal says if anyone sees you, they will kick ur out of this house. Sojal is happy to see what jaya stole till now. jaya asks Sojal to keep it with her. Anjali comes there and Sojal and jaya hide under the table. Anjali switches on the light and sees an envelope on the ground. jaya hides it and Anjali stands on her hand. Anjali leaves without seeing them. Sojal says lets go now before anyone else comes.
Sojal sees a necklace box and stops. She takes it and leaves. Astha is in jyoti’s room thinking about Shlok and smiling. Music plays….. jyoti is sleeping by her side. Shlok comes to meet her while Astha is sitting closing her eyes. He comes and sits next to her. He looks at her smiling and touches her cheek. She wakes up and is shocked to see him. He kisses her hand and she smiles. They get closer and Astha falls on jyoti. Its Astha’s imagination. jyoti says I m with you, not Shlok. jyoti says did Shlok tease you in your dreams, be patient, even he might be thinking about you. She asks her to sleep. Shlok is in his room roaming angry. Anjali sees the gift that hare parents gave to Shlok and Astha.She cries holding the gift. Astha is sleeping and Shlok really comes to her. Its same like she dreamed.
Sajna Ve….. plays….. He touches her cheek and she wakes up. She says I m dreaming again, it can’t be Shlok, he is in his room. Shlok smiles and holds her hand. Astha is sitting with eyes closed. He says I m here Astha with you. She says it can’t be. He bites her hand. She wakes up and is shocked. She asks why did you come here.He says come with me and takes her with him. Astha looks at jyoti and leaves. jytoi is awake and sees all this and smiles.Shlok says everyone are sleeping. Astha says leave me, if anyone sees us, it will be a problem. Shlok lifts her and they have an eyelock.