Strange Love 24 April 2021: starts with Astha and Shlok being together. He lifts her in his arms and music plays….. Sajna Ve…… They have an eyelock. He brings her to his room where there are lots of diyas lighting the room and the room fully decorated. Astha smiles seeing all this. Shlok comes to her and says close your eyes. She says I won’t. He insists. She says do you remember what Anjali said about the puja. He says close your eyes. She closes her eyes and he brings a soft teddy bear for her. She looks at it and says this… you brought it for me. He smiles. She hugs him smiling. He says I can do it for you, I know and have to c are about your likes and comfort. He says anyways do you know, you are looking more beautiful after our marriage. She says let me go, if anyone sees us. He says I don’t care, I waited a lot and stayed without you.
She says I came in this house today, let me go, I m afraid if anyone comes. He says I don’t want you to go away from my sight. They look at each other with love in their eyes. He holds her hand and Tum Ho paas mere Saath mere…. plays….. He touches her back and draws her closer. Astha spends couple of moments in his arms.
The next morning, Anjali looks out for Astha and asks jyoti where is Astha. She sees the Rakshasutra on the bed and goes out to look out for Astha. She thinks is Astha in Shlok’s room if she did such mistake, no one can save her today. She gets angry seeing Astha and Shlok sleeping near the bed. Astha rests on Shlok’s shoulder and sleeps. Anjali looks at them angrily and throws water on Astha’s face. Astha and Shlok wake up and stand.
Anjali says won’t you listen to us. Shlok says whats this. Anjali stops Shlok from saying anything and scolds Astha saying you have to keep your respect as our bahu, I m ashamed to call you my bahu. Shlok says I don’t care, she is my wife, I’m not related to you, you don’t have any right to talk to Astha like this. Taai asks Shlok not to talk like this with Anjali. She says if you don’t give respect to your mum, even Astha won’t give respect. Shlok leaves. Taai asks Astha to do as they say as its her duty to obey them being in limits. Taai asks Anjali not to tell this to the men of the house, as its important to hold respect in their hearts. Anjali tells Astha I made it clear that you need to stay away from Shlok till the puja. She says I have to tell Kalindi about this. Astha says I did not do anything, we did not break any ritual, we were talking and did not know when we slept, don’t talk to my mum about this.
Astha requests her. Anjali asks Astha to get ready. Everyone leaves from the room. Astha cries. Anjali is angry and calls Sojal. She asks Sojal to do her duty and start the preparations of the rituals. She asks jaya to leave from the house as she has booked her ticket. jaya goes to Sojal to help her. Anjali looks at jyoti and says Astha was with you, you were responsible for it, how did she go to Shlok’s room. She scolds jyoti for it and blames her for being beaten at her in laws house. Astha hears this.
Astha tells Anjali not to scold jyoti, as it was not her mistake, she was ….. Anjali says this is your first mistake, so I m forgiving you, but if you speak in between me and my daughter again, it won’t be good. She says if you got in laws like jyoti got, you would have known. She says think what I should do with you. jyoti cries. Astha tells her sorry. She says I respect Anjali a lot but I don’t know why is she so strict. jyoti asks her to agree with Anjali on everything, only then you can be happy.
Sojal talks to jaya about Anjali. jaya says Anjali is lucky to gate a bahu like you, but Astha will give equal aswers to Anjali. She asks Sojal to make her place in this house. Bharat comes and asks whats going on. Sojal and jaya are worried. Sojal changes the topic. She says my mum was saying a bahu should always serve her mum in law. Bharat says great, it looks like the sun has risen from the west. jaya smiles. Anjali brings tea for Niranjan. He says what was going on in the morning, I heard so much noise. Anjali says nothing. He says answer me. Anjali tells him that Astha was in Shlok’s room. He asks Anjali to take care of everything, and be sure that kids don;t break any rituals. He says its your mistake, you have to see what to do, and how to deal with them. Anjali says some rituals are pending, have to do their preparations. She leaves. Niranjan gets angry.
jyoti tells Astha you are looking very beautiful. Shlok comes and looks at Astha. Anjali sees Astha and keeps a ring on the table. She asks jyoti to call Taai. Anjali tells Astha about the ritual of finding the ring, and it would be good if the husband wins. Taai comes with Kaka. Anjali asks Astha to touch everyone’s feet and take their blessings, and she has to do this daily.
She says you are our bahu now, so you have to do what we say. Astha agrees and greets everyone touching their feets. Taai blesses her. Kaka says this is not needed. Anjali argues with him and says I don’t want any changed in my house, I want it my way. She says even i touch Niranjan’s and Taai’s feet daily, whats wrong in this. Shlok interrupts and says Astha will not do this, sorry. Everyone looks on.Shlok telling sorry to Anjali for not letting Astha touch everyone’s feet. Anjali looks at Astha angrily. Niranjan comes and looks a Shlok and Astha. Astha touches his feet and takes his blessings. Some NGO people come to talk to Shlok and asks for his 10 mins. Shlok talks to him. They apologize to him for not awarding him earlier, and say we know you deserve this award. Shlok calls Astha there and she goes to him. Shlok tells them that I want to take this award by my wife’s hands. He looks at Astha. Sojal asks Bharat to come with her. He says what. She says learn something from your brother. He says if you do something good, then maybe I will praise you and give you respect, he says Astha really deserves respect and leaves.
Sojal says Asha because of you, Bharat is also giving me lecture, see you won’t be happy for long. Astha tells the NGO people about her mistake done at the award function. She says I got respect in this house, it shows this family and Shlok can’t insult any woman. She says I want to tell sorry to Shlok infront of the media for my kiddishness. She says I m lucky to get a husband like Shlok. She gives him the award as Shlok looks on. Shlok received the award from her hands and the reporters click their photos. Niranjan and everyone clap for them. The NGO people and the reporters leave taking their permission. Anjali says lets finish the ritual now. Kaka smiles. jaya takes a ring and hides it. jyoti brings Astha to sit with Shlok while everyone are around them. Anjali says where is the ring. jaya has it in her mouth and is quiet. Sojal asks jaya to give the ring back. jaya returns it to Sojal and Sojal says its there down by throwing it on the ground. Anjali does not doubt on them and puts the ring in the bowl. jyoti asks Shlok to win else he would have to listen to Astha forever. The ring ceremony starts.
Astha and Shlok try to find the ring. Shlok gets the ring and he gives it to Astha. Everyone are shocked to see Astha win. Anjali thinks Astha won’t listen to her easily, she has to explain her once again. jyoti laughs. Shlok tells jyoti sometimes its victory in failure. Astha says all this rituals are a reason to be happy, I feel after marriage, a husband and wife should have equal right. Kaka smiles listening to her. Shlok also smiles. jyoti says I wish everyone thought like you. Anjali says Astha, you are modern, but keep your stupid thoughts to yourself. She says you have to be according to this family, woman are not equal to men, and till I m here, things can’t change, understand this, it will be good for you.
Niranjan asks jyoti to take Taai inside. Taai leaves. Sojal takes her mum and leaves. Anjali goes after Niranjan. Kaka talks to Shlok and Astha and says Astha don’t get worried by Anjali’s talk, all this are rituals. Bharat hears them. Kaka asks Astha to be like she is, natural and normal. Shlok looks at tensed Astha. Kalindi is doing the arrangements at home to welcome Astha. Avdhoot says I brought everything that Astha likes, I m waiitng anxiously for her. Kalindi says call them and ask are they coming, maybe Anjali stopped her. He says no, they will be coming soon, don’t worry. He sits at the door looking out for them. Taai asks jyoti and Astha to make good prasad and take care of the puja. She tells Astha to get ready well enough as she is her bahu. Astha looks at Shlok. Shlok talks to her via signs. Kaka and Bharat see them and smile. Shlok sees Astha and she tells jyoti she will be back. jyoti laughs. Shlok goes after Astha and they meet. Astha says I signed him but he did not understand. Astha tells Shlok we have to go to my home, did you forget. He starts flirting with her with romantic lines.
He holds her hands and kisses the mahendi on her hands. He says your eyes are distracting me, how can you be so beautiful. She smiles. He says you look more beautiful when you smile. Astha hugs him smiling and they have a romantic talk. Shlok says whenever you come closer, the talk increases. He says its good to go to your home, as we can spend some time together. She hugs him and Shlok smiles. Bharat calls Shlok and Astha and comes with jyoti. He asks them to go to Astha’s house. jyoti says we all are ready. Shlok says why are you guys coming, I will take Astha. Bharat says no, we will also come. Kavya says even I will come. Kaka comes and says even I m ready, shall we leave. Astha says fine, lets go. Shlok asks is anyone there. jyoti says we were joking, you guys carry on, everyone laughs and asks them to leave. Astha and Shlok leave. Kaka wishes Shlok and Astha always be happy. Shlok drives faster and Astha asks him to drive slow. He says so you are ordering me.
She says yes, you have to obey my order. She says I can’t believe that I used to fight with you and today I m in a beautiful relation with you. They reach Astha’s home and Kalindi and Avdhoot welcomes them by doing aarti and tilakThey touch their feets and takes their parents blessings. Astha hugs Kalindi and cries. Shlok looks on. Avdhoot says Kalindi, take her inside. Shlok says I think you should also go to Astha. Kalindi and Astha talk about Anjali. Astha says Shlok is there with me, nothing can happen to me. Kalindi says I m happy, I wish you always stay happy there. Avdhoot also hugs Astha and smiles. He says you chose the right man for you, I trust him that he will give you every happiness of the world. Astha asks them why can’t you guys be with me. Avdhoot says you can come here anytime when you miss us. He says lets go, Shlok is alone. Astha tells them about Satyanarayana puja and asks them to come. They agree. Kalindi takes her for some ritual. Anjali talks to the Guruji and takes the mahurat of the puja.